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Cowa-Centenary Vocational Training School Nsambya


Cowa-Centenary Vocational Training School is one of the programmes of Companioship of Works Association (COWA) that was started to answer to the needs of girls orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. Today however, the school targets other orphans and girls from very poor socio- economic background especially school drop outs.

From its inception the school has trained about 600 girls majority of whom are either self employed or are engaged in gainful employment.

Our training approach is highly holistic and 'all round' in nature that makes our school unique from other Vocational Institutions. We provide a home outside home environment to our trainees very conducive for their learning ability. We constantly seek to build in them self-confidence and self esteem  throguh the life skills we offer.


  • To be the best producer of competitive artisans, fully empowered and self reliant in the Garment-making, Hotel and ICT Industry in Uganda.


  • COWA CVTS' Mission is to promote integral development of the less advantaged youth in our society  through provision of quality and employable technical, vocational, education, ICT and life skills training.


  • To empower the less previleged youth with technical vocational education and training in the skills of Tailoring/Garment Making, Catering/ Hospitality for self reliance.
  • To equipe trainess with life skills that enable them make responsible and informed decisions.
  • To provide them with entrepreneurship skills that will enable them start and manage their own small-scale enterprises efficiently.
  • To provide trainees with computer skills to meet the current labour market demands.

TARGET GROUP: The less advantaged youth in our society


  • HIV/AIDS  and war orphans, child mothers, HIV/AIDS infected boys and girls, school drop-outs due to poverty and the youth with parents living with HIV/AIDS.


Technical Vocational skills training in the trades of:

  • Tailoring, Catering and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Entrepreneurial skills.
  • Counselling & Guidance.
  • HIV/AIDS related issues.
  • Gender awareness.
  • Legal/Human Rights awareness raising.
  • Environmental issues.
  • Industrial attachment.
  • Music Dance and Drama.
  • Games and Sports.
  • Regular tracer studies and follow up to understand and respond to the needs of trainees realistically.
  • Post Vocational / Alumni support.
Our Institute
name of the institute Cowa-Centenary Vocational Training School Nsambya
training provider type private
district of this institute Kampala
adress of this institute Cowa-Centenary Vocational Training School Nsambya
Nsambya Catholic Parish,
Kabega Road-Gogonya Zone 1,
P.O Box 24754,
Kampala Uganda
phone number +256 414 267206
fax number +256 414 267206
main training area
  • preparation for life and work
Cowa-Centenary Vocational Training School Nsambya