Basic Information
Name of Innovation:
The HANDS Project
Over the last one decade, Africa has witnessed the establishment of TVET institutions and or even innovation hubs in an effort to foster employable skills amongst the youth and other under-served populations. Uganda alone has over 600 registered TVET institutions, graduating at-least over 78% of those enrolled. Yet until now, there still evidence of a mismatch between employable skills and jobs in the market; TVET institutions among other vocational hubs have lacked a means to efficiently integrate experimentation and design skills into their curricula that are entirely embedded on building skills, which kills innovation in the product markets
Description of Innovation:
Alison’s Solution, The HANDS Project is a hands-on three-in-one curriculum that helps TVET graduates to integrate both design skills and social entrepreneurial skills into their already acquired building skills, while using the design cycle to help them to assess community needs as they design for and with them. The result is a self-reliant innovative TVET graduate; at the pivot of the HANDS Project is non-segregated curriculum with a positive result regardless of prior training or education level. This curriculum is practically taught in 10 days, as opposed to other term-long curricula in the vocational settings. It motivates creative confidence amongst TVET graduates
Sustainability :
8,000,000 youth, 38% of Uganda’s youth population have interfaced with TVET curriculum. The HANDS Project will reach 60 TVET institutions by end of 2019 and 150 by 2021. As the “skilling Uganda” Agenda seeks to reach more youth and under-served populations, TVET institutions are getting integrated into rural innovation centers, giving them more leverage. A recent Government interest on Alison’s solution has given it more mileage in to potentially reach 400 TVET institutions in Uganda in 5 years. As it enters new markets in the quest to improve access to demand-driven TVET education and learning for 22,000,000 people in Africa by 2025, Alison will franchise the solution to local providers
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