Girls’ Apprenticeship Program

In Uganda women make up three out of every five people who are unemployed, and urban youth are particularly disadvantaged. In partnership with Citi Foundation, TechnoServe implemented a year-long program to address employability issues facing young women in the Kampala area. The Girl's Apprenticeship Program (GAP) built on previous entrepreneurship projects in the country, providing 60 girls with three- to five-month apprenticeships with successful local business women. At the end of the project, 83 percent of participants were able to become workforce entrants, either by finding paid employment or starting their own business.