In a survey held within the Iganga District of a group of 30 young people from different villages, results show that the 3 highest rating issues within their communities are unemployment, poor education and underage marriage. The surveyed continued to show a majority voting that accessing employment, better health facilities and improved education systems would contribute greatly towards their development and that they would like to have more youth services to engage and support the youth within the district.
Youth Link Networks are on a mission to build a youth Hub central point, which would be the only youth service available within the District to support over 5,000 young people. We plan to run a timetable of projects 7 days a week that support the community needs that are in line with the following UN SDG’s:
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
By 2021, with your help, we hope to achieve our goal of building a youth hub which will specifically focus on employment support programmes, making educational facilities available such as ICT and Tech developing programmes. We would like to create a safe space for youth facilitation and open dialogues around taboo subjects such as sexual health practices, hygiene and education about nutrition and practical skills such as farming as a way of income and creating sustainability.
Everything that we do at Youth Link Networks is to create a platform to rely on self and not others, to ensure that the projects being implemented work toward sustainability so that the youth can take full control of their futures with a disciplined mindset of long-term gains with better financial returns and stable investments.