HIV/AIDS, poverty, high child mortality rate, child sacrifice, poor infrastructure, lack of employment which are chronic problems in Uganda have pushed the poor to a very desperate and precarious situation. Among the poorest are the chidren orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Mulago Vocational Training Center (MVTC) was established to address the challenges created by Uganda's chronic problems. MVTC is a Catholic founded school owned by the Archdiocese of Kampala managed by the Sisters of Charity under Mulago Catholic Parish. It was established in 1996 to provide knowledge and skills to the youths in difficult circumstances with more considerations being given to the most vulnerable girl child. The spiritans (Holy ghost Fathers) working in Mulago Parish since 1982 have made great efforts to see that, many young girls and boys especially those orphaned by HIV/AIDS, around the area after dropping out of school due to poverty and many other family problems, can benefit from MVTC. The centre admits boys and girls regardless of their Religion provided they are within the area of operation. MVTC is registered under the ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda.
MVTC is located at St. Joseph Mulago Parish Community Centre, plot No. 1117 Church road, old Mulago which is within Kawempe Division, Kampala District. It covers the area of Mulago Catholic Parish which includes Mulago, Kavule, (Kalerwe), Wandegeya, Kyebando and Mpererwe Sub-Parish. According to the December 2002 National census, Kawempe division had a population of 280,000 people. Mulago parish covers about a third of Kawempe division and has a population of about 85,000 people.
Our mission is first and foremost to provide knowledge and skills to the youth in difficult circumstances for self reliance.
Our vision is to empower the youth by giving them different skills of their interest, discourage dependency and uplift their dignity through self reliance. By empowering especially the vulnerable young teenage girls to get skills, we will be reducing dependency which has increased HIV/AIDS infection in Uganda since most of them enter into prostitution.
The main objective is to fight dependency and promote self reliance.
1. To empower young women to deal with discrimination and inequality that is created between girls and boys through skills training.
2. To create awareness on how to prevent HIV/AIDS and how one can live life positively after being infected.
3. To build community capacity to deal with many social problems around this densely populated area.
4. To prevent early marriages.
5. To prevent them from abortion by equipping them with the knowledge on dangers of abortion.
Rev. Fr. Martin Andama CSSp. Director
Mr. Godfrey Ongier…………….Chairperson
Rev. Sr. Charity Nyaga…Principal
Mr. Julius Mbabazi……………..Deputy Principal
Rev. Sr. Charity Nyaga --- Financial Manager
Mr. David Mbabaire…………….Staff Member
Duration of Courses
Our courses take a length of two years for an award of a certificate. We felt that, after these two years the students are able to face the world and look for jobs in a more professional way.
MVTC great hope for Flora
Over the last few years since Mulago Vocational Training Centre MVTC) begun, a number of activities have been carried out.
The school has been relying on Christian help and some few donors who are no longer funding the school. We were also able to construct a small hostel which generates some little income for school sustainability.
The school performance is evaluated by the students and the teachers at the end of every semester, and then the School Management committee as indicated above.
We conclude by appreciating all those who continue to support us in order to enable us empower the vulnerable youths in Mulago Vocational Training Centre. May God bless you all.
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MULAGO VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (MVTC)