The Youth Empowerment Project

Our Youth Empowerment Project through which we support young people launch their dreams and impact their communities is multifaceted. In partnership with Pen Concepts, a private company, we train and give advisory services to youth and youth groups in designing and implementing community development projects. This work includes but not limited to drafting group constitution, project concepts and proposals, networking and resource mobilisation, documentation and records keeping and communicating impact.

One youth group started a non government organisation (NGO), Community Awakening Network – Uganda (CANU) through which they built improved shallow wells to provide access to clean and safe water in communities in Wakiso and Nakasongola districts. CANU has also established a Saving & Credit scheme, Overcomers in Kasubi, one of Kampala’s slums. Overcomers promotes saving culture and entrepreneurship among slum dwellers in this part of the city. Brian also sits on the Board of a youth-led Savings & Credit society, Reapers worth over $200,000 that conducts financial literacy training. One of the major hindrances to youth entrepreneurship is access to finance. Reapers advance loans for economic development at lower interest rates than commercial banks.

We are also in process of assisting another youth group establish an NGO to mobilize youth to promote governance and human rights in Busoga region, eastern Uganda, and another to raise awareness on drug abuse beginning with West Nile region of Uganda.

*Why investing in youth matters

Uganda has the world’s youngest population, with over 78% below 30 years and 52% below 15 years. There are 6.5 million Ugandans aged between 18 and 30 years, constituting 21.3% of the population (SUPRE, 2012). Investing in Uganda’s young population could yield a ‘demographic bonus’ as more productive and healthy young people join the workforce, the dependency ratio is at its lowest and the country gets the opportunity to utilize its working-age population and maximize economic productivity.

Word FROM FOUNDER

Word From Founder

Welcome to EDOU! We’re a charity organisation whose mission is to transform lives. The Dream for EDOU was born out of my real-life experiences. I grew up in a poverty-stricken home...

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Testimonies

We always want such development initiatives

“We always want such development initiatives by people like you born in our area. It...

The scholarship made all the difference

“The conditions are far better now with the support he receives. He is not worried...

Giving sanitary pads to girls

“Now I will really be safe. I will not fear being embarrassed among boys,” said...

House built for orphans

“Nze Livingstone Ssempebwa ne muganda wange Francis Ssekatawa tuli basanyufu nnyo kubanga mutuzimbidde enyumba gyetugenda...

Blessed by a blind woman

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