We work with communities in Kampala and in Jinja
Background of Acholi Quarter in Kampala
Acholi quarter is a poverty stricken community in Kampala. The community is comprised of mostly Acholi people who fled from war affected areas in Northern Uganda during the civil war from 1986-2009. The community also comprises of many other tribes i.e. Busoga, Baganda, Itesos, Banyankole, Banyarwanda. Stone quarrying is the most common form of employment which was, and still is, being carried. However, many people are leaving the quarry as increasing market demand has meant that new opportunities for business have become available. 22STARS foundation is an organisation that is positively impacting the Acholi Quarter community by providing education and medical support to children. It is currently facilitating the entrepreneurship skills and knowledge training conducted by Entrepreneurs hand Uganda (EHU) so as to equip the youths, adults and parents with sustainable business ideas in order to make their passion a reality and help them to help themselves.
Background of Danida in Jinja
According to previous and current research conducted by the Uganda Bureau of statistics, Busoga (Eastern Ugandan) is one of the poorest regions in the country, the number of poor people in living in rural areas is approximated to be 10 million. To be part of the solution to this crisis, Entrepreneurs Hand Uganda through its campaign “ Entrepreneurship for Development”,was founded and established in Jinja District, Busoga region in Eastern Uganda with the main objectives being poverty eradication and reduction of unemployment through entrepreneurship knowledge, experience and skills training within its programs-Youth Vocation Program, Farmers/Peasants program, Community Entrepreneurship Program and Enterprise/corporate program.