Our Goal is To enhance human capital development among the disadvantaged in Uganda.Read more
In 2002-2005, UYDEL established four (4) youth friendly drop in centres and 12 mobile clinical outreach posts in the communities with the support from African Youth Alliance (AYA)/Pathfinder International/UNFPA; which provided Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) information, family planning counselling and STI treatment to 1,800 Adolescent Commercial Sex Workers (ACSWs) and 600 street/slum adolescents. Between 2007-2008, UYDEL coordinated a network of 14 organisations implementing ASRH information and services in Mukono District with support from International Council on Management Population Programmes (ICOMP). This intervention trained 100 youth peer educators and 20 health service providers from participating organisations, created formal referral systems between government and private health facilities.
Currently, UYDEL is implementing a Health Matters Project with a breakthrough of increased male youth involvement and beneficiaries in the project implementation process. A greater involvement of owners of entertainment places where most children are exploited including bars, lodges and karaoke dancing places as well as utilization of peer educators and former beneficiaries of the program has helped UYDEL reach more male clients (from 35 to 77 male young people).Read more
Children are the most vulnerable in our societies and are highly at risk of labour exploitation, Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC) and trafficking. Although some gross violation is reported in the media, to police and other authorities, many more cases of child abuse are not reported at all due to such factors as remoteness of hard to reach areas, ignorance of the population about opportunities for redress and weak child protection structures. It therefore follows that even the few cases that are reported, children do not get the adequate help, protection and justice they need due to structural and operational challenges in the child protection system. Therefore child abuse remains a major challenge in Uganda especially among the destitute and poor communities.
UYDEL works to empower disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalized street and slum youth with social cognitive life skills that will enable them to reach their full potential. Strategies are blended to promote prevention through community education and involvement and to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate vulnerable children with their families. UYDEL also works to withdrawal and rehabilitate victims of trafficking in persons and sexual exploitation, particularly children trafficked and exploited in commercial sex activities, and labour exploitation including domestic service, scavenging and hawking. The organisation offers them a temporary shelter, medical, psychosocial, humanitarian and legal assistance, vocational and life skills training and reintegration with their families.Read more
Dreams is an ambitious partnership aimed at reducing HIV infection rates among adolescent girls and young women in 10 Sub Saharan African Countries. UYDeL is partnering with other stake holders to meet the goal of developing girls into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe women.
Vocational skills training is aimed at achieving skill levels sufficient for the vulnerable young people to find either employment in the competitive market conditions or to start gainful self-employment. Identification of vocational skills courses is made by social workers based on children's interest, skills and level of education, resource availability and labor market assessment.Read more