Youth Initiatives
for Youth Action (YIYA) Foundation

We are a youth serving CSO, which focuses on capacity building for vulnerable adolescents and youth  in the areas of Human Rights, Civic Engagement, Peace Building, Health, Education (literacy, ICT & BPO), Entrepreneurship, and Social Development.

YIYA Foundation was birthed in 2008 and was registered as a leading youth focused NGO in 2010 (Reg. No.11604). We are currently the national coordinating entity for the African Youth Commission (AYC) Uganda Consortium), African Youth & Adolescent Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN),  and Uganda Civil Society Youth Coalition (UYC), and as such we are part of a big network of local civil society partners (over 300 CSOs countrywide) as well as a partner with a number of international development partners.

Our Vision

A Socially and Economically Sustainable Generation of Young People.

Our Mission

Empowering Young People to Initiate and Implement Socio – Economic Initiatives for Community and Self Development
[Promoting Social Entrepreneurship among Adolescents and Youth].


Our range of programs

We have a presence in the Central, Northern, Eastern, Western and Karamoja Regions of Uganda.

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Youth Livelihood and Social Transformation (AKAWOGO)

This programs encourages and promotes innovations in non-traditional skills areas such as ICT, agro-processing, among others; as a response to high unemployment rates among the youth.

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Sexual Reproductive Health/Rights and Gender Equality (SENGA)

Access to sexual and reproductive health care can fundamentally change the course of lives of young people and set them up to reaching their full potentials.

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Play It Out (PIO)

Play-based learning helps children develop social skills, motivation to learn, and even language and numeracy skills.

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Education – Literacy & ICT for Development (ELIMU)

We design and deliver education solutions that provide young people with skills.

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Human Rights & Peace Building (UBUNTU)

As an NGO, we promote a human rights approach to governance and peacebuilding for sustainable development in Uganda.

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Our Partners

We belong to and seek to further our network with like minded organizations both local and international. The following are some of our current strategic intervention partners;


Our Activities

Advocacy & Community Engagement

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1.8 Billion Campaign

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Girls & Human Trafficking

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