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Upskilling Uganda on Menu at SERC Business Breakfast

Over 26 local businesses went back to college this week to hear about South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC’s) involvement in the Upskilling Uganda project through local charity, Fields of Life.

Claire Henderson, Head of International Development at SERC, said, “We were delighted to welcome 26 local businesses to SERC’s Lisburn Campus to hear about our charitable project, Upskilling Uganda, where we have committed to support the building and operation of a vocational training institute in Uganda which aligns to the very ethos of the College in that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn.  

She added, “This focus on the development of skills-based vocational education is fundamental to the stimulation and development of the local enterprise and economy of the East African region. The project allows us to give something back by way of education, drawing on the wealth of experience of our staff, students and business partners here in Northern Ireland, so that young people in Uganda can undertake vocational training to help them build a brighter future for themselves.

She concluded, “Companies can get involved in the project in a range of ways from making donations of equipment, sponsoring a young person’s journey through education, supporting or sponsoring fundraising events, mentoring and coaching or organizing employee-led fundraising activities. The impact that local businesses can make, and the boost to staff morale in contributing, can never be underestimated – it is a win-win for everyone involved.”

South Eastern Regional College are hosting a full-time open evening 2.00pm – 7.00pm on Wednesday 13 November at Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards Campuses. Visit to find out how you could be #BetterOffAtSERC



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