Kyusa, Kampala, Uganda

Kyusa’s work addresses the lack of the economic opportunities for youth from low income families through an innovative, holistic program. The program uses free online courses, business mentoring, skills development, apprenticeship and entrepreneurship training. Kyusa turns participants’ mindset of hopelessness into determination and confidence.

Their participants are empowered to develop passion driven sustainable careers that enable them to become financially independent while creating employment opportunities for others. In order to achieve its mission, Kyusa has divided its offerings into six major strategies: business startup class, business acceleration, soft skills and employment training, life skills and career guidance and ICT and vocational training. Kyusa was referred to AfID by the Eco System Builders Fellowship programme from MIT D-Lab who thought the organisation would benefit from further expertise and training on financial management.

 

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