VCI’s work in capacity building will include vocational education institutions as well as providing opportunities, especially for women and disadvantaged youth to access vocational education and training programs at institutions with a view to improving their livelihoods. In addition, there will be focus on basic literacy and numeracy training, especially for women, in an effort to reinforce their capacity to become more active and productive agents in their communities.
Livelihoods for enterprise development and employment opportunities
VCI’s support to enterprise development is a combination of professional and vocational training, followed by the provision of needed tools to make these enterprises viable, to apply their skills and to establish profitable economic operations. These programs will work with individuals, community groups and cooperatives; and more formally with small enterprises producing goods for local, regional as well as international markets.
Much of VCI’s work to protect and conserve the environment will occur within the context of its use of the environmental 3Rs of reuse, recycle and reduce. VCI has undertaken to preserve Uganda’s land and water resources. VCI will consistently work with communities to instil greater understanding of the long-term, potentially negative consequences of environmental degradation and to engage them in sustainable natural resource management programs.
VCI works with individuals and communities to teach, learn and know their rights. The communities will be fully supported to participate in the development of policy and practices which affect their lives and to claim rights where necessary.
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Maths) Education
Vibrant Communities Initiatives is committed to ‘Promoting Science and Technology in Education for Uganda’s Socio-Economic Development,’ The purpose is to enable Uganda embrace and promote the role of STEM Education in order to realize the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030 especially in the rural Uganda.