Byamukama Lawring Brian, Mbale Youth ICT Center

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441,300 people reside in Mbale, Uganda and according to a 2012 census, 75% of the population are youth, 70% of youth fail to complete their education and more than 90% are computer illiterate. Byamukama Lawring Brian is providing free, computer basics training to youth through his project, Mbale Youth ICT Center. Brian’s goal is to reduce the district’s unemployment rate while offering youth hands on experiences with technology to increase their chances for employment.

Date grant awarded: December 26, 2016