Katwe Youth offered Positive Alternatives.

Katwe Youth offered Positive Alternatives.

by eliteug_umydf

In a bid to strengthen youth resilience to violence and violent extremism through providing positive alternatives to youth, UMYDF with support from Finn Church Aid established a skills enhancement center in the most at risk areas of Katwe. The center has enrolled 50 youth to acquire skills in professional photography, saloon works and home electrical engineering.
It should be noted that, historically katwe has always been a den of criminals most of who are young people and is home to many gangs that terrorize people in the city such as Kifeesi. Despite its bad criminal record, katwe is also a hub of innovation and local technology in Uganda. However, not many young people have been part of these initiatives and katwe remains the most at risk area for youth recruitment into violent gangs and other groups.
The center has been established to benefit those youth who have no clear direction to life as they transition into adulthood. UMYDF believes the skills acquired by the youth will significantly reduce their susceptibility to violence.

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