Youth unemployment remains a serious policy challenge in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Uganda. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), Uganda’s measured unemployment rates have been incresing over time. In 2012, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics revealed that the share of unemployed youth (national definition, 18-30 years) among the total unemployed persons in the country was 64 percent.

Causes of youth unemployment are believed to be multifaceted, one of which being identified as getting skills to become job seekers which mentality should be changed.

Goethe Institute in partnership with Finding XY conducted Start-Up training for secondary school students. The week’s workshop was to empower students to establish startups that turn social, economic and environmental challenges we face globally into business opportunities thus, the promotion of innovation, entrepreneurship, and competitiveness.

Through this training, the students were empowered to become job creators with an environmental conscious.