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Craft knowledge with degree secures income

Independence and self-determination



The step out of poverty is a further education

In Uganda, every child has the opportunity to attend primary school, as long as the costs for a uniform, other necessities and food can be covered. The problem, however, lies particularly in vocational training. Since many people come from poor backgrounds, it is often not possible to provide the children with further education. However, above all crafts and trades that are offered, for example as training, could provide a steady income and the possibility of starting a business.

40 percent of primary school leavers do not pursue further education

The EDI Buwere Vocational College is a craft vocational school. The College tries to be a link between the formal and informal education sector. This is because 40 per cent of primary school leavers in Uganda do not pursue further education. Young people with and without PSLC (Primary School Leaving Certificate, 7 years of primary school) are accepted. They receive a three-year vocational training in one of four professions: hairdresser, mechanic, bricklayer or tailor.

A vocational school that creates opportunities

Young people are given the opportunity to find work directly in their villages and to be able to make a better life for themselves. After successful graduation, graduates can be employed in a company or become self-employed. This opportunity offers the youth of Uganda a social security for the future and tangible alternatives to counteract the threat of unemployment, crime, alcoholism and prostitution.


The aim is to promote structural development work in Africa through music and cultural events and to promote the exchange between Europe and Africa. The name Afrika Rise is also an appeal to politics and society to perceive Africa as a continent with a future. The association Afrika Rise e.V. has supported the vocational school for a better future for many years.

Make access to education possible now and change not only the life of a person, but of an entire community in the long term.

Support these SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.

Read more about the SDGs here

No Poverty Good Health and Well-being Quality Education