About the College

St. Konrad Integrated Vocational School was started by Rev. Fr. Dr. Pastor Mpora for Kabale Diocese and officially opened on February 11,2008 by his Lordship, the Rt. Rev. Callist Rubaramira of Kabale Diocese. The School’s Motto is: Skills are food. The school teaches the  rural youth of both sexes the necessary skills to earn a living and to support their families. The Director, Dr. Pastor Mpora will be grateful to all who will donate generously for the construction of necessary structures, the procurement of tools for workshops and paying some fees for the needy students. Currently taught are: Building and Concrete Practice, Carpentry and Joinery,  sewing, Knitting and tailoring, Electro – Installation, Plumbing, Welding and Metalwork Fabrication, Agriculture and ordinary secondary school program.

 

 

SKILLS ARE FOOD

SKILLS ARE FOOD

 

 

 

Ziele des Projekts (Goals of the Project)

1.       Die Versorgung der ländlichen Jugend mit den notwendigen Fähigkeiten, um den Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. Der Jugend in der Pfarre Ntarabana und dem Bezirk Buhara im Allgemeinen, fehlt es an Möglichkeiten, handwerkliche Fähigkeiten zu trainieren, die ihnen ermöglichen, einen vernünftigen Lebensunterhalt zu verdienen. Dieses Projekt wird sie ermächtigen, ihre ausgebildete Arbeitskraft zu anzubieten oder sich selbst Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen, durch die sie genug für einen angemessenen Lebensstandard verdienen werden.

2.       Die Aufnahme von Grundschulabgängern, die keine Möglichkeit haben, eine Sekundarschule zu besuchen. Uganda hat allgemeine Grundschulausbildung eingeführt. Viele Jugendliche beenden die Grundschulausbildung, aber können es sich wegen der damit verbundenen hohen Kosten nicht leisten, eine Sekundarschule zu besuchen.

3.       Eindämmung der Abwanderung in benachbarte Gebiete. Die Abwanderungsrate im Bezirk Buhara ist beunruhigend. In jedem Dorf wandern 4 von 10 Familien pro Jahr in andere Gebiete aus. Oft sind es die gesunden Jungen und junge Ehepaare, die emigrieren und Schwache, Kranke und Alte zurücklassen. Dies hat fortdauernde Armut und Hunger ins Gebiet gebracht. Durch das Angebot an praktischen Fähigkeiten wird die Bevölkerung in die Lage versetzt, die Ressourcen für die Erhaltung ihrer Familien zu nutzen. Wo die landwirtschaftliche Fläche nicht ausreicht, werden die gut ausgebildeten Personen befähigt, ihre qualifizierte Arbeitskraft bei höherer Bezahlung anzubieten und sind so ohne die Notwendigkeit auszuwandern in der Lage, ihre Familien zu erhalten.

4.       Verringerung von Spannungen zwischen den Stämmen. Dieses Ziel steht in Verbindung mit dem vorausgegangenen. Die Bakiga aus diesem Gebiet emigrieren zu den Bunyoro, wo die einheimischen Leute ihnen gegenüber eine feindselige Haltung entwickelt haben. Durch die Ausstattung der Bakiga mit den notwendigen Fähigkeiten wird das Phänomen der Auswanderung radikal zurückgehen, und damit die Möglichkeit von wachsenden Spannungen zwischen den Stämmen in jenen Gebieten, in die sie ausgewandert wären.

5.       Verringerung von AIDS/HIV. Es gibt eine Verbindung zwischen Armut und der Geißel AIDS/HIV in Uganda. Die ärmeren Personen bekommen auf Grund ihrer armseligen Lebensumstände leichter diese Krankheit. Viele arbeitslose Jugendliche fliehen in Alkohol und Drogen. In solchen Zuständen werden sie leicht Opfer jener Praktiken, durch die AIDS übertragen wird. Es darf gehofft werden, daß durch die Befähigung der Jugend mit den entsprechenden Qualifikationen, sie neue Lebensstile entwickeln wird, die ihrem wirtschaftlichen Lebensstandard entsprechen.

6.       Die Ausbildung der Jugend in Qualifikationen, die für den Prozeß der Industrialisierung unseres Landes notwendig sind. Uganda ist ein vorwiegend landwirtschaftlicher Staat, und seine Bemühungen zur Industrialisierung werden keinen Erfolg haben, wenn nicht einheimische Arbeitskräfte zu qualifizierten Industriearbeitern ausgebildet werden. Das St. Konrad Integrated Vocational College wird praktische Fähigkeiten vermitteln, die den Jugendlichen helfen können, Kleinbetriebe zu errichten.

7.       Die Bereitstellung geeigneter Fähigkeiten für die Jugendlichen, wo das aktuelle Ausbildungssystem wegen seines Mangels an theoretischen Fächern versagt hat.

