• Civic Responsibility among Young People

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    AYI-Uganda is carrying out a project on responsible citizenship and civic culture to instill a sense of civic responsibility in Ugandan youth by engaging youth in community service activities and showing youth the real-life consequences of violence and the benefits of constructive civic engagement. Uganda has witnessed a rise in youth-led violence and destructive youth political engagement in the past two decades. Politicians manipulate youths to advance their campaigns and intimidate opponents. In addition, university students resort to violent strikes to contest high tuition fees and professor absenteeism, and slum youths use violence to decry unemployment and poor living conditions. Most interventions to improve Ugandan youth attitudes and civic engagement involve psycho-social support or punitive measures such as imprisonment; however, these approaches fail to address widespread apathy, ignorance, and disenchantment among the youth population. AYI-Uganda is filling this gap by involving youths in community service activities including clean-up exercises and tree planting, counseling and prison visits, among other activities in Wakiso, Kampala, Butambala and Mpigi districts. AYI-Uganda will target youths who exhibit a particular vulnerability to violence, including slum dwellers and formerly incarcerated youths, as well as youth leaders from education and religious institutions. AYI-Uganda collaborates with fellow CSOs and relevant authorities like Uganda Police to identify participants and coordinate all project activities

  • Education and Parenting

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    Education is one of the keys to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty, and so Access Youth Initiative Uganda has set up a program with the aim of extending education support to the poorest families in slum and rural areas of Wakiso, Kampala,Jinja, Masaka, Nebbi, Isingiro and in Mpigi Districts of Uganda, thus allowing these children to complete their studies.

    The Education of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program seeks to cultivate minds and hearts that love God, their neighbor, and all that is true, good, and beautiful. To enable children and youth access to Education. Since 2011 AYI-Uganda has been able to provide scholastic materials to children i.e uniforms, pencils, sweaters and Paying school fees for the children in various community schools where we have arrangements to facilitate the children we take care of. Some of the project beneficiaries have managed to go up to Secondary level and tertiary institutions which we are proud of as an organization

    Children face immense challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, every thirty seconds, a child dies of a treatable disease, complications from HIV/AIDS, or hunger. Since 2011, AYI-Uganda has worked with local communities to meet these challenges through diverse on-the-ground programs that focus on the issues of health, education, economic self-sufficiency and human rights.

  • Human Rights and Democracy

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    To promote and support youth understanding as well as active engagement in Governance, Human Rights promotion and appreciate the values of free and fair elections as a basis for sustainable democracy is the strategic objective of this programme.

    This programme principally focuses on popular democracy, youth leadership and promotion of the understanding of human rights among the young people. Special emphasis in this planning draws towards activities that promote citizenry participation and facilitate good governance, human rights education and civic awareness within the youthful population. The activities under this programme are deliberately designed to contribute towards policy development and generate alternative modules and best practices for strengthening multiparty democracy, human rights protection/promotion and good governance in the country.

    Children face immense challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, every thirty seconds, a child dies of a treatable disease, complications from HIV/AIDS, or hunger. Since 2011, AYI-Uganda has worked with local communities to meet these challenges through diverse on-the-ground programs that focus on the issues of health, education, economic self-sufficiency and human rights.