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.
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