A SHORTAGE OF JOBS
Demographically, Uganda is the second youngest country in the world, with a median age of 15.9. Job creation simply cannot keep up with the number of people entering the workforce each year. As a result, more than 70% of Ugandans are employed in agriculture, with most youth working in unpaid or self-employed positions on family-owned farms.
Economic self-sufficiency is essential for independence and communal development. Agriculture is generally a family’s most valuable asset. IYHA programs include skill building, business and technical training, and ongoing mentorship.