Project information

Empowering Youth-led Change in Uganda

We coach and mentor youth-led social start-ups in Uganda through workshops and one-to-one tutorials to make them more impactful, financially sustainable, and scalable.

1 year

Charity information: United Social Ventures

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  • Need


    Young people in Uganda feel powerless. Over 40,000 students graduate each year, while only 10,000 jobs are created in the formal economy. In Sub-Saharan Africa more broadly, a graduate is three times more likely to be unemployed than a peer who never finished primary school.


    We enable young Ugandans to become social entrepreneurs who are creating systemic changes in their communities whilst creating jobs for themselves and others.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Impactful, Sustainable, and Scalable Youth-led Social Ventures


    » Designing Social Start-ups - A 12 week course for young people to use Human Centered Design to co-found new ventures.
    » Tutorials - A 10 month program for 60 social ventures. Each will receive 25 hours in workshops and 15 hours of bespoke tutorials.

    What success will look like

    - Increase in Income of Ventures
    - Increase in Impact of Ventures
    - Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Surveys of Leaders

  • Impact


    We will improve the size and social impact of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Uganda, and be able to take our cost-effective model to other countries.

    We will demonstrate this through measuring the total increase in the impact of the ventures we support over years.


    Economic Instability in Uganda - Our curriculum makes youth-led social start-ups as resilient as possible.


    Annual Reports are all accessible. We are also going to being a regular blog and podcast to feature some of the ventures we support.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,300 Design Course Holding 12 workshops and 240 tutorials for 50 students
      £6,000 Tutorials Holding 600 tutorials for 60 ventures
      £700 Seed Funding For best 10 ventures
  • Background


    Kampala, Uganda


    Young Ugandans (18 - 30)

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have developed our curriculum over the past three years. Students now value our support at over twice our costs. As a start-up, your donation to us will have a much larger social-return-on-investment as we are enabled to scale our work.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Leo Henghes

    Founder and CEO

    Abid Businge

    Social Enterprise Developer