As trustees we are very pleased to be able to say that we have just donated £2,000 to the Refactory Program in Uganda and commited to a further £1,000 per annum.
The program was first set-up in 2018 as a partnership between Clarke University, Kampala and the IT sector. The vision is to build a Tech Sector in Uganda by training Ugandans with relevant skills. This should keep high paid IT jobs (and therefore students) in the country and help them to thrive.
The Tech sector offers a huge opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa given the worldwide shortage of skilled workers and the ability for remote working.
The Altor foundation was born out of the Altor financial services partnership and so we are always keen to support projects that have a focus on poverty alleviation through economic development.
The aim of support such as ours is to enable students to join the program without having to pay the market value of the training. So far 1,526 students have been through the program with 86% subsequently finding employment.