Promoting and Stimulating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth and Women

Promoting and Stimulating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth and Women

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    The purpose of this project is to reduce the propensity of the youth who engage in high-risk behaviors. This will be done by supporting and facilitating the youth to engage in productive activities.

    Project objectives

    To reduce youth involvement in high-risk behaviours.
    To reduce youth involvement in unproductive activities.
    To build the capacity of the youth to refuse engagement with crime and high-risk behaviours.
    To improve the living conditions of the youth through equipping them with knowledge and skills of starting up and managing small scale income generating businesses and supporting them with seed money to start and get involved in sustainable income generating activities.
    To equip the youth with knowledge and skills in running kiosks selling fast moving foods, marketing, savings and, basic accounting and record keeping.
    To initiate mechanisms for dialogue between youth and their leaders; so as to involve the youth in development processes.

    Proposed Activities
    Identification of unemployed youth/school drop outs
    Sensitizing the Youth about the Project
    Capacity Building of the Youth for Economic Empowerment
    Supporting Youth to Engage in Locally Designed Economic Projects
    Implementation of a Risky Behaviors Mitigation Sensitization Program

    We hope to partner with a variety of UN Agencies, including UNICEF, SDG Fund, UNCDF, UNAIDS, UNF, UNOPS and WSSCC.

    Beneficiaries

    Beneficiaries
    (i) Direct Beneficiaries
    The main, direct beneficiaries of this project are the 2 youths from each of the 26 villages that make up Kirinya parish (Bombay, Bukasa A, Bukasa B, Bukasa C, Kikonko, Kito A, Kito B, Kito C, Kito D, Kito E, Kito F, Kito G, Kito H, Kito I, Kito J, Masozi, Namataba A, Namataba B, Namataba C, Namataba D, Namataba E, Namataba F, Namataba G, Namataba H, Namataba I and, Namataba J) particularly school dropout youth and unemployed youth. The focus is placed on youth because the long-term strength and sustainability of economic growth, livelihood improvement and stability in homes and communities depends on the youth.

    (ii) Indirect Beneficiaries:
    Because this project will result in reduction in youth delinquency and engagement in crime, the indirect beneficiaries of the project are all the people in the communities where the targeted youth will come from, i.e. the 26 target villages that make up Kirinya parish (Bombay, Bukasa A, Bukasa B, Bukasa C, Kikonko, Kito A, Kito B, Kito C, Kito D, Kito E, Kito F, Kito G, Kito H, Kito I, Kito J, Masozi, Namataba A, Namataba B, Namataba C, Namataba D, Namataba E, Namataba F, Namataba G, Namataba H, Namataba I and, Namataba J) by creating opportunities for the youth to engage activities that make them busy and reducing their idleness, delinquency and engagement in risky behaviours.

    Current progress

    A reduction in youth engagement in risky behaviors in the communities
    Greater involvement of youth in development initiatives
    Improvement in the livelihoods of youth
    An increase in the number of micro and small private sector businesses, and especially those owned by youth
    An increase in the number of micro and small private sector businesses owned by women since some of the youth who will be supported will be women/girls
    An increase in average income per capita among the youth population
    An increased number of female youth able to lift themselves out of poverty since some of the youth to be supported will be female
    Increased productivity by and among the youth
    Youth ability to engage as positive and productive members of their communities and/or societies enhanced.

    Project URL

    https://www.facebook.com/givehopeug/

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 5. Gender equality; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: Uganda

    Detailed location

    Give Hope Uganda’s Headquarters office is located in Bukasa Village, Bweyogerere Division, Kira Municipality, Wakiso Deistrict

    Issue areas

    Labour; Poverty; Social Enterprise; Women's Empowerment; Youth

    Business sectors

    Food & Beverage; Other; Personal & Household Goods

    Partners

    Existing partners

    Giving Way
    Global Giving
    Youth Action Movement (Uganda)
    Good Deeds Day
    Wakiso Local Government

    Stakeholders consulted

    Civil Society groups; Community leaders; Government; Indigenous groups; Minority groups; Women; Youth

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Academic; Business Association Global; Business Association Local; City; Company; Foundation; Labour Global; Labour Local; Micro Enterprise; NGO Global; NGO Local; Public Sector Organization; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; Social Enterprise; UN Entity

    Type of support needed

    Funding; Seed funding

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.
    • This initiative respects all dimensions of sustainable development.
    • This initiative is not submitted with commercial intent.