How to do successful development cooperation?
Finn Church Aid has kick-started Learn to Earn, a new cooperation pilot in Uganda. It began with building a vocational school where refugee and local Ugandan youth study side by side for new professions. The school cooperates with local employers and aims for rapid employment in the middle of the refugee settlement. Future mechanics, farmers, caterers, construction workers and other professionals study in the school.
Omnia, a Finnish vocational education development centre, will develop educational materials for the school. Finnish-Kenyan education startup Fuzu will bring a digital platform to accommodate learning and help students to find jobs. Local employers and entrepreneurs offer hands-on work experience for students and come in to the school as visiting lecturers. The goal is to build a model that’s easy to bring to new locations around the world.
Måndag and Write This Down are in charge of the communication and marketing of the project. Marketing started at the end of 2015 by interviewing different stakeholders like the students and teachers.
For more information of the project contact Laura Vanhanen from Finn Church Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org.