Youth Entrepreneurship

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Youth Entrepreneurship Forum Uganda (YEFU, is a project under Slum Life Survival Uganda (SLS), a non – Governmental Organization. This project’s aim is to change the socio-economic well-being of disadvantaged young people aged 10 -35 years, through evidence based interventions that: advocate, create linkages to services and information; and encourage social and livelihood skills development for self-reliance. The project empowers the young people with life skills and also provides financial literacy. YEFU has direct presence of its Interventions in two Districts in Uganda (Kampala and Wakiso) where we run 3 Youth friendly drop-in centers all for both for youth receiving a wide range of empowerment services. Our main YEFU Drop-in centers is at Kawanda Vocational skills center, additional centers Ggaba Katoogo center (YEFU), Kireka katooke center, YEFUs’ current programmes, specifically target young people (both in and out of school) aged 10-35 years that have been abused and exploited; commercial sex workers, human trafficked, street children, orphans, child laborers, physical and psychological abuse as well as drug and substance abuse, teenage adolescent mothers and youth from very low socio-economic backgrounds.
Programme Focus Areas include:

  • Redemption of Children Sexually abused and trafficked
  • Alcohol, drug and Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights education (includes HIV Prevention)
  •  Literacy (Financial, health, and skills)

They provide skills training in the following;
Home Economics; ECONOMICS
1. Catering
2. Bakery and snacks making
• Electronics
• Motorbike & Car mechanics
• Welding
• Carpentry
• Decorations and designing
• Chock making
• Shoe Making
• Tailoring and Design
• Knitting
• Jewelry making
• Hair Dressing
• Soap and shampoo making
• Massage
Sports and Aerobics (Partnerships)
Financial Literacy
Placing emphasis on Financial Positioning, Tax Planning and Cash Management