In a country like Uganda, where the majority of its population is below 30 years. It’s important to set a clear foundation for this populous if we are to rip from it. Uganda has the youngest population in the world with 77% of its population being under 30 years of age.
Because of the rope holes in the systems within our societies, there are increasing numbers of uninspired and disillusioned young people, which has resulted in social addictions, mental health issues, bullying, and gang grooming. Children as early as 6 years are stressed depressed, anxious and angry and it affects the disadvantaged disproportionally. This comes I count as a factor that affects their performance when at school.
Modern living can also be challenging for professionals. In fact, young adults are the most impacted by loneliness, even more so than older groups.
Let remind you as to why we are here!!
Faces Up Uganda through our mentorship intervention, we target children at a crucial time in their lives, in the lead up to and often during the transition from childhood into young adults. We do this by providing experiential mentorship through the creative arts to offer a platform for young people to do what inspires them as well as achieve at their natural best.
Our model focuses on the individual needs of the child, building confidence and resilience and developing the tools to manage feelings for a positive future.
Make a difference to a child’s life by supporting our work or volunteering as a mentor in our program.