Youth Action International Uganda
PO Box 21011
Youth Action International’s mission to Uganda is implementing programs in five districts. Our work is benefiting people in Kampala, Jinja, Gulu, Karamoja and Rakai. Uganda also serves as our Regional Sacratariat for East Africa.
YAI will focus its work in six districts in Uganda: Rakai, Kampala, Jinja, Karamoja, Gulu and Amuru. The empowerment of local community is the cornerstone of all our projects. Family empowerment is established to serve two principle functions: provide continuing education and skills training for adolescents who were unable to continue their studies because demand for formal education far exceeded supply; and stimulate local development and economic growth in much needed industries and trades. These programs will provide locally produced goods and services that can be purchased at a much lower cost than if they are obtained from outside the community. Each project will be run by experts in the industry or trade it provides skills training for. Once young people have the necessary skills, YAI provides start up grants and/or micro-credit loans.
Country Staff (Core)
- Memory Bandera, Regional Director for East Africa
- Agnes Amooti Namiyingo, Country Representative
- Mike Munabi Gesa, Program Officer
Youth Action International also employes consultants and works with a number of partner organizations in Uganda.