TUYU- The unemployed youth of Uganda was established to contribute to sustainable and quality youth employment in Uganda.
Unlike others TUYU has a transitional focus-it helps entities across Uganda pooling their efforts to find new ways of reducing youth unemployment.
Millions of young people in Uganda are not in employment, education or training. Unemployment among youth is a shared African challenge. It puts young people at risk of poverty, prevents them from fully participating in society, and it can take a toll on their health, wellbeing and professional future.
Lack of Decent Jobs
Risk of Social Exclusion
Unequal social and economic development in Uganda
Discrimination of vulnerable groups
Despite positive tendencies in recent years, many young people in Uganda still struggle to find quality jobs. On average, 13.3% of persons aged between 18 and 30 were unemployed in 2019.
Unemployment puts young people at risk of poverty and prevents them from fully participating in society. This can take a toll on their health, wellbeing and professional future.
Besides being a waste of human potential and talent, youth unemployment poses a serious threat towards an equal social and economic development in Uganda
Young people with disabilities and mental health disorders are especially vulnerable in the job market, as they have usually been unemployed for long periods of time and discouraged from seeking work.
Rapid economic growth in Uganda has created unprecedented economic opportunities for women, but gender discrimination in employment remains widespread.
Our main purpose is to reduce youth unemployment and support every young person to progress. We work in line with the TUYU Theory of Change. Our Theory of Change centres around three key objectives, outlined below with our propositions to achieve these goals in the long term:
Young people are more prepared for the world of work.
- Young Professional Initiative
- Offering and sharing opportunities
- Youth Ambassador network
Employers are better equipped to support young people and adopt the Youth Friendly Charter. Our goal is to help bring about an increase in youth friendly support and opportunities for young people.
- Information sharing
- Youth Friendly Employment Framework