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DOT Uganda is seeking for applications from qualified young people between 18-29years, engaged in enterprises geared towards transforming the community to take part in its Social Enterprise Competition. We are interested in transforming ideas into positive community solutions. During the competition youth will receive cutting-edge coaching and mentoring support to develop their own innovative social business that solves a need in their community. Selected participants will receive both financial and non-financial support to test and implement their ideas.
Deadline for receiving applications is 3rd February 2017. Follow link at bottom for details on how to apply.
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a leading international social enterprise headquartered in Canada with local operations in seven countries around the globe, including Uganda. DOT's vision is to eradicate poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality by equipping communities with the skills and knowledge to use technology to achieve educational, social and economic opportunities.
DOT Uganda was launched in October 2012 to ensure this vision is realized through impacting lives of the…
DOT Uganda and its secretariat BDE Consult alongside its partners carried out a 3-day community outreach in Nabisalu slum from 12th-14th December 2016 under the theme: Promoting Good Hygiene and Better Health in Nabisalu Slum. Below is an account of some moments captured.
Slums are defined by inadequate access to safe water, inadequate access to sanitation and other infrastructure, insecure residential status, poor structural quality of housing and overcrowding. It is an area that attracts a high density of low- income earners and/or unemployed persons, with low levels of literacy. Slums are also characterized by high rates/levels of noise, crime, domestic violence, drug abuse, immorality (pornography and prostitution) and alcoholism and high HIV/AIDS prevalence.…
UK-based charity Teach A Man To Fish has announced Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Uganda as one of 25 African leaders in enterprise education.
In a field of over 400 applicant organisations from around the continent, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Uganda has made the Shortlist of the Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2016. The Awards exist as a way to celebrate leading organisations addressing a specific problem through innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship. According to the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs whilst populations across the world are stabilizing in size both Africa and…
After a successful pilot of the Rangoonwala project, DOT Uganda is pleased to release a Rangoonwala Foundation project publication; Accelerating Sustainable Livelihoods for Rural Subsistence Farmers. This publication seeks to highlight some of the achievements that DOT Uganda has made in communities and in the lives of the Interns throughout the Rangoonwala Foundation funded project in Opit, Lakwana and Atyang sub counties - Gulu District.
DOT Uganda received a grant from the UK-based Rangoonwala Foundation, a non-political, not-for-profit development organization committed to sustainable people-centered inclusive development to deliver a six months’ pilot project in Gulu district.
The grant was to extend the delivery of DOT programming to rural communities in Gulu, following the piloting of the Access to Market project funded by Oxfam. Within these months, over 550 beneficiaries were trained in Opit, Lakwana and Atyang sub…
DOT Uganda is pleased to announce that Alex Muwonge, Intern Support Manager was among the selected 1,000 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs for TEEP2016. He shares how this funding will help provide employment opportunities to the youth whilst equipping them with employability skills.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) is the flagship entrepreneurship programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, founded by the entrepreneur, respected investor and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu. The programme will support selected Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs through the 7 Pillars of TEEP, a framework that includes mentorship, online and live learning, as well as access to information, networking and seed capital to a tune of 5000USD.
With this funding, Alex will launch…
DOT Uganda is pleased to share that Jackline Alwedo, Communications Officer, was among the selected participants for its 3rd cohort for the 2015 regional Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellowship in Nairobi Kenya.
Following the selection of three DOT staff, DOT Uganda is excited to share that one of its staff has yet again been selected for the regional Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellowship in Nairobi Kenya. Jackline Alwedo is among the participants selected from the East and Central African region to participate in the 12weeks program sometime this November.
The Young African Leaders Initiative was launched by the President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to…
DOT Uganda held a two week workshop to prepare Interns for facilitation in Gulu. DOT Uganda's new project, supported by the Rangoonwala Foundation, will train over 300 youth in agricultural communities.
With the recent launch of the Rangoonwala Foundation-supported training of farmers project in Gulu, DOT Uganda engaged eight Interns in one week of field preparation. The Interns will be facilitating DOT programs in Gulu district for the next six months. This project is an extension of the current Oxfam project in Gulu that will ensure more 300 farmers are trained to enable them to earn sustainable livelihoods in a sector often fraught with uncertainty.
The field preparation training ensures…
DOT Uganda has received a grant from the UK-based Rangoonwala Foundation to facilitate training to farmers in Gulu for six months. This training will ensure these farmers are equipped to be economically independent and able to improve quality of their produce.
KAMPALA. DOT Uganda is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the UK-based Rangoonwala Foundation, a non-political, not-for-profit development organization committed to sustainable people-centered inclusive development.
This grant is to extend the delivery of DOT programming to rural communities in Gulu for a period of six months, following the piloting of the access to market project in Gulu district funded by Oxfam.
In this photo: Participants in an ICT session in the…
Digital Opportunity Trust Uganda (DOT) Uganda seeks to recruit highly competent and self-driven youth for a 6 months facilitation program (September 2015– February 2016), that will give the selected young people a unique opportunity to work with DOT Uganda to sharpen their skills and prepare for future careers while working within their communities. DOT's key focus is to train young people to become business coaches and mentors in their communities, supporting emerging local entrepreneurs. DOT Uganda recruits and empowers young university graduates (DOT Interns) strengthening their business, technology and coaching skills and deploy them to partner community based organizations to help improve the technology knowledge and business acumen of owners of small businesses that are developing, under stress or in transition in local communities.
Digital Opportunity Trust Uganda (DOT Uganda) seeks to recruit highly competent and self-driven youth for a 6 months facilitation program (September 2015– February 2016) that will give the selected young people a unique opportunity to work with DOT Uganda to sharpen their skills and prepare for future careers while working within their communities. DOT's key focus is to train young people to become business coaches and mentors in their communities, supporting emerging local entrepreneurs. DOT…
DOT Uganda has partnered with Africa 118 to execute a three-month pilot project that will focus on website marketing, with the objective of creating employment for young people, especially DOT alumni.
DOT Uganda has partnered with Africa 118 for a three-month pilot project. Africa 118 is a leader in providing digital solutions to help Ugandan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow online. The aim of the partnership is to execute an enterprise project that will focus on website marketing, with the objective of creating employment for young people, especially DOT alumni.
(L-R): DOT alumni during project orientation: Lydia Kyatereka, Margaret Ninsima, Jeffrey Mutekisa, pictured with Jerome…
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