Project Goal: To grow a sustainable program that empowers workforce development for youth
Cost: $30 per backpack (Goal is to raise $10,000)
Purpose/Benefit: Youth Rising is a workforce development program with locations in Mukono and Entebbe. Their goal is to empower young people with training and skills that will provide them opportunities for earning wages. This will help them support their families and pay for school fees. The Solar Power Backpack is made from recycled billboard materials and includes a small solar panel that can be charged during the day and used in the evenings for studying by poor students who don’t have access to power in their homes.