For nearly 18 month, Ethan Ellsworth Vocational school in Eastern Uganda was forced to close its doors as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the hard work and dedication of the school's Founder, Erasmus Ichode and his team, the doors are back open. Ethan Ellsworth offers vocational training in the following areas: Baking, Hair Braiding, Sewing, Bricklaying, Mechanical Engineering, and Solar Panel Installation.
Ethan Ellsworth Bricklaying (Construction Science) program is one of the more well-respected among small schools in Uganda. Many of the young men who complete Bricklayer training are able to immediately begin work on construction sites in Uganda's capital city, Kampala.
The modest vocational school is the reason SHIFT Enterprise Academy expanded its reach into East Africa with a plan of empowering graduates to launch or expand their business using the 'SHIFT Approach.' The school, named after a friend of Ichode who was killed in a car crash opened it's doors in 2019 just before the onset of the pandemic. Now, as Ethan Ellsworth re-launches it is operating on a very lean budget, and leverages the generosity of its supporters to positively influence the local economy of the community it serves.
You can invest in the future of a young person through SHIFT below. Or reach out to us to be connected with Ichode, to learn more about the business structure of Ethan Ellsworth. Erasmus, was the first Enterprisers to use the SHIFT Approach on the continent of Africa. He has since infused the ideals of SHIFT with his heart of a lion to help slay dragons in doing the mission driven work he loves in his native land, Uganda.