September 2013

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Capacity building Session with Swiss Contact

by fontes on 24/09/2013 No comments

Potentiam Youth Development center had their Worker’s PAS capacity building with Swiss Contact yesterday. The capacity building was a success with Joseph Esabu of Swiss Contact explaining why it is a necessary tool for the Ugandan workforce today, how it can be useful to its holder, the process of how a worker’s pass can be acquired and the respective stake holders in its successful implementation.
The Worker’s PAS is a document that explains and validates practical competences and skills acquired by its holder without necessarily having attended school. The different skills that someone has are tested and once someone is found to have the required competences they are issued the PAS.
The PAS, despite its having been in existence for only the past three years, it has gone a long way to empower different people in communities around Uganda, by giving them the ability to prove that they are employable and will do a great job despite their not having acquired their skills through formal education channels.
Joseph also shared some success stories from within Uganda and East Africa where the PAS has been an instrumental aid in giving people credibility and allowing them to compete favorably for employment opportunities.

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fontesCapacity building Session with Swiss Contact

Potentiam Youth Center Visits GLAD Farm in Kapeka Nakaseke

by fontes on 12/09/2013 No comments

Potentiam Youth Center had an amazing trip to GLAD farm in Kapeka – Nakaseke.

The trip to GLAD farm was part of the youth canter’s effort to have the students learn about different forms of running business as part of their Business course. Farming being one of the biggest income generators in Uganda, GLAD farm, a commercial farm project was a perfect fit for the trip and case study.

GLAD farm is a commercial farm specializing in growing and selling of maize grain. The Farm is on a total of 400 acres and produces a total of about 600 Tonnes of maize per season. The farm is Run by Bent Ronsen, a Norwegian who retired a few years back. Bent has done a great job and hires his staff based on character and integrity from the local community around Kapeka.

This combination of farming and empowering Ugandans by rewarding their good character, hard work and life values made the learning experience an amazing one.

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fontesPotentiam Youth Center Visits GLAD Farm in Kapeka Nakaseke

Forging Partnerships

by Apiyo Oweka-Laboke on 03/09/2013 No comments

Daniel Stern Founder of UConnect together with Dan Boston CEO of the R.A.I.S.E Programme and Grace Achire CEO of Vantage Communications took an interest in the work Fontes is doing at the Potentiam Youth Center. They visited the center, interacted with the staff and even sat in for some of the classes. They were impressed with the center model, most especially the Personal Development classes. Forging meaningful partnerships enhances the work that we do in creating long term impact and sustainability.

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Apiyo Oweka-LabokeForging Partnerships