The National Association of Student Enterprises (NASE) is a social enterprise that focuses on facilitating entrepreneurship and enterprise skills in Vocational Colleges & Higher Education Institutions in Uganda. We were launched in December 2015 with support from Kingston University, London. Over the years, we have been in the process of building an ecosystem of cohesive skills and enterprise that supports and increases the capacity of students amongst all of Uganda’s Vocational Colleges and Higher Education Institutions to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial business development activities before they join the world of work.
NASE believes that Uganda’s unemployment challenge can best be stemmed by an “upstream strategy” that includes intensive practical skills and enterprise related activities in higher education institutions before the youth join the world of work. NASE’s programmes include among others; workshops, guest lectures, simulations and business competitions designed to produce “market-ready” graduates with raised cognitive skills and an astute can-do mind set.