Vocational Training

The Quicken Trust is transforming the lives of hundreds of people in Kabubbu – a village in Uganda ravaged by poverty and diseases such as malaria and AIDS. Once the villagers saw themselves as the “Forgotten People”. Now, through sponsorship, children can complete primary and secondary education – and then learn vocational skills to benefit the community and earn themselves an income. Sponsor a Vocational Student

Quicken recognises that not every child leaving the Trust High School is able to go on to higher education at university. So a vocational programme has been set up to train and develop skills. Over 80 students are regularly attending vocational training courses.

Some are based in the village but many travel to colleges or institutions nearby. Often Quicken will work with that institution to ensure the qualifications are fully certified and recognised. Among the places where Kabubbu students are enrolled are: Tiner International School of Beauty; Mengo School of Nursing and Midwifery; Gayaza Technical College; YMCA, Kampala; Lutere College and Lady Vallery College.  Sponsor a Student

Current Courses

At present, students from Kabubbu are studying:

  • Furniture making and general woodwork
  • Computer skills
  • Animal husbandry
  • Crop management
  • Car mechanics
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty care
  • Secretarial studies

There are plans to extend the list to include house building/bricklaying, wiring and plumbing.

Sponsor a Vocational Student