Economic empowerment and financial literacy awareness programs in partnership with the 2019 Makerere University Millennium Fellows and Omia Agribusiness Development Group
YEEF began training students, youths and community farmers in August 2019 in response to the dwindling survival of entrepreneurial startups and businesses as well as the low savings and investment percentage in Uganda. To date, YEEF has trained over 580 youths (200 of which are university students, 350 are high school students and 30 are rural farmers) through our community training programs. We are now excited to begin training parents on early saving’s for children education.
During these training, students were excited to share their opinions of financial literacy as a critical factor in improving the quality of life and enhancing financial inclusion in Uganda. One of the most important roles of YEEF is to ensure that those we train are able to make informed financial and economic decisions that ultimately drive economic growth. As such; 5 start-up projects have been commissioned by students of Makerere University after we leveraged on the leadership development programs presented by the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network Fellows at the University.
We have set up and or empowered many Entrepreneurship Clubs in over 20 Secondary and Primary schools in central and Eastern Uganda through which we sensitize the students about the power of saving, teamwork, network building and early investment strategies