This week we officially kickstarted the skilling of 75 youth from Karamoja in hospitality, tourism and site guiding. Uganda is one of world’s youngest countries and is facing a huge challenge with its unemployed youth. On the contrary, there’s a lack of skilled staff in the tourism and hospitality sector in the country. As Karamoja Tourism Academy, we aim at bridging the gap through skilling our youth from Karamoja and matching them with job opportunities through work-based learning program. The project is a collaboration between EyeOpenerWorks and Ukarimu Academy and implemented by Matany Girls Vocational School and Karamoja Tourism Academy with Uganda Safari Guides Association.