Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment
Kyakatebe Trading Center, Kampala Mubende High way
Youth Initiative for Community
Empowerment (YICE) is a registered community based organization founded in May 2011 in Mubende
district-Uganda. YICE’s mission is to apply innovative initiatives aimed at
empowering vulnerable women and youth to achieve sustainable, self-sufficient
livelihoods and dignified lives. We implement our activities in Mubende
district, Uganda, which is over 120 Kilometers from Kampala – Ugandan capital
City. Our major target groups are Youths, Women and Children.
Our work is based on strong Christian faith and we conduct most of our mobilization activities through local Christian churches.
YICE was officially registered with the district local government as a community based organization in July 2012 (Reg. No. CD.233/1039/12).
Rural Ugandan communities united in their shared efforts to secure a decent and dignified livelihood for the vulnerable.
To apply innovative initiatives aimed at empowering vulnerable women and youth to achieve sustainable, self-sufficient livelihoods and dignified lives.
To break down structural barriers to women’s and youth’s advancement, to make financial and material resources available and to bridge skills gaps in entrepreneurship.
Access to training, microloans and financial literacy program for rural women: We train vulnerable women in better farming practices through their small village self-help groups. These interactive trainings empower beneficiaries with key skills required to establish profit making farming enterprises like vegetable growing for sale, pig rearing, local poultry rearing crop management, among others. The program also promotes food security among the beneficiaries and fights hunger. Trained rural women are provided with small start-up capital through our partnership with Kiva. Trainings on financial management and savings scheme are also provided to promote livelihoods for rural women and their households.
Sexual Reproductive health & HIV/AIDs education: We implement an HIV/AIDs education program and provide HIV/AIDs prevention services like voluntary counseling and testing, condom distribution, and referral for ARVs. This program mainly targets youths.
Care and Support to Orphans and other Vulnerable Children: We support a group of 145 OVCs. We provide them with basic human and psychological needs and also establish sustainable small income activities like piggery, goat rearing and poultry through which they earn an income and be in position to pay for school fees and attain other needs.Youth Skills development and vocational training: The program targets youths both in school and those out of school. We partner with other organizations to provide trainings to rural youths in handcraft, Small business management and Entrepreneurship, computer trainings and Life skills training.