Project profile — Douglas College IYIP Uganda 2014-2016

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Douglas College IYIP Uganda 2014-2016 - Overview
Douglas College (CA-CRA_ACR-3118887579)
2015-07-31 - 2017-03-31
Country / region • Uganda (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (24.75%)
• Basic Health
Health education (12261) (75.25%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project is part of DFATD’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), which is within the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The IYIP is designed to offer young Canadian post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. Douglas College provides 40 interns with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and develop skills in a variety of health, community, and social service positions in the Masaka District of Uganda. Eight local non-profit organizations provide outreach placements during the two years of the project in the following areas: six maternal /child health, eight orphan and street youth, four physical and mental disabilities, six health literacy, and 16 community based education. Intern learning and integration of knowledge are supported by Ugandan partner supervisors, Canadian based mentors and the Douglas College project team. When interns return they receive assistance with transitioning their skills to the Canadian workplace and have the opportunity to tell Canadians about their experience.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access by Canadian interns (young men and women) to Canadian labour market opportunities, including in the field of international development; and (2) increased engagement of Canadian interns (young men and women) as global citizens in supporting international development in Canada and abroad.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2017 include: (1) all 40 interns (34 female and 6 male) reported increased access to job market opportunities after completing their internship; (2) all the interns developed resume and job search strategies and reported being motivated to seek employment and/or engage in further education; (3) the 40 interns increased knowledge and awareness of Canadian labour market opportunities and they increased their capacity to promote international development efforts in Canada and abroad; and (4) of the 38 interns who completed their internships, seven have secured employment, 21 are seeking employment either locally or internationally, nine intend to pursue higher-education degrees, and one would soon be on maternity leave.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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