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- Famu House – Ntinda
- Tel: +256774233522 / +256 703584083
- P.O. Box 596, Kampala- Uganda
Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Foundation (YEEF) is a non-profit youths focused foundation that was established to create an enabling environment where youths, social entrepreneurs and students are nurtured, mentored and empowered to unlock their financial, business investment and sustainability potential.
YEEF believes in positive youth development and their ability to create community impact through promotion of active youth engagement and participation of evidence based social, economic and financial empowerment programs that are aimed at helping them make informed business decisions through in-depth market research, professional business planning and creation of bankable financial models that can enable them minimize market risk.
OUR MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
Mission: To promote a savings and investment culture among African youths through Financial literacy education
Vision: To achieve sustainable growth and development through financial literacy education.
- Integrity – constantly striving to uphold the highest professional standards, provide sound advice, and rigorously maintain our independence
- Empowerment– empowering youth to take control over their finances.
- Open & Honest Communication – sharing information, insights, and advice frequently and constructively and managing through situations with courage and candor
- Teamwork– We bring out the best in each other and create strong and successful working relationships internally and externally
- Community – acting as responsible citizens and broadening our skills, experience, and perspectives through working with our communities through partnerships
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