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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Who We Are

Goal: To enhance human capital development among the disadvantaged youth in Uganda

Vision: "A transformed society where young people live a good quality of life free from exploitation"

Mission: To enhance socioeconomic transformation of disadvantaged young people through skills development for self-reliance.

Target group: Youth aged 10-24years who are vulnerable to exploitation and consequently to HIV/AIDS specifically:
• Children commercially sexually exploited, victims of trafficking and other worst forms of Child Labour 
• Slum youth
• Street children 
• Youth from poor families  

Areas of operation:

UYDEL runs a vocational skills and rehabilitation centre at Masooli in Nangabo Division, two drop-in-centres in Rubaga division at Nabulaggala of Kampala city, and in Mukono district, Mukono Town Council division in Kitega. The drop-in centers work closely with mobile outreach posts in Kamwokya-Church area zone, Kalerwe-Dobbi Zone, Bwaise-Bokasa zone, Nateete-Kajjumbi Zone, and Makindye-Mubaraka Zone for recruitment, assessment vocational skills training and rehabilitation of the young people.

 Strategic Priorities

Through the strategic analysis, a number of priority areas were identified which also form the core program areas and these include:

  1. Key Result Area 1: Institutional Capacity Development
  2. Key Result Area 2: Advocacy and Networking
  3. Key Result Area 3: Coordination
  4. Key Result Area 4: Programming

The strategic priorities and objectives for the five year period are:

Program area 1: Institutional capacity building

Strategic Objective 1: To strengthen the institutional capacity of the UYDEL secretariat

Strategic Objective 2: To strengthen the institutional capacity of UYDEL vocational training and rehabilitation center

Strategic Objective 3: To strengthen the institutional capacity of UYDEL in resource mobilization.

 

Program area 2: Advocacy and networking

Strategic Objective 1: To strategically position UYDEL nationally and internationally for better access to resources

Strategic Objective 2: To strengthen UYDEL communication networks and inter-institutional linkages to enhance institutional learning, information sharing and innovation

 

Program Area 3: Coordination

Strategic Objective 1: UYDEL secretariat coordination mechanisms with rehabilitation centers and partners strengthened by 2017

 

Program Area 4: Programming

Strategic Objective 1: To strengthen UYDEL's existing projects

Strategic Objective 2: To increase the number of new projects attracted to UYDEL