Established in 2006, Youth Sport Uganda (YSU) is a Sport for Development organisation based in Kampala, Uganda. YSU today exists to offer sporting opportunities for underprivileged youth in Uganda. We help to develop social skills and confidence of disadvantaged young boys and girls from the slums, through working with school, and out of school football programmes.
We believe in the power of sports to foster change in our communities, and thus incorporate the innate sports values of tolerance and equality. We offer empowerment programmes ranging from skills development and educational scholarships to girls in football programmes.
Our initiatives offer a safe space to share with both boys and girls about key health issues including WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene), menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and HIV/AIDS.
YSU works in partnership with schools and communities within the slums to promote key objectives of the organisation. YSU places the schools and communities at the centre of development in the belief that only through strong communities can a household develop and manage its natural resources, provide adequate education and vocational training, address people's needs for health care and disease prevention, achieve economic well-being and live in peace.