We work in partnership with community-based organizations to carry out various programs for women youth and children. Currently, Global ICT-Care is using facilities provided by community-based organizations (CBOs) for the smooth running of our designed projects at the community level.
Our long-term plan is to establish a global ICT-Care Centre (Model Village) in various regions of the country, where our target groups can have access to our services.
We are training women in better and Unique farming methods, poultry keeping, crop and animal.We are improving access to markets to enable farmers to sell their produce at a better price such as through providing relevant information about prices and demand etc.
GIC has provided no- interest loans to women in support to agriculture with intention to improve their livelihood, these loans are paid back so that other women can also access them, and this has improved the capacity of women to increase their agricultural productivity.
Business and entrepreneurship
Helping women in identifying suitable business ventures.
We are increasing financial literacy by training women the skills to create a budget, the ability to track spending, learning the techniques to pay off debt and saving.We are supporting women to generate income through micro enterprises.
We are providing Training in craft making, basket making, and liquid soap making, baking, and tailoring. After training these women, we help them apply the acquired skills to start something that can enable them earn a better living. Through our microloan scheme, women in target are able to purchase equipment and other required resources required for their production.
Why is this project important?
In many rural communities in Uganda, women though often marginalized, play a big role in community development. One cannot ignore the fact that women conventionally have contributed to productive activities like agriculture, micro businesses like fruit selling, fresh food stalls, small eating places to mention but a few. We believe that empowering women to unlock their various capabilities, will Improve their capacity to take charge of their own development, by utilizing capabilities to earn incomes and live to full potential.
Global ICT-Care believes that the “women too can” concept will harness women’s aptitude to initiate actions for development.
Women are considered to be the “mothers of the nation”. A change in the way women view themselves and an increased awareness of equal access to and control of resources and services will enable them to take charge of their opportunities. Hence “Women Too can” program relevance.
Global ICT Care is committed to the youth of Uganda. We created a unique program that focuses on building the capacity of youth for economic empowerment and developing sustainable community development.
Business and Entrepreneurship
We are providing training in business management..
The program teaches youth the value of shared knowledge, the free exchange of information, and the benefits of collaborative efforts to create sustainable growth and generate new avenues for business ventures.
We are Training the youth various income generating projects i.e. Book making, making shoes, bags and food processing. With the application of the acquired skills, some of the youth have started their own business which has helped to curb the ever increasing youth unemployment.
Social and Leadership Impact
We bring young people together to learn from each other, explore ideas, share opinions and introduce them to inspirational success models from youth around the world who have shared experiences with overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges.
The Youth on the Rise program encourages young people in their capacity as future leaders. We support enthusiastic young people who embrace the tenets of improved social conditions.
After our various training programs are well established, we will create a model community recreation centers for young people throughout various regions of Uganda.
We are training young people the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and other technologies to harness the potential of their group.
We encourage youth to create sustainable initiatives shaped by the needs of the community.
Youth on the Rise strives to be inclusive, and towards that goal, a mobile van will act as a multipurpose multimedia center. Transportation is an enormous barrier for most youth in impoverished rural and semi-urban areas. Global ICT Care understands the obstacles youth encounter due to their location and provides direct delivery of all aspects of ICT. Our program offers endless potential for disadvantaged youth through access to knowledge and informal education.
We are a YOUTH-LED program.
We believe in the POTENTIAL and PROMISE of young people.
We have discovered locally relevant DIGITAL technology has a positive impact on the social aspect of rural communities.
We are INCLUSIVE. We break down gender and social barriers by working with people who share our vision including social innovators, local communities, and staff.
We are TRANSPARENT about all aspects of our non-profit organization. We are open about our work with rural populations and our results.
We are COLLABORATIVE. We collaborate across geographic and social boundaries to achieve the best possible results.
Why is this project important?
Youth are considered to be the productive age group that could contribute positively to national development. Global ICT-Care seeks to develop ascendable, sustainable and cost-effective programs and policies that address the root causes of youth unemployment while growing the prospects young people have to obtain a decent job or start a successful business. We strongly believe that “by empowering the youth, you are empowering the community” and the nation in succession. Teaching our target groups life skills as the apex of all our programs, Global ICT-Care (GIC) believes that the youth on the rise program is relevant and will harness “Youth involvement” as partners who contribute to socio-economic growth and development.
Improving access to quality education
In order to increase access to quality education especially among the vulnerable children (orphans, children with disability, children infected with HIV/Aids), GIC is working with CBOs which we identify these children.
We are currently giving out educational support in form of school fees, scholastic materials like pens, pencils, books, mathematical sets and uniforms [statistics]
We have plans of building a primary school for the children where we will be able to provide them with free quality education.
Improving Health nutrition for children
Apart from providing children with meals at school, we also sensitize the caregivers on the importance of providing children with nutritious foods using the locally produced foods. Grandmothers, mothers and Young caregivers are equipped with knowledge and skills on preparation of balanced indigenous meals for children, child stimulation, prevention of childhood illnesses and food preservation. We provide child health care information to the mothers.
Global ICT Care Action
The Global ICT Care project consists of a three-phase plan created to help bring Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training and services to rural communities throughout Uganda.
Phase one is the construction of a Global ICT-Care center in the Western region of Uganda.
Phase two is an evaluation of the center and research into the possibility of creating similar models in other regions of the country.
Phase three is creating other centers for poor rural communities throughout Uganda that lack ICT training services. Phase three is dependent upon favorable evaluation of phase two.
Why is this project important?
Global ICT Care rises to the challenge of designing ICT centers and the training curriculum they provide in the best form to achieve positive outcomes in community development so that they can be replicated at a reduced cost.
Therefore, it is crucial that the formula can be replicated elsewhere. ICT training must be low cost because the center must support itself financially while not charging hefty fees from the people. Global ICT Care will offer an innovative learning program that benefits the poor with a unique cost structure for services determined by a pay-what-you-can principle so that all people can access the technology.
Besides of providing training to the people, the center will be designed to cater for regional offices of Global ICT-Care, where all the information, inquiries about Global ICT-Care projects and programs can be found.
We will use the skills and labor of residents to build and maintain Global ICT-Care centers.The project goal is to create a replicable Global ICT-Care center which can be used throughout Uganda.