Youth Aid Uganda
The formation of YAU was to promote youth development particularly in the field of livelihood and life skills for sustainable development. YAU runs programmes educating youth in health (including HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and healthy lifestyles), livelihood development (tailoring, IT, small business skills and functional literacy), and human rights.
Youth Aid Uganda sought two Youth Development Workers to work with local staff and volunteers, assisting with distribution of materians, organisation of workshops, increasing youth participation and strengthening the organisation.
Andy Moulton has volunteered to work with YAU to develop their programs and improve their capacity to continue their work.
Andy has completed a Bachelor of Youth Studies has experience facilitating programs for young people.
In 2008 Andy worked with Indigenous Australian youth in the Northern Territory in a literacy and story-telling project aimed at both engaging young people in addressing education issues and providing an opportunity for stories of people in remote communities to be heard.
Andy has a passion for social justice and the empowerment of young people. She has volunteered in several capacities in the past, including several months with KIDADE in Uganda.
August 29, 2011
Field Trips have two dimensions. Firstly, we visit volunteers and partners already working together, providing personal support and evaluating the effectiveness of the development work in which they are engaged.
Seeing the assignment locations and meeting the partners firsthand allows Palms’ staff to make some difficult decisions when it comes to prioritising one placement over another when faced with limited numbers of volunteers or limited funds required to send them.
So while, sadly, some partner’s requests will remain unfulfilled for now, it is with pride that Palms is able to fill placements with Holy Family Care Centre in Ofcolaco, South Africa; the Archdiocese of Tororo and St Anthony’s Hospital in Tororo, Uganda; Dili Diocese, Ahisaun Foundation, Haburas Moris and Eskola Teknika Agrikola in East Timor.
June 9, 2011
Elly Armagos and Andy Moulton are youth workers from Melbourne currently volunteering in Kampala with Youth Aid Uganda. Here, Elly shares her observations of the challenges facing young people and the importance of their work.
May 12, 2010
They have a name for us here, ‘mjungu’ (white person) which we have learned to accept and reply to. Although we prefer our given Runyoro names which are Akiiki (fortune teller) and Atenyi (snake).
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Area: 241,038 sq. km.
Median Age: 15
Literacy: 66.8 %
Languages: English, Luganda, various Niger-Congo and Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Uganda is a geographically and culturally diverse nation. The South Eastern part of the country is dominated by Lake Victoria, which flows into the White Nile before it winds through Sudan and Egypt. Other large lakes are located in the West and centre of the country. In the 1970s, Uganda was famous for human rights […]