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Centre for Skills and Innovation is a non-profit organization that uses ICT to empower young people to succeed in education and work.


Based in Lira city, Uganda



Reduced gender-gap in STEM careers, Improved Career Guidance & access to e-Learning, trained thousands in Digital Skills.

The facts: Why we do what we do

Low enrollment of girls (even boys) into STEM subjects & careers.

Inadequate career guidance and advising in schools and at home.

Leadership: the need to nurture and mentor leaders of tomorrow

Limited digital skills amongst the youth, especially girls & young women

About 31% of Ugandans are online, creating need for digital inclusion

Innovation: practical solutions for youth & community challenges

Focus Areas


STEM Advocacy, Digital Inclusion, Internet  Advocacy, ICT4D, Gender in ICT, Open Source, Open Data & Innovation


e-Learning, Development Education, Career Guidance & Advising, Girls Education, Educational Justice & Research


Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Mentorship, Leadership Training 

Our SDGs

Upskilling. Learning. Inspiring. Reskilling. Leading.
Coding. Sharing. Serving. Innovating. Succeeding.


Our Impact is growing

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Young lives impacted

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This is an extraordinary story, from an extraordinary girl. This is the story of Akello Ruth. Where do we start? Okay, 2014. She is now an essential worker.

This is Norman’s story. Norman Ajwer works as a presenter & talk-show host at 97.7 Unity FM radio in Lira. He is also a student at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor Nursing School in Lacor, in Gulu.

When Barack Obama was elected and sworn in as 44th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2009, many black people, all over the world, celebrated.