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Youth of Uganda

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Charity no. 107598 Date registered. 21/09/2020

Public benefits

Children and young people in Uganda who otherwise would not, receive education or improved education that in turn enables them to have better employment prospects and so be more able to provide for themselves and their families in the future and avoid poverty. Underprivileged children in particular receive an education that they probably would not

otherwise have been able to afford. Over the longer term it should be possible to show that specific children who received an education through YOU funding have improved employment and reduced poverty when compared to children who did not have such an opportunity. For now we rely on the general acceptance that education leads to better life prospects and reduced poverty. Independent evidence is provided through reviews from organisations such as the Education Partnerships Group who provided a report in 2018 titled "A review of Uganda's Universal Education Public Private Partnership programme. Whilst we have no relationship with either EPG or the Uganda PPP programme we offer the review as confirmation that education plays a major role in helping young Ugandans have better life choices and the opportunity to break free from poverty. No harm arises from our activities that we are aware of or can foresee. Children and young people in Uganda There will be some private benefit to some individuals within Uganda in that as more children are educated in schools then more teaching staff are employed but this is incidental and necessary to the purpose.

What your organisation does

YOU raises funds to pay for education for children and youth in Uganda and to provide help and support to young people living within the 'slum' areas of Kampala and similar areas of poverty within Uganda by purchasing, collecting, transporting and distributing items of clothing and personal care. We work with local organisations on the ground in

Uganda to achieve these objectives.

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Overseas/developing countries
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Education/training
  • Relief of poverty
  • Youth development

Charitable purposes

The relief of poverty primarily for children and young people within Uganda by the provision of items and services to those in need. To enable underprivileged children and young people within Uganda to access education with the objective of helping them to gain better employment and a sustainable income, by the provision of grants, items and services to individuals in need. To educate and inform people in Northern Ireland about the general poverty and lack of education available to poorer children in Uganda.

Governing document


Other name

  • 4 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Terry Fossey, 45 Ballycrochan Road, Bangor, BT19 6NF

Trustee board

Terry Fossey
Katrina Dickson
Robert Dickson
David Askham

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Internationally
  • Uganda