Amagezi Gemaanyi Youth Association Partnership - Uganda
AMF has partnered with the Amagezi Gemaanyi Youth Association (AGYA), a local Ugandan non-governmental organization, to impact the lives of more than 300 youth, women and children in Uganda's urban slums. Committed to creating a safe, supportive, sustainable learning environment where Ugandan youth can develop leadership skills and express themselves creatively, AGYA targets Ugandan youth ages 12-19 living in urban poverty. These at-risk youth, who account for nearly 54% of Uganda's population, are in vital need of safe spaces where they can express themselves artistically and develop skills that will help them evolve as effective community leaders.
Amagezi Gemaanyi which means Knowledge is Power has three core programs aimed at providing innovative arts-based non-formal peer education initiatives, economically empowering local youth, and nurturing innovation, confidence, integrity and creative self-expression.
• The AGYA Girls Program provides Ugandan girls with positive role models and mentors, educational facilities and resources that will allow them to become successful female leaders in their communities.
• The AGYA Free Lunch Program provides vulnerable children and youth with free nutritious meals and access to clean drinking water.
• The AGYA After-School Program provides children with a nurturing learning environment featuring tutoring and innovative arts and educational classes including computer skills, language training, textiles and fashion design, jewelry-making, poetry and creative writing, art, dance and music, photography, film and media.