Our Youth Program

Youth in skilling and Enterprise Development


Youth unemployment in Uganda stands at between 64% and 70%, and about 400,000 youths are released annually into the job market to compete for approximately 9,000 available jobs. About 30% of the youths who are institutionally qualified in Uganda are unable to find jobs due to the disconnection between the academic qualifications achieved and the skills needed for the jobs available

Our Youth Programs

IEYAWE Uganda uses a successive approach to addressing youth vulnerability to unemployment which involves: Training & Apprenticeship, Enterprise and cooperative development

Training and Apprenticeship

Over 171 youth have directly benefited from IEYAWE Uganda’s training and apprenticeship programs in refugee hosting district since 2017. 124 of these beneficiaries have received startup kits contributing to IEYAWE Uganda’s youth self-employment campaign. At IEYAWE Uganda, we believe in market-demand driven skills enhancement as a way to end youth vulnerability to unemployment.

Enterprise and cooperative development

IEYAWE Uganda’s efforts have supported the establishment, training for improved financial saving discipline, access to affordable credit for increased investment and employment to over 211 youth mobilized under 67 youth Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) and 4 SACCOs. Over 71 small enterprises have been started by our youth beneficiaries in the last 4 years. At IEYAWE Uganda, we believe that equipping youth with financial literacy and business management knowledge as a compliment to provision of micro-credit for enterprise startup is essential to the life of a successful youth in business.

More Programs

See Our Other Programs

Girl child support program

Women in Agriculture & Conservation