Transitioning Youth to Sustainable Livelihoods (TYSL) project

Transitioning Youth to Sustainable Livelihoods (TYSL) project is a 3-year project implemented by Action for Child Social and Economic Transformation (ACSET) Uganda in partnership with the Swiss Academy for Development (SA4D) – Switzerland, with the overall goal of supporting young people’s socio-economic development by increasing opportunities for sustainable (self-)employment through access to quality training. The project also focuses on developing green skills and fostering ecological methods and practices, raises awareness on social issues related to gender equality and gender-based violence, and includes a wide range of local actors, thereby involving the larger community. The project aims at improving and building the employability capacity of 2,000 disadvantaged young adults (aged 15 to 29) in Amolatar and Oyam districts through vocational skills training, agri-business, and engagement in market-based micro-enterprises. The project supports disadvantaged young adults in acquiring technical competencies and certification in a specific trade or agriculture and equips young people with the capacities, skills, and networks needed to find decent employment or set up their businesses.

The TYSL project delivers on two components:

  • 1. Provide market-based vocational skills training and apprenticeship to 320 youth in skills that lead to self-employment or employment with local private actors.
  • 2. Engage 1680 disadvantaged young adults in soybean production and value chain activities for self-employment/employment with local private actors in the value chain.