Nile Vocational Institute (NVI) was once a dream by the Late Bishop Festo Kivengere to help a child in Uganda who was in most cases left behind to look after him/her self due to the then political turmoil in the nation and the now HIV/AIDS scourge. NVI was therefore established in 1988 by African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) together with a German organisation- Kindernothilfe (KNH) with a main aim of providing vocational skills for gainful employment (employed or self employed) to the vulnerable especially orphaned youths to enable them become self-reliant. NVI begun with only 41 students in 2 courses, that is, Bricklaying & Concrete Practice (BCP) and Carpentry & Joinery (CJ); however, today 9 courses exist in the two departments of Domestic Technology & Building Technology.
In the year 2000, the institute took up a social responsibility of training the communities by providing vocational skills and life skills knowledge through Community Based Training Programs (CBT) and for the next 6years (2007-2012) the main goal is to empower these communities to enable them improve their livelihood.
Nile Vocational Institute is situated near the Source of River Nile opposite Jinja Town about 80kms on Kampala –Jinja highway in Njeru Town Council Plot 89-101 Buikwe Road.
To offer skills training to the vulnerable and non vulnerable youths in Uganda &
NVI aims at providing vocational skills for
gainful employment (employed or self employed) to the vulnerable especially orphaned youths to enable them become self-reliant
- To impart skills to the youth to enable them earn a living.
- To instil good morals into the youth in order to produce honest, sincere, hard working and responsible citizens.
- To provide the nation with skilled craftsmen/women for development
- To develop technologies appropriate for Uganda’s situation.
NVI is a Christian institution built on solid values of the Christian doctrines as enshrined
in the Christian Code of beliefs- Apostle’s Creed.
NVI sets to provide a balanced monitoring curriculum in which technical skills are given to learners together with moral & spiritual values. Technical morals and religious values not merely taught but are lived & shared by trainers and learners in a community fellowship setting.
Membership and governance: NVI is owned by African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) and has a Board of Governors selected and appointed by AEE.
Sources of Funding
The main sources of funding are:
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- Grants and
- School fees