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A Simple Skill Can Be Your Fortune

A Simple Skill Can Be Your Fortune

In 1984 I sat for my Primary Leaving Education Exams (P.L.E) at Maya Primary School in Wakiso District, then joined Trinity College Nabbingo in 1988 where I also studied and sat for my Uganda Certificate of Education (U.C.E). When I completed my...

Wafula Bridging The Digital Divide

Wafula Bridging The Digital Divide

This week on #YRVolunteerSpotlight we bring you Wafula Richard, a former student of Youth Rising and now a staff member. In this article, Richard shares his unfortunate experiences and his turning point on joining Youth Rising.     I am...

Reflections on Electricity & Development

Reflections on Electricity & Development

Growing up in America afforded me the benefit of a life with electricity. During the cold New England winters, the humid New Orleans summers and the dry desert heat of Arizona, this privilege has often felt like a necessity. According to some...

Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Management 2018

Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Management 2018

Leaving Uganda was one of the most difficult decisions Martin and I ever had to make. Among our greatest considerations was whether or not we had done enough to empower and prepare our team to sustain our growing organization, Youth Rising. It’s...

#NoMoreLimits: it’s Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

#NoMoreLimits: it’s Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

The Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global platform that brings together non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media and individuals to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). MH Day raises awareness of the challenges...

And This Marks The End of Term I 2018

And This Marks The End of Term I 2018

Youth Rising Kampala “Work without play makes Tom a dull boy”. Youth Rising highly regards holidays very essential and therefore, endeavor on delivering breaks for our students and staff members. 13th April 2018 was the day we officially closed...

We Launched Youth Rising Mukono!

We Launched Youth Rising Mukono!

Mpumu-Salaama is a small rural community in Mukono, located approximately 15 kilometers Southeast of Mukono, the nearest urban center and the location of the district headquarters. 75.25% of people in Mukono are below the age of 30 years, 80.6%...