JOY-Uganda was initiated by a group of indigenous female youth in the year 2008, after realizing that children and fellow youth (especially females) in the area were at a verge of remaining in the chronic circles of poverty if they do not team up to fight the scourge.
JOY-Uganda is located about 70km away from the Kampala, the Capital city of Uganda. Its field office situated in Ndoddo village, Kammengo sub-county in Mpigi District, JOY-Uganda works in predominantly rural communities dependable on agriculture. Poverty is very common in the area as most young people are unskilled, lack gainful employment, have poor entrepreneurship skills and lack security to get access to micro-credit. Hence standards of living have remained low with majority population living on less than one dollar per day.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES:
- Promote self-reliance through skills development, sustainable agriculture and income generating activities;
- Create awareness on health issues, water, hygiene & sanitation practices, environment, and human rights through advocacy and training;
- Empower the community through information dissemination, education, communication services;
- Network with other development partners and affiliated associations within the operational areas.