Skilling in Agripreneurship for Increased Youth Employment (SAY) Project

Skilling in Agripreneurship for Increased Youth Employment (SAY) Project


Gulu University, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment in Partnership with AVSI Foundation are implementing a Skilling Project named: “Skilling in Agriprenuership for Increased YouthEmployment (SAY) Project”. The SAY Project is funded Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). The project seeks to contribute to increased Agri-skills level and gainful employment of youth in the agriculture sector in Uganda.

Applications are invited from eligible youth to be enrolled for training in various enterprises/trades. The training is a short course that will run for a period of three (3) months from September to November 2023. At the end of the training, the candidates will undergo a modular assessment by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT), Ministry of Education and Sports, and ultimately be awarded certificates in the enterprise/trade of choice.

There are 200 slots available in total (100 slots for female candidates and 100 slots for male candidates), distributed as follows:
i) 160 candidates will be registered students of Gulu University
ii) 40 candidates will be registered from the community

Eligibility/Requirement for Registration
1) Be between 18 – 30 years old at the time of applying.
2) Be a final year or semi-finalist student of Gulu University and, or a member from the community with at least a Senior Four Certificate (UCE).
3) Present a recommendation letter from the area LC I (for applicants who are not students of Gulu University)
4) Pay the total fee of 100,000/= or at least 50,000/= initial installment for DIT Modular Assesement at the time of submitting an application.

In the table below are the enterprises you may choose from to apply for. Only one choice is allowed:

S/No. Traders/Enterprises for Skilling Duration
1. Horticulture Production and Marketing 3 Months
2. Apiary (Bee Keeping) 3 Months
3. Animal Feed Formulation and Production 3 Months
4. Mushroom Production and Marketing 3 Months
5. Agro-processing 3 Months
NB: Cross-cutting training in Business, Life, and Soft Skills will apply to all students during the training.

Application Form and Submission
Application forms can be obtained (for free) from:
1. Mr. Okwera Simon, Tel. No.: 0776208406 – Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
2. Mr. Ringtho Robert, Tel. No: 0777718885 – Faculty of Education and Humanities
Registration is on the basis of first come, first register. The deadline for registration is Friday 08th September, 2023 at 5:00 pm and training commences on 11th September, 2023.



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