Youth Aid Africa is a youth empowerment organization that works to strengthen young peoples’ engagement in economic development and governance processes in Uganda and Africa. It was founded in 2012 as an annual student’s event to create a common ground for the youth to generate ideas on how to respond to the increasing challenges facing the youth, a need to deepen efforts in research, training, civic engagement and advocacy in areas related to economic development and governance. It was consequently incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the laws of Uganda.

Youth Aid Africa seeks to empower the youth to play a cardinal role in nation building by strengthening their participation in economic development, policy and governance processes across Africa and harnessing the necessary environment for information sharing and networking through youth empowerment, capacity building, policy advocacy, and legislative efforts. Over the last three years, Youth Aid Africa has been laying a ground for empowering young leaders at national and Continental levels through youth friendly trainings ranging from entrepreneurial skills development, leadership, advocacy, and governance processes.

Youth Aid Africa is also seeking to work to support youth empowerment through creation interaction media platforms and resource base on which youth can share ideas, build their capacity, carry out projects, and satisfactorily play their role in development and governance. Youth Aid Africa is now seeking to design appropriate interventions for the empowerment, mentorship and training of the youth through advocacy, empowerment and capacity building as entry points to re-dress youth needs and enhancing good governance in Uganda and Africa.

Our Objectives

  1.  To assist and/or run programs aimed at uplifting the involvement of the youth in governance through civic engagement programs, advocacy campaigns and social networking.
  2.  To contribute to efforts that focus on economically empowering the youth through skills capacity building and experiences to enable them competitively appreciate their environment.
  3.  To assist and/or run programs aimed at uplifting the welfare of the orphaned and vulnerable children I different parts of the country.
  4.  To equip the Youth with employability skills such as communication, presentation and leadership skills, customer care, time management and team work through a multitude of public dialogues, seminars, workshops and conferences conducted by the youth.
  5.  To strengthen networking and linkage between like-minded youth and other innovative stakeholders to assist them in impacting society.
  6.  To conduct youth mentorship programs through which the youth can share their ideas with a possibility of logistical assistance to help them realize their dreams.

Core Values

  1. Team work
  2. Transparency and accountability.
  3. Objectivity.
  4. Consensus building.
  5. Respect for and appreciation of diversity.
  6. Professionalism.