Providing the marginalised youth in the less-favoured areas of Uganda’s capital with technical and vocation and training is one of the central goals of “Action for Fundamental Change and Development” (AFFCAD), a youth-led NGO empowering slum communities in Kampala.
The organisation offers vocational training in the fields of hotel management, beauty therapy, fashion design, electric installation, videography, events management and graphics design in close cooperation with local companies and employers.
Shafic is the owner of a small photocopy and printing shop in Bwaise, one of Kampala’s most deprived areas. He is participating in AFFCAD’s TVET activities, employing young apprentices in his store to equip them with practical skills necessary for long-term employment. This is essential to provide the youth in Kampala’s most deprived areas with a future perspective, thus also combatting tendencies of violent extremism in the region.
In the framework of the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs, the European Union supports the essential work of AFFCAD in order to contribute to education and skills development in alignment with the demand of the labour market.