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Formerly Abducted Children Create Income Generating Activities
One of the most critical issues for peace and recovery in northern Uganda is the high level of unemployment and lack of opportunities for the formerly abducted children. To combat this problem, the Norwegian Refugee Council, with funding from USAID’s Northern Uganda Transition Initiative (USAID/NUTI), formed the Youth Education Packs (YEP). YEP mentors and trains formerly abducted youth in carpentry and furniture production.
USAID/NUTI has procured almost 1000 different furniture items worth over $64,000 dollars, to supply furniture and provide income generating activities for the formerly abducted children.
The continued effort towards the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure destroyed during the 22 year conflict, has led to increased confidence and stable presence of Uganda Local Government in the sub-counties across the north.
USAID/NUTI has become the first institutional client of the YEP furniture businesses, working in Odek, Purongo, and Paibo sub-counties.