Programs

Our Programs

  • The Youth Hub Clubs
  • The conservers' Hub
  • Annual Youth with Disability Marathon
  • The Dreamers' Hub
  • The Creative Hub
  • Annual Creatives Festival

The Youth Hub Clubs is an all year program that runs in selected secondary schools and targets young people between the age of 12-24 around Uganda to instil resiliency, respect, discipline, cooperation, self-confidence, boost communication abilities, problem solving abilities, leadership skills, motivation to attend school and class confidence, enhance youth knowledge on SRH, and also boost their abilities in decision making.

What we Do

Activities

  • Sensitization talks
    We hold dialogues and awareness on issues that enhance knowledge on Sexual Reproductive Health owing mainly to the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases include HIV/AIDS which is on an increase in Uganda today and also commercial sex, which has been adopted by many young people as a means of survival.
  • Mentorship
    There are many successful people in various fields of life who are looked at as role models to young people, so we directly bring these experienced speakers and mentors who are enthusiastic about engaging with young people on board to educate, inspire, motivate and hold meaningful conversations. When they share their success stories, the young people get encouraged to keep chasing their dreams and keep them focused on their visions making their communities and a world a better place to live in.
  • Motivation
    It is clear that there are pull and push factors that influence whether young people that enrol can stay in school until their final level. Despite the existence of high dropout rates in Uganda, a few efforts have been done to keep motivate the young school goers to keep in school so under our Youth Hub Clubs, we intervene and give young people resilience through our hip and fun activities and attitude change.
  • Career Guidance
    Young people get more engaged in school and education when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how life will be after school. With partnerships with experts from relevant fields, we assist the young school goers to make educational, life skills and occupational choices under our Youth Hub Clubs.

This is a monthly program that runs within selected communities and specifically Kamuli road zone C. We are the protagonists of Climate Change. The only thing preventing us from tackling climate change is our slowness to act commensurately with the scale of the challenges, Engaging young people in sustainable development efforts is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals And, to averting the worst threats and challenges to sustainable development, including the impacts of climate change, unemployment, poverty, gender inequality and conflict.

What we Do

Activities

  • Planting trees
    We’re living in a country where whole forests are being cleared to make way for industrialization, yet these are the very industries that pollute the environment. We’re planting as many trees as we can in order to mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • Recycling
    This is a key component in modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” waste hierarchy. This is aimed at creating sustainable cities and communities (SDG12).
  • Creating awareness on environmental degradation
    We educate people on practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. A good example of such environmentally friendly decisions is opting to use cloth or paper shopping bags instead of polythene bags.

We take the lead role in organizing the first ever Youth with Disabilities Marathon in Uganda. The Marathon is a one-day event organized under a different theme each year and it is intended to collectively bring together people with disabilities and key stakeholders in their diversity to share and reflect on advancing rights of people with disabilities. The marathon conducts a youth opportunity fair to provide young people with disabilities with critical information on existing opportunities including trainings, careers and livelihood programs. We also identify and showcase examples of concrete alternatives of engaging young people with disabilities to lead positive change in their own communities and reduce unsocial behaviour. The marathon is a platform to inspire and strengthen young people with disabilities inclusiveness as they are a big segment of the country`s population.

What we Do

Activities

  • Exhibitions
    The marathon features more than 50 exhibitors organized in five (5) categories/villages including Young PWDs in Agriculture, Young PWDs in Sexual Reproductive Health, Young PWDs in Leadership and Advocacy, Young PWDs Innovators and Makers and Young PWDs in Creative Arts.
  • Entertainment
    We hold a big entertainment and education show at the marathon where we feature big entertainer from within and outside of Uganda which young people with disabilities can related to.
  • Motivational Speeches and Success Stories
    Primarily we hold conversations on key you with disabilities role in maintenance and promotion of community and socio-economic development based on sharing motivational and success stories at the marathon.
  • Physical Games
    Our main aim is to use this open platform to break barriers among young people with disabilities and give them space to do what others see as the impossible and we engage in games not limited to wheelchair basketball and football, Boxing and volleyball.

The mission of our Dreamers’ Hub is to contribute to the improvement of lives of the underprivileged young men and women in selected ghetto communities through provision of sustainable life skills. We believe youths need to be equipped with skill sets which can help them not only to become great citizens of society but also to become catalysts of change.

