Youth Initiative for Community
Empowerment (YICE) is a registered community based organization founded in May 2011 in Mubende
district-Uganda. YICE’s mission is to apply innovative initiatives aimed at
empowering vulnerable women and youth to achieve sustainable, self-sufficient
livelihoods and dignified lives. We implement our activities in Mubende
district, Uganda, which is over 120 Kilometers from Kampala – Ugandan capital
City. Our major target groups are Youths, Women and Children.
Our work is based
on strong Christian faith and we conduct most of our mobilization activities
through local Christian churches.
YICE was officially registered
with the district local government as a community based organization in July
2012 (Reg. No. CD.233/1039/12).
Ugandan communities united in their shared efforts to secure a decentand dignified livelihood for the vulnerable.
To apply innovative initiatives aimed at
empowering vulnerable women and youth to achieve sustainable, self-sufficient livelihoods
and dignified lives.
To break down structural barriers to women’s
and youth’s advancement, to make financial and material resources available and
to bridge skills gaps in entrepreneurship.
Access to training, microloans
and financial literacy program for rural women: We train
vulnerable women in better farming practices through their small village
self-help groups. These interactive trainings empower beneficiaries with key
skills required to establish profit making farming enterprises like vegetable
growing for sale, pig rearing, local poultry rearing crop management, among
others. The program also promotes food security among the beneficiaries and
fights hunger. Trained rural women are provided with small start-up capital
through our partnership with Kiva. Trainings on financial management and
savings scheme are also provided to promote livelihoods for rural women and
Sexual Reproductive health &
HIV/AIDs education: We implement an HIV/AIDs education program and
provide HIV/AIDs prevention services like voluntary counseling and testing,
condom distribution, and referral for ARVs. This program mainly targets youths.
Care and Support to Orphans and
other Vulnerable Children: We support a group of 145 OVCs. We provide
them with basic human and psychological needs and also establish sustainable
small income activities like piggery, goat rearing and poultry through which
they earn an income and be in position to pay for school fees and attain other
Youth Skills development and vocational training: The
program targets youths both in school and those out of school. We partner with
other organizations to provide trainings to rural youths in handcraft, Small
business management and Entrepreneurship, computer trainings and Life skills