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Elgon Youth Development Centre Uganda, Mbale, Uganda

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Address: po box 674 mbale, uganda
Mbale, 674  
Uganda
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 10
Number of People Being Served: 100
EIN: CBO 3150

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Mission Statement


Reviving the hopes of disadvantaged children by creating opportunities for them to be skilled, self sufficient and productive.

Description


Elgon Youth Development Centre with it's core Music and arts projetcs, is registered CBO located in Mbale District, Eastern Uganda, the project started in 2009 as a result of the appalling poverty situation in the community that had led to a rise in crime rates, street children, early pregnancies and early marriages leave alone dropping out of school by many children and youth. Lack of employment, death or separation of parents, lack of school fees and other scholastic materials, drug and forms of child abuse have been responsible for the increased number of unemployed and street children. EYDC discovered that providing the affected and vulnerable children and youth with a means of survival and keeping them busy can help in reducing the impact of this situation on the community. The primary beneficiaries are expected to help themselves and later their siblings and the community. The aim is to give vulnerable children the chance to learn skills that would offer them a route out of poverty, lifting them off the streets and away from the risks of drug culture, violence and crime. Given the ever increasing numbers of at risk youths and other disadvantaged children, Management of EYDC is seeking for ways of supporting children holistically with the hope that those being supported will in turn support others who fall in their category.

Elgon Youth Development Centre with it's core Music and arts projetcs, is registered CBO located in Mbale District, Eastern Uganda, the project started in 2009 as a result of the appalling poverty situation in the community that had led to a rise in crime rates, street children, early pregnancies and early marriages leave alone dropping out of school by many children and youth. Lack of employment, death or separation of parents, lack of school fees and other scholastic materials, drug and forms of child abuse have been responsible for the increased number of unemployed and street children. EYDC discovered that providing the affected and vulnerable children and youth with a means of survival and keeping them busy can help in reducing the impact of this situation on the community. The primary beneficiaries are expected to help themselves and later their siblings and the community. The aim is to give vulnerable children the chance to learn skills that would offer them a route out of poverty, lifting them off the streets and away from the risks of drug culture, violence and crime. Given the ever increasing numbers of at risk youths and other disadvantaged children, Management of EYDC is seeking for ways of supporting children holistically with the hope that those being supported will in turn support others who fall in their category.

Mission Statement: Reviving the hopes of disadvantaged children by creating opportunities for them to be skilled, self sufficient and productive.

Organizational Statement of Faith


We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.


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Protestant


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Other


Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No