WHY WORK IN UGANDA WITH RURAL OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH?
Uganda is home to the world’s youngest population – 70% of Ugandans are under 24. The majority of these youth live in rural areas. Overall, 83% of Uganda’s population is rural. 70% of Uganda’s labour force is in the agriculture sector. Rural youth in Uganda and around the world have aspirations and dreams of who they want to be in the future and within their communities. Out-of-school rural youth in Uganda have strong potential and many seek to work in the agricultural sector. However, coupled with limited socio-economic opportunities, they also lack access to opportunities to build the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes as well as access to financial services that could support them to realize their dreams and to be agents of change.
KEY PROGRAM RESULTS
- 91% of youth work after YiA compared to 64% before YiA
- 90% of youth save after YiA compared to 53% before YiA
- Youth’s daily income nearly DOUBLEDafter YiA
REACH AND IMPACT
In Uganda, YiA reached 11,310 youth (54% female) from two age groups (12-13 and 14-18) in rural communities in Kasese, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, and Kabarole districts in western Uganda.
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