Fran Horizon Consultants, a consultancy firm formed by Ugandans formerly working in the diaspora, has opened in Kampala to teach jobless youths skills that can employ them.
Speaking at the launch on Thursday, Mary Poche the general manager and head of research and feasibility studies, said the consultancy which consists mainly of Ugandans who have been working in the diaspora is seeking to transfer skills to help the jobless youth out of unemployment.
“Ugandans are very good in whatever they do but the skills to transform theory from school into applied knowledge are missing here,” she said.
Frances Dungu, the Fran Horizon Consultants chief executive officer, said majority of youth in Uganda who complete school, lack confidence in the work place and require mentorship to bring out the best in them so as for them to deliver results.
“I went through the same, I got a second class upper degree in law but when I started working, the work place was terrifying until when I got a mentorship from colleagues which built my confidence,” she said.
As part of the launch, a total of Shs.1.5m was raised at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel to sponsor more than 30 maids who are going to be trained with professional skills such as honesty, time keeping and transparency that employers always look out for from new employees.
“People need mentorship, motivation and change in attitude towards the jobs to achieve better results,” Poche said.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor