What's working competition

Youth Employment Network (YEN) “What’s Working” competition.

In this particular case, FICH has been supported by International Labour Organisation (ILO) a UN agency working to unleash employment crisis across the world. The project of job creation for young women through manufacturing modern cooking stoves called KONY PACO (one of the Lorena products) which FICH (www.fichuganda.org) implemented (ing) in Oyam district with more than 2,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries was partially  supported by United Nations Joint Programme on Population through International Labour Organisation – ILO. During this project implementation, lessons were learnt from the challenges which resulted FICH to world’s recognition (second place winner among the top three winners worldwide) on What’s working? Competition (https://yenmarketplace.org/news/congratulations-winners) in January 2013. The Youth Employment Network (YEN) with its partners created the What's Working? Competition to find out what strategies and approaches are working and share them among the youth employment community. This is because at the moment there is limited evidence on what works, which leads to low impact and wasted resources. According to the World Bank, as much as 40% of youth employment projects have no impact on labour market outcomes for youth.

Therefore, with no doubt FICH has capacity to positively affect any project idea and draw attention of different communities for the change that world needs.


Beside the commitments and initiatives of the Government of Uganda through the line Ministry of Education and sports and other line ministries



Encourage parents/guidance to take responsibilities of paying schools fees including other school dues to retain their girls in schools


Support to conflict affected girls

Support to Conflict Affected Girls in & out of Secondary Schools is one of FICH’s Educational initiatives being supported by Global Fun.