Article by Abigael Siecinski
The Foundation for Youth Empowerment (FOYE) is located in the heart of Mbarara City, Uganda whose mission is to provide youth developmental opportunities through talent promotion, skill development, and human rights advocacy. One of their programs is the Computer Skills Training Center that currently has a total of 300 registered youths. The youths involved in this program come from poverty-stricken areas of the city and would likely never have access to a computer or an IT facility without FOYE providing computer literacy courses. These technological skills are key tools for the students and their future employment opportunities. The courses cost a small fee to those who can afford them and are free to others. This pay as you can system provides sustainability to the programs and access to all.
Brother’s Brother Foundation was able to assist with the sustainability of the programs by purchasing new computers for the center so they can expand and improve the current operations. The new computers will allow vulnerable youth the opportunity to pursue the skills needed for their future and allow the community at large to utilize the facility outside of class times. BBF is honored to be able to help advance the educational mission of FOYE and we look forward to seeing all the great work they do in the future.