In a rapidly evolving educational landscape, training institutions are increasingly expected to
not only impart knowledge and skills but also to nurture creativity, critical thinking, and
problem-solving skills into their students.
To equip trainers with the tools they need to thrive in this dynamic environment, a ground-
breaking workshop titled "Empowering Teachers in Project Initiation, Planning, and
Execution" was held on September 13 th 2023, at St. Joseph VTC Kamuli.
The primary goal of the workshop was to empower trainers to train their students with the
skills and knowledge necessary to initiate, plan, and execute innovative projects in their
different departments which will serve as learning models that students can replicate within
their families and communities as we promote the spirit of entrepreneurship.
Throughout the day, teachers were divided into groups to work on mini-projects which they
presented. Feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. Many teachers
expressed a new-found confidence in their ability to integrate project-based learning into their
trainings. They appreciated the practical nature of the workshop and the opportunity to learn
from both experts and their peers.This workshop covered topics such as team formation,
Leadership positions, ideation, business planning, resource mobilization, market research,
piloting and implementation.
Participants engaged in interactive sessions led by facilitators from Junior Achievement
Uganda (JA) under the flag ship program of JA Company Program. JA is in partnership with
Salesians of Don Bosco TVET Centres under the Gender Matters for Green TVET
Thanks to our development partners Jugend Eine Welt and Austrian Development Agency
(ADA) for the financial support. This is under the program Gender Matters for Green TVET,
a four years program from 2023 to 2026 being implemented in five Don Bosco TVET
Centres in Uganda and Rwanda namely; St. Joseph VTC Kamuli, Don Bosco VTC Bombo,
Don Bosco VTC Palabek, Don Bosco TSS Gatenga and Don Bosco TSS Muhazi.