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Belgian Government Injects Euros 20M in Skills Bridging Program in W. Nile, Albertine Regions :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Belgian Government Injects Euros 20M in Skills Bridging Program in W. Nile, Albertine Regions

Chrystelle Jocquet, the Belgian Development Agency Resident representative in Uganda, says that the intervention will address key gaps like the teaching of theory, which has left many school leavers jobless.
Belgian Officials handing over damy cheque of Euros 20 million for the bridging program to the district leaders of W. Nile and Rwenzori regions at Arua Police grounds.

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The Belgian government has committed Euros 20 million (over Shillings 80Billion) to bridge the skills gap

development in West Nile and Albertine regions.

Dubbed the “bridging program’, the two-year initiative ending in 2023, is expected to specifically target Information and Communication Technology-ICT innovation for teachers, infrastructure, safe learning environment in schools, environment and health interventions.

Chrystelle Jocquet, the Belgian Development Agency Resident representative in Uganda, says that the

the intervention will address key gaps like the teaching of theory, which has left many school leavers jobless.

According to Jocquet, the bridging program will also enhance skills of teachers, particularly in training Colleges including those dealing in health through the Technical Vocational Education Training-TVET program.  

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Richard Rwabihinga, the Kabarole district LC 5 Chairperson, says local governments should rally the youths to embrace such skilling opportunities to reduce the unemployment level in the Country.

According to Rwabihinga, the shift from theory to practice will provide a better avenue

for transition to the middle-income status.

 

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Cosmas Ayikobua, the Arua Vice LC V Chairperson, described the intervention by the Belgian government as timely for the residual district, which is currently handicapped with resources in all sectors.

 

 

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The bridging program is also expected to provide a transition from the previous four years Enabel

support to human capital development through World Bank funding to hospitals and lower health units in W. Nile, Karamoja and Acholi sub-regions.