We continue to provide financial support and guidance for the four departments at RMF’s Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute (PVTI). During this reporting period, the following accomplishments were achieved:
On November 23, 2017, we concluded our 2017 collaboration with JICA with a simple symposium at Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute (PVTI). Attendees included PVTI instructors and trainees, JICA delegates, and RMF Uganda administrators. This symposium provided an opportunity to evaluate the successes of the collaboration and areas to be improved. The discussion was followed by displaying the items that have been produced by the trainees and visiting two trainees who had received start up kits in July.
Of 115 trainees originally accepted for this intake, 102 students completed their training, and 101 took the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) examinations in November and early December, earning certificates and successfully graduating from Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute (PVTI).
Training sessions were effectively conducted and stayed on schedule. Trainees in Bricklaying and Concrete Practice (BCP) successfully completed internships at different construction sites, where they had been assigned for practical training.
In April 2011, RMF initiated the Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute (PVTI) at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement after being presented by the refugee community with issues surrounding the lack of skills and vocational training for students graduating from the settlement high school.
After researching which skills would provide the quickest earning opportunities and the most efficient economic investment requirements for RMF, we narrowed the programs down to: