Enabling youth in Africa to engage in productive employment
OUR PURPOSE is to prepare youth to thrive socially and economically.
OUR VISION for 2028 is to directly impact 100,000 youth economically and socially. More broadly we plan to reach 400,000 youth across East Africa.
What We Do
We deliver a practical experience for youth to develop entrepreneurial skills, and test ideas. This enables youth to start and grow businesses.
We equip youth with work-readiness and job search skills. This enables youth to find and thrive at jobs.
We enable youth to learn more about their communities and actively address local community issues. This increases youth civic participation.
The ultimate goal of our work is to improve the employment outcomes of youth in Africa.
Our Work by the Numbers
Thus far our programs have reached over 4,000 youth, empowering them to engage productively in employment and in their communities.
are employed or started a business
As of 2017, 76% of youth that have participated in our programs are either currently employed or running a business they created.
The majority of youth we serve are female.
Kiyimba’s Success Story
“My name is Kiyimba’s Joseph, I do business as a technician as well as train young people in electronics. Way back in 2014, I had gone to Lugogo Vocational Institute to upgrade in electronics. During the course of our study, there was a program called VEEP which was introduced to us by Wezesha Impact. I developed interest and enrolled on the program. While on the program we were trained on how to do business so it inspired me to innovate and establish a training ground here in place. Wezesha Impact taught me how to sell and make profits and maintain my business. My partner and I used to operate with a capital range of 274 $ but now we can raise capital of about 1,370 $ and in a month we can make a monthly profit of 822$”
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