The vision for the "Fish for Hope" initiative
Hauge Aqua has established a subsidiary named Hauge Fish for Hope entirely for the purpose of bringing hope to poor people by teaching them how to do aquaculture. Our hope is that while sharing our enthusiasm and knowledge within fish farming, this may create jobs, hope and a better life for thousands.
"Creating skills for jobs"
Hauge Fish for Hope became a partner in a development project under the program, - Creating skills for jobs with Caritas Norway and Caritas Uganda. It's a five-year project in the Northern Uganda where some 860 young entrepreneurs are provided vocational education and practical training on how to farm fish. The project targets 60% women participation. The project is funded by Norad. The grant gives us the opportunity to hire qualified personnel in Uganda who obviously knows culture and local conditions.
So far the results of the project are:
- Over 1000 young people have completed vocational education in aquaculture entrepreneurship
- The graduates are qualified to start their own business or get a job in farming
- Feed mill and hatchery for training purposes are established
- 46 have dug their own ponds
Dr. Ronald Semyalo is our Country Officer in Uganda. He did his PhD in University of Bergen. Ronald is accompanied by a qualified team as well as skilled representatives from Caritas Uganda and Caritas Norway.