Our approach

At IYAU, we make the little bird sing on top of the tree, we roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. IYAU’s model can be described as providing a local solution to a global problem. Our projects are sustainable community based development initiatives which are community demand driven, utilize local materials, local labor and ingenuity and ownership is transferred to the communities upon completion. More importantly, we focus on optimizing sustainability of our projects by forming long-lasting, collaborative…

Welcome to Innovative Youth with Action Uganda!

“Creating Sustainable Community Based Development Initiatives” We believe sustainable development and transformation are essential to ensuring the creation of well-founded initiatives that empower poor, marginalized, and vulnerable people to change their lives and communities. We work to empower them with the tools and knowledge they need that will allow them to overcome the many challenges they face and focus on creating innovative sustainable business and sustainable community based driven development initiatives. It is such well-founded initiatives that create jobs, improve…

Volunteering

Why Volunteer With IYAU Your involvement, motivation, high quality works and commitment enable IYAU to reach out to many poor, marginalized, and vulnerable people to make a difference. Moreover, volunteers do provide high quality work that positively influences the organisation and its beneficiaries. Your participation in this program will significantly compliment the work of our organisation and enrich the efforts to do more and realizing real results that are tangible and measurable. How to Join As A Volunteer Volunteers will…

Young Women Involved in Groundnuts Production Project

This project, Young women involved in Groundnuts production was intended to address the issues faced by single and young mothers who were already engaged in small scale groundnuts production as a business but lacked the necessary skills, information and knowledge to scale up and add value to Groundnuts for production, packaging, marketing and profitability for better income generation and increased employment opportunities. This intervention was executed through training of the single young mothers on group dynamics, Groundnut production in form…

Fighting gender based violence, sexual reproductive health rights, prevention of HIV & promotion of ARV therapy literacy project.

With a grant support from International Assistance Advisory work group OSSTF/FEESO, IYAU in 2017 implemented a project titled “fighting gender based violence, sexual reproductive health rights, prevention of HIV & promotion of ARV therapy literacy project” in the Sub counties of Katine and Gweri in Soroti district and Kadungulu and Atiira Sub counties in Serere district for a period of 12 month starting from May 2017 to April 2018. The grant support assisted us to successfully safeguard the dignity and…

Functional Adult literacy Project

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda through its membership and directors contribution in partnership with SAFTESO and support from Serere District Local Government implemented the project called “Functional Adult Literacy” in Kadungulu Sub County in Serere district. This project was aimed at providing skills in reading, writing and numeracy integrated with practical knowledge and skills. Learning was participatory so as to motivate the adult learners to continue searching for knowledge and skills that will help them to improve on whatever activities…

Women with disabilities & Single mother’s economic empowerment project

In June 2017, Innovative Youth with Action Uganda conducted an engagement meeting with the women of Ageutu Women with disabilities Single mothers Initiative for development (AWWDSM) in which they were allowed to air out the challenges they are facing, Currently the group has 20 registered members and 40 are not registered making a total of 60 members and they registered their group with the local authorities. The group consists of disabled women (Lame, visually impaired and deaf) and single mothers…

School for children with disabilities in Uganda

In the Teso region of Uganda, there is a high incidence of people living with disabilities. These groups are often shunned by their communities, poverty stricken and, due to their disabilities, unable to vouch for themselves, making them some of the most vulnerable people in the region. Common disabilities include hard of seeing, hard of hearing, loss of muscle function and epilepsy, among others. Children with disabilities have limited options when it comes to schooling, in this region. They feel…