Svensk partner: Vimmerby kommun

Vimmerby and Mukono, Uganda

Project: New options for youth employement

This partnership works on developing vocational and study guidance for young people. Both in Mukono Municipality and in Vimmerby municipality. The needs of both municipalities look very different, but so does our knowledge of this field and where we can complement and learn from each other in a very good way. 

The main goal of this partnership is to start up an organization for study and careers in Mukono Municipality. It will when the partnership is over at least one person working on this and can help young people in Mukono to find and choose the right education on the basis of which there are the greatest opportunities to get a job in the municipality. These people should have a good idea of what needs there are among the major companies in the municipality and the work areas where there is a need to employ. They should know what training is required to get these works and where to find these programs. These will also work to find different ways to disseminate this information to as many young people as possible in the community.

The goal is to reduce long-term employment rate in Mukono Municipality. For this to work you need the municipality’s ruling politicians set aside money in the budget to hire these people and we Vimmerby can stand for training and guidance for them. In Mukono, they have made some other small initiatives to help young people start their own businesses as we Vimmerby can learn from and take with us and try to Vimmerby.

Young people’s voices in developing a youth centre

This is a one-year project resulting from the cooperation between Vimmerby municipality and Mukono town council in Uganda.

The projects goal is to enhance youth’s and children’s awareness of democratic, cultural and ethical rights and their potential in Mukono and in Vimmerby.

Both Vimmerby municipal and Mukono city council will achieve the goal through building and establishing a youth centre respectively and also by engaging different stakeholders in the process including: teachers, municipal leaders, youth leaders, different organizations working in the area. The main activities are geared towards influencing young people’s involvement into different democratic processes and decision making in both Vimmerby municipality and Mukono city council.

The overall expectation is that the youth in both Vimmerby and Mukono will have more say through involvement and participation in all issues that affect them with regards to democracy cultural and ethical rights respectively.

Young Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development

The vision of the partnership is to increase the possibilities and commitment among youth for local societal issues especially concerning sustainable development.

The project objective is that both parties have a platform where children, youths and adults meet, exchange experiences and collaborate for a sustainable development of the local society where the creativity and commitment of youths is taken care of and put to use in political decision, through entrepreneurial work in projects and where the youths’ work is validated.