IYHA believes success – and sustainability – come from working
with communities to develop and support local leaders. While many organizations
depend on an influx of foreign workers and investment, we know that communities
want to create value and improve their own circumstances – we help them start
We employ local leadership, long term investment, and bottom up approaches.
Our participants give knowledge, time, and resources back to the community.
We implement targeted programs tailored to rural Uganda where our experience, expertise, and passion lie.
Our programs are founded on the belief that intertwined education and enterprise creates positive lasting change.