Comprehensive Schools for Professional Training.
Schools for Youth has partnered with the John Fisher School to create a community concept of advanced vocational and general education for youth. The target group for this concept would be in part from the graduates of the initial vocational-trained youth along with other disadvantaged youth showing promise for further general education.
Public Nurse Training.
In August 2018 SfY developed a pilot-training concept for basic nursing instruction. The University of Lira with the healthcare authorities in Lira and the John Fisher School have embraced this concept and are creating a training curriculum for certification at the HBO-level for nurses.
Expansion of Micro-loans for Local Business.
SfY is exploring cost-effective and market-oriented ways to expand micro-loans to local small businesses by working with local banks. SfY is exploring the feasibility of interest-free loans to businesses to further incentivize their hiring of youth trainees and expansion of their business. SfY is in negotiations with a local bank and is preparing the evaluation criteria for selection of both businesses and youth. SfY would work directly with local communities for all decision-making.
SfY, is of course not unique in working with the microcredit concept, but we are unique in connecting vocational training for youth with business and creating what we call a positive and sustainable “Learning-work Trajectory” for them where they can become independent and earn an income through gainful employment in the local market economy.
We would like to gain from your perspectives on this concept. We would welcome your questions and any experience you may have had with efforts of this type. We are especially interested in your experience with micro-loans. We invite your review of our Project Initiation Document which describes this concept in detail.
We at SfY thank you for reviewing this short explanation of who we are and what we do. We look forward to hearing your questions, comments, and observations.