RCT Evaluation of Soft Skills and Entrepreneurship Training in Uganda
Researchers partnered with Educate!, a social enterprise that offers a leadership and social entrepreneurship skills development program across East Africa. The Educate! Experience program is implemented during the last two years of secondary school (in government, private, and community schools) and delivered by practically-trained youth mentors. The program teaches youth soft skills including both interpersonal skills—e.g., communication and teamwork—and intra-personal skills—e.g., self-confidence, critical thinking, creativity, and grit.
During the 2012–2013 school year, the Educate! Experience program was successfully implemented as a full scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Uganda.