PICOT’s European Union funded Youth Skilling Project Changing Lives.

Enhancing Access to Skills development and Reduce Unemployment among Youth through strengthening capacity of Local Civil Society Organizations in West Nile, Uganda (EARN PROJECT) is a three years action implemented by PICOT and UREA in the districts of Yumbe, Koboko and Maracha in West Nile sub-region with funding from the European Union.

The overall objective of the action is: improved employability and entrepreneurship skills through promoting non- formal skills, entrepreneurship and information Communication and technology (ICT) skills for youth aged 15 to 30 years to increase access to employment opportunities and incomes for inclusive and sustainable growth.

Over the two years implementation period PICOT has trained and equipped (Start-Up Kit) a total of 562 youths in various Non-formal skills and ICT.

Recently PICOT commissioned a tracer study targeting the youth beneficiaries who had completed the non- formal training cycle to get insight into ascertain their socio-economic integration into the labour market and communities and provide technical guidance, coaching and mentorship.

Some selected success stories from the tracer study are presented as below.https://www.picot.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Some-of-the-success-stories-from-the-tracer-study.pdf