They are located in the slums of Kawempe in Kampala. The Kawempe division is the most notorious slum area in the capital city of Uganda.
The life-standards of the people living here are very low: poverty takes it’s toll and literacy is below average with more than 50% of the residents having not attended primary school. They have to survive with less then 2 US dollar a day for a complete household.
These circumstances create many problems with unwanted but far-reaching consequences for these communities and Uganda as a whole.
It is possible to say that there are three main problems that are the source of most of the injustices in Uganda:
Unemployment amongst youths and young women
The youth unemployment rate in Uganda is with 62% the highest number of entire Africa (UN report 31-12-2015). This is the main stream of injustice, poverty and criminality. It brings insecurity in the country and all over the world through extremism, terrorism, human trafficking, radicalism, sexual slavery, illegal migration, theft and much more.
Another problem in Uganda is that there is a disconnect between the educational system and the career possibilities after that. Even youth that had the possibility to go to school, have a hard time to find a job. This is due to difference of the degree achieved and the vocational skills needed for the jobs that are in demand for workers. The skills that the graduates has produced do not match what the market wants. The International Labour Organization also recognized this problem and tries to train institution to reduce this gap, because this is another problem regarding to tackle youth unemployment.
Poverty stimulates crime, because the young people with no life goals are impressionable and can be more easily lured into crime. Poverty and unemployment also puts the country’s economical development at risk, and with that the better prospects for the upcoming generations.
Unemployment and poverty affects youth’s welfare, both politically as social-economically.
HIV/aids and poverty
This also contains a vicious circle. The high death rate because of HIV/aids has the result that there are many orphans in this region. In combination with poverty, the sex trade seems very appealing to more then 1000 girls and women between the ages of 13 and 17 years. A majority of these girls have their first baby around the age of 15. This opens the door for further spreading of this dreadful disease, which lead to an even higher death rate and more orphans and poverty.
The organization works with and for all vulnerable groups in Uganda. In HIV/AID’s testing, counseling, guidance, sensitization and medicare, educating orphans and vulnerable children and training entrepreneurship skills to the unemployed youth and low income business earners, training reproductive health, sex education, family planning, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition in a bid to impart skills to the target groups.