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.
Elly Armagos has volunteered to work with Youth Aid Uganda, developing their programs and strengthening the organisation.
Elly has completed a Bachelor of Youth Studies and several shorter courses related to community work. Elly has experience working with youth and with other community groups in Melbourne.
In 2008 Elly 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.
She was nominated for a Rotary Youth Leadership Award in 2006 in recognition of her leadership skills and took part in Rotary’s personal and professional development program. Elly has previously volunteered with Palms Australia and 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.
April 20, 2011
At Youth Aid Uganda, we are working towards freeing children and youth from these human rights violations. One such method is through the current Child labour Prevention and Rehabilitation project.
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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 […]