for Youth - Uganda (H4YU)
, is registered in Uganda as NGO #. 5058,
and operates in rural communities of Mukono District.
mission is to improve the quality of life for the under-priviledged
children and youth in our communities by empowering them through
functional education skills and access to health services, while
restoring the seed of Hope in them.
is a Christian based organisation but we do not discriminate in
community we serve has a population of over 2500 children and youth
who are largely vulnerable and socially underprivileged. Majority of
these children’s parents and guardians (mostly grandmothers) can
neither provide for their basic needs at home, nor can they afford to
pay for their meals and other scholastic materials required at
government aided schools under the Universal Primary Education (UPE)
true survivor of the above pitiable conditions, which I grew up
under, and after realizing that similar problems existed in almost
every household in the community, I got compelled to start this
charity work. I studied Accounting in Manchester, UK, but decided to
switch profession to try to respond to the challenges of our
community by working with young people.
in March 2008 with seven children under a tree, we now care for
over 250 vulnerable children of between 4-14 years in our school
program, while over 60 youths and young mothers attend our
among the children we started with, are Diana Nandujja, now the girl
who leads our “You Matter” a girls only program; and Proscovia
Nakamya who had dropped out of school while in Primary class 5
because her father was not willing to pay anymore fees for her. He
wanted to take her to an auntie, which was a clear sign of her being
prepared to get married off. That is when she came to our school with
her mother after hearing of our free school program. Unfortunately we
had to decline her application because at that time, we had only two
classes, Primary 1 and Primary 2, yet for her she wanted to join
Primary 5. She went back home a disappointed girl, but to everyone’s
surprise, Prossy returned the following day and said, “instead of
going to the auntie, let me join P.2 class”, which she did and
since then she has never looked back. She excelled in the National
Primary Leaving exams with a first grade. She is now in Secondary
school and she is an ardent member of the “You Matter” girls only
program. Similar stories exist for most of our
children to which we thank God for the support we get for them to be
H4YU basically has six (6) thematic intervention areas with an
overarching arm of improving Social well-being of children and youth.
They include: -1. Children
/ Youth Education Program:
intervention seeks to help children whose parents/guardians cannot
afford to pay for meals and scholastic materials needed at
government aided schools.**
runs a humble infants’ day primary school, providing free
education to over 250 children from P1 to P7, with a future plan
for those children who may not get a chance to go on to secondary
school education. We now have a new sponsorship program for
students who complete our primary level into secondary schools.
Thanks to our Canadian friends who have taken a lead to sponsor
over 35 children into secondary schools and other institutions of
higher learning.2. Youths
- This program is designed
to provide educational and emotional support for young people.
The program uses sport, music and performances to create a forum
for young people to tell stories, share experiences and create
performances.** Development School for Youth (DSY)
– This is a
leadership-training program for young people between the ages of 16
and 21 that focuses on development. Young people are accepted into
the Development School's program on the basis of their desire to be
leaders. The program looks for partners with corporate
professionals and corporations to provide training experiences and
internship placements for the DSY graduates.3.
Matter” girls only program: -
a girls’ only program under Hope for Youth-Uganda that
reaches out to girls and young mothers from a variety of backgrounds,
focused on changing their lives for the better. The program brings
together teen school girls and community young mothers to create a
forum for participation and expression of their opinions through
discussion processes that provide them with important learning
experiences and to join in activities that engage their bodies,
talents and spiritual minds so as to be productive members of their
program is done under the grassroots education campaign. We reach
out to mothers, grandmothers/guardians regularly for sensitization
and promoting our school practices into the households where
children live, these include, drinking boiled water, hand washing
with soap, nutritious feeding, and general basic care for children.
We also oversee
the provision of vitamins and other enrichment as well as
immunization to children in and out of schools.
to clean and safe water:
is a major problem of the communities. Most water wells are a
long distance from homesteads in the community, yet the water is not
safe for human consumption. Through some friends, H4YU was able to
get a 5000ltrs water harvesting tank for the school and a Borehole to
serve both the school and the surrounding community. There is still
dire need to help other communities far from our school to have clean
source of water sources.
has the desire and determination to become an independent ongoing,
viable and self reliant organisation. We have embarked on a humble
poultry project for feeding children and raise an income that will
cater for administration costs; while we wish to expand on the
already existing small food crops and fruits farms, which cater for
feeding the children and staff at school.
continues to enjoy significant growth since inception, working in
partnership with local community members/leaders, local and
international NGOs + District authorities. We have mentored youth
with creativity and social workshops, promoting cross cultural
friendship and the spirit of togetherness among them. Built 7
semi-permanent classrooms for kids with an enrollment of over 250
kids. Engage local and international volunteers in various
We continuously look for volunteers, sponsors, donors and well wishers to help run our humble cause more efficiently and effectively.
Please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and God bless you.