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Uganda Youth Development Link

What we are about

To enhance human capital development among the disadvantaged youth in Uganda
To enhance socioeconomic transformation of disadvantaged young people through skills development for self-reliance.
A transformed society where young people live a good quality of life free from exploitation

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