Youth Advocacy Foundation Uganda

Youth Advocacy Foundation Uganda (YAFU)


We greatly focus on the holistic peer to peer youth leadership voice approach, Health, Governance and Accountability influence through civil spaces to foster collective sustainable development.

YAFU- was founded in 2010 as an entity intended to address the continually waning hope among the youth and other stakeholders to pursue their dreams in their communities and their country. YAFU creates avenues for young people to interact with, learn from, network, volunteer to share experiences, learn or perfect skills and make networks of value and also be mentored by their fellow peers, successful personalities that they look up to as their role models in different disciplines in Ugandan communities, Africa, and Globally.

YAFU believes that fellow peers and other role models/mentors possess the aura to inspire a sense of optimism, esteem, and self-belief in the young people. Over 75% of today’s young people learn from their peers, according to research by Centre for Study of Adolescence (CSA). Narrations of how the young people rose from grass to grace inspire a sense of realistic hope and pro activeness among the young people. In addition, practical orientation from these inspirational figures equips these young people with the required shrewdness and tactic proficiency to drastically reach out for worked success.

YAFU - Restoring Realistic Hope to Peers, Empowering Generations


To Empower Young People to realize and achieve their full Potential in Life through Skills and Information Mentorship, Guidance, Motivation and Support.

We Believe

Youth Advocacy Foundation Uganda 101% believes that “Young people are Fundamental assets and resource not liability as society portrays, not "docile" neither are they "special species".   Invest in young people today!

Our Goal

Empowered Youth & Communities with Right Information & Skills for Sustainable Livelihoods

Our Vision

To see young people living a fulfilled healthy, proactive and productive life in communities.


YAFU has also grown in its membership some of the member organizations they work with with in the youth empowerment agenda in all regions of Uganda, are here.

  • Rural Youth Initiative For Development
  • Dorouk Foundation For The Disabled(FFD)
  • Integrity Youth Forum Uganda
  • Mborosoli Consult Uganda
  • Infocodee Ltd
  • Social Health And Environment Sustainability Organisation
  • Youth United For Today Uganda
  • Love A Friend Youth Development Organisation
  • Banda Environment And Health Community Organisation
  • His Given Art Creative Ideas
  • Kahengye Youth Development Association
  • Youth Pimensian
  • Mubuka Development Co-Operation
  • Royal Tents Group
  • Mwana Wagwanga Foundation

Contact info

Location: Plot 127 Muteesa Ii Road, Ntinda U

Contact person: Akampa Tanbul

Phone number: 0705211273

Email address:


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Uganda Youth Society for Human Rights
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Youth Social Work Association
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