We all live in an intelligent world. Today, digital skills are highly valued because technology is quickly transforming the skills required to complete jobs and access economic opportunities. An increasingly high tech world economy promises to transform many aspects of society but to really take advantage of the opportunities that are becoming available, young people must be given the chance to gain the key skills needed. Youth have to be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for a digital future. Uganda’s youth unemployment rate is an issue of deep concern for a country with the world’s youngest population. The unemployment rate for young people aged 15-24 is 83%, the rate is even higher for those who have formal degrees and diplomas and live in the urban areas.
Elevate is a program that gives young people the opportunity to develop digital and entrepreneurial skills they need to create positive social change. It’s our mission to make sure young men and women are equipped with the skills and learning attitudes needed to thrive in a constantly and rapidly changing job market. Our goal is to help young people dream, believe and achieve by offering them the skills they need to increase their confidence and grow as leaders. We have noted tremendous results over the years. 90% of era92 Elevate program have successfully completed Web design & Graphic design while 97% of trainees have graduated from our programmes. 70% of our graduates have been placed into the workforce or gone on to start their own companies. Digital skills can help tackle youth unemployment. In a world being transformed by technology, all youth should have the opportunity to develop the creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills gained by learning specialized digital skills.
We are all born with a creative capacity that can be stimulated. The world is changing at a fantastic speed and there’s need to passionately be seeking new possibilities, take chances and create the things we imagine. We believe in the power of creativity because it challenges us to exceed our own standards and become better problem solvers.
We endeavor to re-define the standard of excellence in everything we do by creating more effective processes. We are open to ideas that challenge the way things have always been done and drive innovation. We believe that in order to stay relevant in our craft we must constantly improve to meet the changing needs of our society.
We value giving every individual the ability, strength and confidence to grow and learn so that they have the confidence to take on new skills and responsibilities. When people are empowered they are given opportunities that allow them to expand their knowledge and abilities which is a critical key to growth. Empowerment drives entrepreneurship.
We are always looking out of ways we can create a positive impact on our community and give to those in need. Giving our time, talent and financial support to those in need is a rewarding experience for us. We believe doing service for others is the antidote for selfishness. Feelings of compassion, humanity and a sense of appreciation awakens when we to others.