8. Wirtschaftliche Unabhängigkeit für die ausgebildeten Mädchen und Frauen.

9.       Die Bereitstellung von Chancen für jene Jugendliche, die durch die HIV/AIDS Epidemie zu Vollwaisen geworden sind, die für ihren Lebensunterhalt notwendigen Fähigkeiten zu erwerben.

 

Goals of the Project (Ziele des Projekts)

  1. To provide the rural youth with necessary skills to earn a living. The Youth in Ntarabana Parish and Ndorwa East constituency in general lack possibilities of training in practical skills to enable them earn a reasonable living. This project will empower them to sell their skilled labour or to create themselves jobs by which they will earn enough for a reasonable standard of living.
  2. To assimilate Universal Primary Education graduates who cannot go to secondary schools. Uganda has introduced Universal Primary Education. Many youth are finishing primary education but cannot afford to join secondary schools due to the high expenses involved.
  3. To stem the rate of emigration to neighbouring districts. The rate of emigration in Ndorwa East is alarming. In each village, 4 out of 10 families every year emigrate to other areas. Often it is the able-bodied youths and young couples who emigrate leaving behind the weak, the sickly and the old. This has brought persistent poverty and hunger in the area. By offering practical skills, the population will be empowered to use the resources for the maintenance of their families. Where land is not enough, the able bodied persons will sell their skilled labour at higher pay and thus be able to maintain their families without need to emigrate.
  4. Reduce tribal tension. This objective is related to the preceding one. The Bakiga from this area emigrate to Bunyoro where the indigenous people have developed  hostility towards them. By empowering the Bakiga with skills, the phenomenon of emigration will be radically reduced, and thus reducing the possibility of increasing tribal tensions in those areas where they would have immigrated.
  5. Reduce incidence of AIDS/HIV.  There is a connection between poverty and AIDS/HIV  scourge in Uganda. The poorer persons easily get the disease because of the poor conditions in which they live. Many unemployed youth resort to taking liquors and drugs. In such conditions,  they easily fall prey to those practices through which AIDS  is contracted. By empowering the youth with skills, it is hoped, they will develop also new ways of life commensurate to their economic standard of living.
  6. To prepare the youths in skills that are necessary for our country’s process for industrialisation. Uganda is predominantly an agricultural state and its efforts towards industrialisation will not be successful unless indigenous labour is trained to qualify as industrial workers. St. Konrad Integrated Vocational College will introduce practical skills that can help the youths to set up cottage industries.
  7. To provide appropriate skills to those youths that the current system of education fails to cater for because of being poor in theoretical subjects.
  8. To emancipate the trained  Girls and Women to overcome the economic dependence.
  9. To provide opportunity for youths orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic get necessary skills for their livelihood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses

  1. Hi there,
    It is a pleasure to have landed on your website. I pray you dontpulish my email please. Before I can start donating anything to you may I know the school’s geographical address please?
    The little information provided here is so little to tell aperson like me who doesn’ t live or work in Kabale, the true whereabouts of this school. I am a potential donner if only I was to be given afew explanations.
    Thanks for the great work. May the Almghty God bless it.
    Yours sincerely,
    CHRIS RUGABA

    • Hallo Chris Rugaba !
      Happy that you have found our Website. St. Konrad Integrated Vocational College is located in Kabale District, Buhara Subcounty in Ntarabana Parish, 22 km from Kabale Town. The School is both secondary and vocational. The students, both boys and girls learn vocational subjects like Building and Construction Practice, Carpentry, Tailoring, Plumbing, knitting and agriculture. They also follow the normal secondary school education. The school is located in a rural area and is intended to help rural youth get skills to earn a living. In fact the school’s Motto runs: Skills are food. This school started was officially opened on 11th February 2007 and now has an enrolment of a 100 students. This year on 20th February it has been licenced by the Ministry of Education and Sports. We need a lot of help both for practical subjects and theoretical ones. Text books and tools are not sufficient. We still have to build a laboratory and a Hall in order to be registered in the coming year. We thank you for your interest. Dr. Pastor Mpora, Director.

  2. I’m delighted to read about St.Conrad and very happy for such a project in my origin area.
    special thanks goes to Rev.father.Dr.Pastor Mpora.
    We will support the school untill it becomes an international standered.
    May God bless you.

    • Thank you Orikiriza for your comments. We wait for you at school on 8th Feb 2014 for Fundraising and thanksgiving for our school. Workshops have to be built this year. Dr. Pastor Mpora.

  3. Unfortunately on fundraising day is when i fly back to the Horn Of Africa, I’m so so sorry to have missed this wonderful occasion. My support still stands. God will bless every one that will attend and may God bless St.Conrad.

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