URDT Institute Achievements

Since URDT started in 1993, the institute has graduated 4029 youth in the different courses offered.

2018 survey shows that 75% of the graduates have become successful artisans engaged in building and construction, welding, mechanics, carpentry and joinery, bakery, saloon businesses, tailoring and knitting, electrical and solar installation, food processing, agriculture, and tailoring.

In Kagadi town, there are currently 7 groups of welders 10 mechanics, 3 groups of tailors, 3 groups involved in carpentry, 2 groups in art crafts and design and 1 group in food processing, 5 secretarial bureaus and 3 Civil Society Organizations initiated by the graduates.

The tool refurbished program enabled 30 artisans to gain skills in tools refurbishing. Over 600 artisan groups have been trained in entrepreneurship and business management and 3300 artisans from Hoima, Kagadi, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kyenjojo, Kasese and Bundibugyo districts have accessed tools.

The Institute also trained 68 Functional Adult Literacy instructors, 58 community-based technicians (of which 25% are women), 80 birth attendants and over 50 solar technicians from Hoima, Kagadi, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kyenjojo, Kasese, and Bundibugyo districts.

In 2018 the Institute was able to offer entrepreneurship and business management training to 34 women drawn from the community.  The women who were trained have been able to use the knowledge and skills in running a business in bakery and tailoring. The women entrepreneurs have been able to develop business plans.

Of the 24 women trained, 20 women are able to use environmentally friendly technologies. The women in bakery business have been given knowledge and skills in the use of energy saving ovens. The traditional ovens which are used in the community use a lot of wood which has greatly contributed to deforestation. The women are now able to construct their own oven using the locally available materials in the community which makes it more cost effective when compared to the traditional ovens.

A total of 17 women graduates of the Institute have started a business in tailoring. In March 2018 the Institute graduated 95 students in different courses including tailoring.  The 27 women graduated with certificates in tailoring and 17 already have functional businesses in the community. They were supported by the institute with sewing machines as start-up capital. Though still on the small scale the women have been able to have income that has enabled their families to get the basic needs in the home.


The Uganda Project Film to be shown
on NBS on 3rd June 2019 after the 9 news.
This is a film by Robert Fritz, on the new
direction in world development.

URDT extends Cervical Cancer
Screening services to the called hard
to reach areas in Kagadi District
Ndaiga Sub County.

URDT held a board of
directors and senior management
retreat from 6th – 7th/Feb/2019.

URDT-ARU holds a staff
conference with the aim of
orienting staff on the core
principles of the organization

URDT institute graduates are
championing entrepreneurship in
the communities

Graduates urged to seek
self-employment during
the African Rural University
4th Graduation ceremony

African rural university
Students clean Kagadi town
streets and market in a move
to keep the Town Council clean

Robert Fritz
Trains Over 200 URDT Staff and
Community Leaders on Visionary
Leadership at URDT

URDT Cervical Cancer project Launched
in Kagadi on the 26th January 2018 at URDT

The government of Uganda praises URDT
for transforming the youth and the country

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URDT and ARU Management has held its Staff Conference for 2019
URDT Institute Students during their Welding classes
Institute Hands on
Institute Hands on
View of URDT Campus
Our Campus
Our Campus
Cervical cancer project
Training Cervical cancer nurses
Training Cervical cancer nurses
pupils in their farms
Pupil Managed School Farm
Pupil Managed School Farm
URDT embraces culture
Cultural Asset center
Cultural Asset center
KKCR Acts as a forum for participation and information sharing for rural transformation
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
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