Heifer International

Empowering youth through the East Africa Youth Inclusion Project

This year we are delighted to be able to provide support and make a donation to the East Africa Youth Inclusion Program, which is run by the US based charity Heifer International

Ending poverty begins with Agriculture

More than 70% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 30, closely followed by Tanzania, which is home to more than 30 million youth. Many live in rural areas where poverty levels are high. They often have limited access to education and job opportunities are few and far between.

In both countries, agriculture is the biggest source of livelihood. With the right training, investment, and support to produce quality agricultural products, there are opportunities for youth to build new businesses and access new markets.

The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program educates 25000 young people (15-24 years) with the skills and knowledge to either start up their own business, or have the skills to be employed within the Agribusiness sector.

Investing in the next generation allows us to envisage a better tomorrow and starts to create our future today.