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Access Youth Initiative Uganda (AYI-Uganda), a non-profit organization, was launched in 2010. Founded by a group of visionary young people with a holistic vision to empower and save humanity, AYI-Uganda is a youth, children and women driven organization that simultaneously addresses fundamental challenges facing local communities related to Human rights and democracy building, peace, justice and reconciliation, adolescent reproductive health, education, youth economic empowerment, crime prevention and leadership development.
To provide a platform where young people and their communities can share skills, participate in promoting human rights awareness while exploring innate abilities towards lasting development on a foundation of equity.
The youth we serve today become tomorrow’s advocates and mentors creating social change, individually and collectively.
Our youth-oriented campaigns and outreach initiatives are grounded in the belief that every young person´s contribution, no matter how small, deserves to be valued and honored.
• Civic responsibility among young people: AYI-Uganda is striving to instill a sense of civic responsibility in Ugandan youth by engaging them in community service activities and showing youth the real-life consequences of violence and the benefits of constructive civic engagement and responsible citizenry.
• Education: We are focused on helping improving the educational opportunities for the impoverished children of Uganda through advocating for desired improving learning environments like building schools, sanitary latrines, provision of educational materials, teacher trainings.
• Domestic violence: This program aims to create change in the attitudes, behavior, and practices that perpetuate violence against women and girls in Uganda. We collaborate with duty bearers in key sectors such as the police, health workers, legal officers, judicial officers, prosecutors, schools, community groups, men, and education institutions.
• Social and economic empowerment: We work with young people to close the unemployment gap in Uganda by empowering them to engage in income generating schemes and equipping them with concrete skills like candle making, tailoring, jewelry making, knitting, baking, poultry, goat rearing, and agriculture among others to improve their incomes.
• Democracy and Human Rights: Greater and quick access to justice to indigent and marginalized young people in Uganda; Deep understanding and strong support for human rights, as the basis of peaceful coexistence and development
• Sexual and reproductive health/HIV: Improved care and support of for young people infected by HIV & AIDS; Increased knowledge on HIV & AIDS prevention mechanism among the young people; Increased access to information on drug and substance abuse among the young people; Improved access to SRH services among the young people.
• Intercultural/interfaith relations: Our main programs include interfaith-intercultural clubs on school campuses and universities. AYI has helped many of young people forge strong relationships across cultural and religious lines through collaborative action and dialogue.
Ibrahim Kakinda is the President of Access Youth Initiative Uganda (AYI Uganda).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.