52 years old Alfred Ocolla, has a
kidney and heart problem. He would travel 80kms away from his home to Arua
Regional Referral Hospital for routine check-ups. Sometimes, Ocolla would be referred
to Lacor hospital in Gulu for oxygen.
According to Dr Jammy Omara, the Medical
Superintendent of ...
Enabel in close collaboration with Development Partners, worked with the Ministry of Education
and Sports (MoES) to establish and define the concept of a TVET Centre of
Excellence (CoE). This exercise which transpired during last September was aimed at
establishing standard criteria and framework...
They had just received their biggest order ever. In
February 2020, they won a contract to make 500 uniforms for pupils of Kisumu
Primary School. But then Covid-19 struck. Schools and businesses were
closed. Public and private transport were banned and a 7 pm curfew was
Another 350 young
people in Uganda’s West Nile region have enrolled in short term skills training
courses organized by the Belgian development agency Enabel.
This brings to 2,550
the total number of youth, both Ugandans and South Sudanese refugees, who have
benefited from the programme...
Along Balya Road in Fort Portal, a
town in western Uganda on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, there is a small
but busy graphic design shop, called Kabarole Red Enterprises.
The owner and manager, John Koojo,
proudly shows his equipment for making tie-dye embroidery and printing banners...
residents have been urged to desist from littering to safeguard the town’s
image as Uganda’s Tourism City. Home to several tourism sites, Fort Portal
is one of the 7 municipalities recently upgraded to cities. Speaking during
cleanup day commemoration in Fort Portal town today, Enabel...
For many people, the 3 months lockdown due to the coronavirus
pandemic was a challenge.
It was hard to survive on meager savings and adjust to the sudden
change in the pattern of living where one was required to only stay at home. But for Acola Annette, the lockdown was a blessing in disguise. ...
Kyamanywa sits in her workshop where she mixes different substances to
manufacture soap. It is gratifying to know that a physically challenged youth
is making a living by making bar and liquid soap. Mwajuma, a mother of 3 who hails
from Masindi, a district in Western...
Lucy Sagal and Pascal Sagal are sisters from Matany in Napak District. Esther trained with St. Daniel Comboni Technical institute as a tailor under the Enabel Programme. When she completed the skills training, she opened up a fashion store in Matany town and is now training her Lucy sister to learn ...
It is a hot January afternoon in Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, home to almost 80,000 South Sudanese refugees.
Twenty-year-old Alison John and his fellow students, both refugees and locals, are busy making beehives out of timber. Even as they are putting the final
touches, there is already...
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the education system
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments around the world
have ordered for the closure of schools in quick succession to contain the
spread of the coronavirus. Because of this, more than 60 percent of the world’s
Onoit Emmanuel, has been through a lot to become the experienced welder that he is today. He has done many odd jobs. Emmanuel started off as a casual laborer offering manual labor in his community for pay as little as UGX 10,000 ($2) a day. He then served as a worker at many construction sites and later...
Paper is now a thing of the past and
digitalization is the in thing now. Teachers’ colleges have embraced the move
to digitize their record keeping by using an attendance management system
dubbed ‘Time-on-task’ to fight absenteeism of both teaching and non-teaching
To know more, watch this...
absenteeism is still one of the major challenges facing the education sector
across the African continent and according to the World Bank, one the top
factors leading to poor academic performance in many schools across sub-Saharan
Africa. Uganda is no exception. Research puts Uganda at the...
The Health and safety of our co-workers, employees and beneficiaries is paramount when fighting against the coronavirus. We have therefore developed materials and videos to inform our staff and National Teachers' Colleges on the safety guidelines for the coronavirus.