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THE HISTORY OF KAMPABITS

The initial steps of KampaBits start up included a visit to Kampala by Ineke Aquarius of Butterfly Works and Anne Ikiara of Mamabits to forge a partnership with the local web design company Mountbatten Ltd.

Local partners that operate within the Kampala’s informal settlements were contacted during that time to form initial partners for Kampabits. Platform for Labour Action and St. Elizabeth Girls Home were part of the initial partnership.

By 12th September 2010, Kampabits was operational. The center was equipped with 23 state of the art computers, a super fast internet connection and a dedicated trainer with funding from Terre Des Hommes Netherlands. The center started with 20 students, drawn from the informal settlements of Kawempe, Banda and Rubaga.

Vision

Youth making positive contribution towards the development of society.

Mission

KampaBits exists to positively change the lives of vulnerable youth in Uganda by improving their access to productive employment as well as their ability to cope with their social environment through creativity and innovation

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the prospects of formal employment for youth from informal settlements.
  • To increase the prospects of self-employment on the part of youth from informal settlements.
  • To improve the capacity of youth from informal settlements to deal with those social factors that affect the quality of their lives. 
  • To assure relevance, effectiveness, learning, replication and innovation in KampaBits.

OUR TEAM

We have a dedicated, passionate youthful team which has valuable experiences in Project management, Youth development and empowerment, ICT and creativity training.

Our team boasts of experienced alumni and professionals who have a compelling desire to work with and empower youth. Kampabits Staff