Ugandan peace activist Victor Ochen experienced the terror of the Lord's Resistance Army first hand. He now provides medical and psychological support for the victims through his African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET).
When former child soldiers in Uganda return home, they often face communities that are reluctant to reintegrate them. As rebels, they only learnt how to kill and survive in the bush. Anwar Ricky wants to change that.
Esther Kalenzi desired to change her community but the only thing she had were a couple of story books. Now she uses local literature to encourage kids to read more. The project has grown beyond what Esther had imagined.
In Uganda people with disabilities are stigmatised. Fred Batale took discrimination as a challenge and started the Disability Art project Uganda to empower handicapped people by offering them art and design skills.
Harriet Kakonge’s baking classes are giving unemployed youth the hope of a better future. In a country where six out of ten young people are out of work, it’s a much-needed opportunity to gain marketable skills.
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