Over 300 youth attain entrepreneur skills courtesy of KCCA and LCA

In Summary
  • The Joint Action Plan II project that commenced in 2022 has been concluded after registering tremendous achievements.
Naomi Ayot Oyaro the Coordinator for Local Coalition Accelerator
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Over 300 youth have been equipped with entrepreneurial skills courtesy of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in collaboration with Local Coalition Accelerator (LCA) an umbrella body for Non-Governmental Organisations advocating for sustainable development.

Under the "Joint Action Plan II Project" that commenced in 2022 over 100 children were rescued from the streets.

Speaking at the climax event of the Project Naomi Ayot Oyaro, the Coordinator of LCA noted that they have empowered local leaders by training them on how they can effectively improve their communities.

She further explained that they provided medical consumables to Kisenyi Health Centre IV.

"Kisenyi Health Centre IV receives 400 to 700 births per month, it also receives supplies as per the budget yet they get clients from as far as Mukono, therefore responding with medical consumables was critical for us to deal with rescuing the lives of mothers and children”.Ayot said.

Sheila Birungi Gandi the Director Gender Community Services and Production Kampala Capital City Authority
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Among other achievements, they created a safe learning environment by providing learners with scholastic materials and constructing classrooms in several schools including, St Paul Ggaba Demonstration School, Kyambogo Primary School, Mulago School for the Deaf.

 "Atotal of 115  urban refugee children were supported with going back to school packages".Ayot stated

Sheila Birungi Gandi the Director of Gender Community Services and Production KCCA applauded the efforts of the coalition and called upon other development partners to work with the government to improve the lives of most marginalized and underserved communities.

 “The Joint Action Plan II project” was implemented by Local Coalition Accelerator (LCA) in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) with support from An American-based organization namely the Conrad Hilton Foundation