What we Do

Activities

  • Community Dialogues
    This is a platform where young people freely express themselves through peer to peer discussions coming up with creative solutions to problems they face in their communities and boost youth leadership skills and the ability to participate in decision making at community level.
  • Life skills training
    We undertake special efforts to motivate underprivileged young people in urban slums for increased incomes, self-employment and sustainable economic development. We use skills and Arts for gainful employment.
  • Self Help Groups (SHGs)
    We undertake special efforts to motivate underprivileged young people in urban slums for self- employment. We have till now formed 12 SHGs in Banda B1 slum, Acholi Quarters and Kamuli Zone C that give young people abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life and give them power to build confidence and inspire hope.

It is not about the big and expensive solutions, it is usually the small but creative steps that make a big impact that is why we use creative tools like Music, Dance, Visual Art, fashion and Sports to give young people power to create change in their communities since they are strong mobilization and collecting tools and they also promote self-expression and community awareness.

What we Do

Activities

  • Music
    Music is an instrument of peace it provides an emotional release in a time of social conflict and stress. We use it to enable restive Ugandan Youths to develop tolerance, collaboration, talents and essential life skills, academic success, and support services and community building. We organize youth get-togethers where music is used as a mobilization tool. It is on such occasions that we interact with the under privileged youths and get to understand their challenges and discover the talents they possess that can be exploited and earn a decent living.
  • Visual Art and Crafts
    Through skills like art and crafts, we enhance the growth and development of young people. We provide art skills, creative knowledge and encourage young talent to develop and build their communities to overcome the socio-economic crisis of poverty and unemployment. We teach young people how to make commercially viable products like art pieces, simple crafts like necklaces, bags, bangles, mats and sweaters from locally available materials that in most cases may be considered waste (like paper). This has seen many young people get involved in entrepreneur ventures with no monitory capital and make a steady living out of it.
  • Dance
    We use dance in communities as an opportunity for enjoyment, empowerment and the promotion of self-esteem viewing dance as a tool for expression of one’s opinion on a given matter. Through dance members express how young people see poverty, crime and marginalized groups in their communities. Participants use dances from national popular cultures as methods to represent the unprivileged people in their communities. Using dance as a tool, challenges assumptions about gender, ethnic identity, political beliefs, religious and cultural context in which young people live in. We identify members that are talented in dance and bring them together into groups where they are mentored in choreography and determination. We encourage them to develop their talent looking at it as a source of capital. Additionally, we train the youths in dance routines that are easy to nd market for like traditional marriage routines that are highly sought after on wedding ceremonies. This enables our youths to earn some money. Finally, and most importantly is that we encourage young people to express their most pressing views and opinions about sensitive issues like politics, religion and cultural norms through dance as opposed to the violent ways they normally do this. This keeps them out of trouble and also a sense of responsibility to educate their own generation plus the other members of society they need to communicate to.
  • Fashion
    We are committed to fostering positive social and economic change among young people through our fashion and design program which mostly targets young mothers and school dropouts to maximize their talents and skills and express their cultures to sustain them in life. We organize tailoring training lessons for young mothers and school dropouts for the simple but very important purpose of enabling them to lead a sustainable life free of dependence from abusive men.
  • Sports
    We ensure practical skills in coaching youths in sporting activities with a goal of sports as a tool to educate young people and educate the participants on how to provide a safe environment to play sports and build their communities as well. We organize weekly matches at the community play grounds as a way of bringing together our members and promoting tolerance amongst each other. We use this as an opportunity to identify those that are highly talented and have the passion for the game and admit them into special coaching groups. We develop this talent and use it to find better opportunities for them like getting them into schools which offer sports scholarship programs. Currently we are working with one sport which is football, but we plan to expand and include netball, basketball and rugby

The Annual Creatives Festival will provide a rare and timely opportunity to spotlight gaps that can be filled to advance the rights of young creative artists in Uganda. The festival will further highlight the creative and innovative work that young people are doing in their communities to address unemployment and build their livelihoods, and we will strengthen creative exchange approaches for involving youth in peace and community building. The festival will bring together creative young people in disciplines not limited to Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Fashion, Design, Digital Arts, Film/Video Art, Literature, Theatre, Dance and Poetry/Spoken Word.