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The Community Development Association (CDA) program supports a shift from subsistence farming to commercial agricultural through individual and cooperative businesses. The program includes educational workshops, exposure visits, technical training and business implementation. When Ugandan farmers work together, they gain access to competitive markets and increased bargaining power. Long-term benefits of the CDA program include better economic health, agricultural vitality, and food security.$3,500 donated of $13,600 goal
The Women’s Enterprise Training Program (WETP) focuses on women with little to no formal education. The program combines education with entrepreneurial opportunities that include classroom lessons; exposure visits to successful businesses, expanded vocational and technical training and seed money to begin a small business. WETP gives a voice to vulnerable women as the program guides them from a business idea to implementation.$10,000 donated of $35,200 goal
The Adopt a Family program provides a Ugandan family with business and animal husbandry training courses, veterinary services or agricultural advisement and an enterprise project in the form of piglets, chickens or mango seedlings. Through small family businesses, it is possible for anyone to pull themselves out of poverty.$9,720 donated of $43,000 goal
The Life Skills Program supports disadvantaged youth between the ages of 12 and 17 with a focus on girls. Each student is provided with an opportunity to start her own business over the course of four years through professional development trainings and a livestock project. Program lessons include budgeting, goal setting, peer pressure and self-management, resume writing and the value of education. Businesses launched during the program allow students to dream for a brighter future while giving them the ability to self-fund their education.$28,520 donated of $57,000 goal
With 50% of the Ugandan population is under the age of 15, more elementary teachers are required. The Vocational College Technical Training (VCTT) program provides scholarships for teachers interested in elementary or early childhood education. VCTT combines classroom education, vocational training and internship opportunities to future teachers. Upon graduation, students are encouraged to return to their rural villages to support educational opportunities for young kids.$2,800 donated of $5,600 goal
In Uganda, jobs in villages and employment in cities is scarce. As a response to this need, the Collegiate Education Program (CEP) was born. CEP aims at boosting vocational education as a means of overcoming high unemployment rates by providing an opportunity for hands on, skilled education that allows youth to compete in the job market or become job creators themselves. CEP features program support in: veterinary/agriculture, construction, mechanics, hotel management, carpentry and tailoring. The program encourages students to return to the village and serve their communities once they graduate.$5,200 donated of $11,990 goal
Colorado Gives Day is on Tuesday, December 10th!
On this day, generous supporters like yourself come together to support Colorado nonprofits through an end of year gift and we hope that you will think of us when making your giving decisions. This year, we are asking you to help us meet our goal of raising $40,000 between now and December 31st. Every dollar donated to Into Your Hands Africa will directly impact those living in rural Uganda through education and enterprise development.
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The Life Skills Scholars Program combines education and entrepreneurship. Over the course of four years, a student learns how to self-fund his or her own education beyond IYHA’s financial support by starting a small business and learning a vocational trade in animal husbandry. Since launching the program in 2017, school enrollment has increased by 48% among senior-one through senior four grades. Female enrollment has increased by over 60%!Donate to cause