Improving employment opportunities of youths

The project led by Kids Club Kampala, aims to improve the employment opportunities of 30 unemployed young men and women from the Katanga slum in Kampala, Uganda. More specifically it will provide the youths with good quality carpentry skills training over the course of a year at the Kids Club Kampala Carpentry workshop. The Workshop is situated within the Katanga slum, making it easier for the youths to attend the classes. The project includes equipping the workshop with more date training materials. Entrepreneurship training will also be provided and a full set of tools will be given to the students upon graduation, enabling them to begin practicing their trade.

Founded in 2009, KCK is a UK registered charity and registered Ugandan NGO that aims to help vulnerable children in the slums to survive and thrive and transform poor communities


Education / Community Development


July 2022 - june 2023


Kampala / Uganda

With whom

Kids Club Kampala




42.9 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 600/year (2017)

Poverty rate *
21% (2016)

Literacy rate
70% (2016)

Human Development Index
162nd out of 189 countries (2018)

Uganda’s economy has continued to post strong growth, by many developing country standards. It nevertheless remains a very poor country and far from the middle-income status it aspires to. Although the poverty rate has greatly declined from 39% in 2002 to 19% in 2012, the strong population growth has meant that the absolute number of poor people has remained the same. One in three children has no food to eat during the school day and 27% of children under five are stunted. Agriculture accounts for 25% of the country’s GDP and employs 77% of the adult population. However, the productivity of smallholder farmers remains low due to lack of access to services such as credit and insurance and reliance on traditional farming methods.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.