Overview 
The Career Imagination Program (CIP) Uganda was founded in 2012 by a group of Ugandan Youths at the OECD summit 2012 following the 
realization that world over, the skills gap in the education system has not helped to address the unemployment problem. Uganda has the world’s second youngest population where 74% are below the age of 30 years but with 6.3 million youth between the ages of 18 and 30 
(UBOS statistical abstract 2015). The Youth unemployment rate is also placed at 19.7% however the UNHS 2013/2014 figures further show that the rural areas with about 77.4% of the population constitute 89.3% of Uganda’s national poverty. The Career Imagination Program has come a long way since its launch in June 2012. We currently work with 20 schools within Uganda, and over 30,000 students have directly benefitted from practical skills training during our 5 years of operation and we are committed to expanding our model.

Background

In 2012, Jonan Kato made a documentary about Education and skills in Uganda that won an award. The awards were organized by the Organization for Economic Corporation and development – OECD. This was the third OECD Global youth competition and was themed ‘Education and Skills’

During the Forum, Jonan Participated in The OECD idea factory – skills and together with a team of Experts gave Birth to Career Imagination Program (CIP). Co-founders include Johannes de Gues, Prof. Jorge Cardoso, and Katherine Acheson.

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Mission statement
To inspire a generation of youths to use their natural talents, inspirations, passions and determinations to become great leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Vision
To prepare and inspire the youth to succeed in the global economy. 

Core Values

  1. Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellency in how we do it. 

  2. Belief in full potential of the young people.

  3. Respect for talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals.

  4. Belief in power of partnership and collaboration

  5. Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands on learning.

Objectives

  1. To support the education system through skilling students in secondary schools, Universities and TVETS with on demand relevant hands on skills. 

  2. To support rural Youth involved in Agriculture through strong market linkages, ICT innovation and Entrepreneurial mentorship

  3. To empower girls and enable them actively involve in development activities equally as men do to meet the millennium development goals

  4. To develop programs and carry out activities aimed at resolving conflicts that arise between individuals, families and communities from disagreements and dissatisfaction for any reason whatsoever  https://globerx24.com/cipro/

  5. To encourage the use of energy saving techniques in order to reverse the wood fuel crisis in Uganda.

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