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young Empowerment in South Sudan

To strengthen the operational capabilities of South Sudanese youth and women in contributing to sustainable community development through peacebuilding, capacity building, and other social transformation initiatives.

Our Story

Established in Feb 2015 by young South Sudanese refugees in Uganda – The Young Adult Empowerment Initiative is a nonprofit, youth-led organization that mobilizes young South Sudanese men and women’s actions to become proactive stakeholders and partners in; (1) refugee crisis’ response in Uganda, and (2) recovery processes of Internally Displaced Communities’ across South Sudan, following the Dec 2013 South Sudan’s civil war.

Our founders – are both refugees and former refugees who were born during the Second Sudanese civil war, firmly believe that youth and women empowerment both in the refugees’ camps in Uganda and across South Sudan – through; peacebuilding, skills development, healthcare and other social transformative pathways is critical to peaceful co-existence, resilience and social development in local communities.

Community Empowerment Programs

Community Care

Caring for our community means being a resource during challenging times. We are proud to respond to Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief and initiatives around Preventing Homelessness, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Empowerment and Success

Caring for our community means being a resource during challenging times. We are proud to respond to Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief and initiatives around Preventing Homelessness, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Belonging and Culture

Caring for our community means being a resource during challenging times. We are proud to respond to Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief and initiatives around Preventing Homelessness, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Inspiring featured stories

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Our Staff Capacity Building workshop

Date: Jan 14, 2019 | Head office-Kampala, Uganda Rationale: Young-adult Empowerment Initiative (YEi) in partnership with other development agencies intends to….. Read More

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Civilians at crossroads: unpacking South Sudan's refugees crisis

Perspectives on the role of South Sudanese elites in Uganda in refugee management and the struggle for nation building and Civic Engagement: By Gatwal A. Gatkuoth | Executive Director Young-Adult Empowerment... Read More

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