Project Partners Visit AAH-Uganda Project
EU-Trust Fund country representative Christelle Jocquet and UNHCR field coordinator Jens Hesemann, along with other EU representatives visited the Adjumani Logistics workshop on 9 May 2018.
The workshop is run by the Uganda programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) and provides vehicle repair and maintenance, fleet and fuel management services for UNHCR and its partners.
“The objective of our visit was to experience first-hand the implementation of the workshop’s activities. We were able to see trainees from all trades at work and we are very pleased with the outcome,” said Christelle.
“In addition to providing vehicle and equipment maintenance services, AAH-I is training over 100 youth in various demand-driven skills such as vehicle mechanics, welding and plumbing. The trainees are drawn from refugee and host communities and are mentored by the workshop’s personnel,” said AAH Uganda Logistics Operations Manager Julius Oboth.
A total of 270 youth are benefitting from vocational skills training in Adjumani and Aura districts with funding from the Belgian Agency (Enabel). Uganda has an estimated population of 30 million people. The youth comprise 29% of the country’s overall population. With insufficient jobs to keep up with a growing labour force, demand-driven skills will enable young men and women to be self-sufficient and acquire decent jobs.
In 2017, 243 vocational and technical skills training students received certification upon successful completion of the course.