The Initiative  

Engaging Youth in Kampala’s Poorest Areas commonly known as Bwaise Youth Employment centre (BYEC) is a one year project that seeks to provide 600-800 male and female young Ugandans aged 16 – 25 years across all religious beliefs living in Bwaise and other poorest parts of Kampala. BYEC will provide appropriate tools for employment, and develop career information and skills necessary for their professional development, including developing a supportive network, finding suitable role models, and creating platforms through which constructive dialogue can take place to prevent the rise of violent extremist ideology in this vulnerable population.

AFFCAD  established a youth center in the heart of Bwaise, accessible to beneficiaries with a business unit, a youth outreach and mentoring program, and an internship program. The 3 months, trainings will include vocational skills like- graphic art, DJ'ing, beauty and cosmetology, catering services, electrical installation and phone repairing, fashion and design, photo and video editing etc BYEC will also provide soft skills on ("how to make it in a business world") including sessions on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to social growth.