Youth Empowerment Program

This Program is intended to promote Political, Social and Economic Empowerment of Youth.  NAFODU is working in close collaboration with a number of partners implementing several activities all aimed at youth empowerment. Under this program, NAFODU aims at increasing the economic productivity of youths in the community; and improve their livelihoods through sustainable income-generating activities. It involves providing entrepreneurship development and capacity building activities to the youths in the community; rehabilitating youths involved in prostitution, drug abuse; and preventing others from engaging in such risky behaviors. 

Key Program activities include providing small grants to Youth Associations and groups. Small-scale projects that are supported by grants from NAFODU aims at empowering disadvantaged youth in market-oriented technical, entrepreneurial and managerial skills, confidence building and empowering skills necessary to improve their access to productive resources and sustainable earning potential.  Grants are used to Promoting Youth Political Participation. Even though people below the age of 25 constitute more than half of the population in Uganda, young people participate less than older citizens in most formal political processes, such as elections. This challenges the representativeness of the political system and leads to the disenfranchisement of young citizens. It can also reinforce stereotypes that treat young people as disinterested in political issues, as objects of social policy or as troublemakers. Grants to Youth groups are aimed at promoting youth political participation and are centered mainly on motivating youth to vote and prevent youth from resorting to political violence. 

About NAFODU

The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) is a civic non-partisan, not profit-making, non-governmental organization, registered under the Non-Governmental Organization Registration statute of Uganda.

Our Address

Plot 6 Bwankosya Road, Associations House
P.O. Box 977 - Kabale (Western Uganda)
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Phone: +256-701 190533
Mobile: +256-774 190533
Website: http://www.nafodu.or.ug