KF-Youth Development Program

Uganda’s population is currently projected at 34 million people and the youths (aged between 15-35 years) constitute more than half of this population. It is also noted that the number of educated youths has greatly increased over time, and literacy levels are over 68% today. Despite the increasing literacy levels and many youths graduating from different tertiary institutions and universities, graduate unemployment and or under employment has emerged as a new social-economic challenge among the youths in Uganda today.  This challenge has constituted a duo cost on society i.e rendering the would be productive labor force idle, and loss of property by parents who sacrifice their meager resources into educating their children who finish school without employment.
KF Commitment to Empowering the Youths in Buganda Kingdom
His Majesty the Kabaka has always emphasized that the future of Buganda and Uganda is bestowed on the plight of the youths. In line with this, KF decided to strengthen its involvement and investments in Buganda youths.  This later led to the birth of KF-youths supported program in 2005 targeting youth development. This program was conceived as a core to generational transitions among Kabaka’s subjects in all spheres of life i.e leadership, accountability, participation in national development, among others. KF-youth programs mainly focus on supporting life and vocational skills development; youth led entrepreneurship and employment creation. KF therefore invites different youth groups from the 18 counties of Buganda at the grassroots into partnership in delivering support to their development oriented efforts within the Kingdom.(Current projects)

Make a Difference with Kabaka Foundation
KF continues to make a difference among Baganda youths and has now worked with over 50 community based youth groups within the six years of program existence. This has been achieved through working with different youth networks in the Kingdom for instance Nkobazambogo, BANGAWA, Akalibakendo, and Buganda Youth Council. These Associations have played a paramount role in mobilization of the youths in the Kingdom both at county and sub county levels into KF funded youth projects. Youths have thus established revolving funds, small scale and micro income projects like poultry, diary farming, consultancy, welding workshops, to mention but a few. These projects have provided quick employment to youths after school, and at the same time developed their entrepreneur skills. KF is hopeful that with increased funding, no doubt that the spillover effect of youth projects will gradually offset the high levels of poverty and deprivation in which many people lived before this program.
How to Participate Under KF-Youth Development Program
Because KF is a grant making organization, it welcomes proposals from different youth groups in the Kingdom throughout the year.  Proposals can be addressed to KF offices at Bulange Mengo any time and some times upon advertisement in the media.