Young Life Uganda

Reaching the young people of Uganda

Young Life in Uganda has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005, and over 140,000 kids have been reached with the gospel message in 2019.

As of 2019, 140,666 teens and counting
have been reached in Uganda.

Uganda

  • Population: 45,580,026
  • Main languages: English, Swahili, Kaliko, Mvuba
  • Kids reached by YLA: 140,666

Uganda summary

Situated in east-central Africa, west of Kenya and east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, lies the tropical country of Uganda. The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures, complicating the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962. Dictatorial regimes, guerrilla warfare and human rights abuses characterize much of Uganda’s recent history. The primarily agricultural region has one of the youngest (at 51%) and most rapidly growing populations in the world, and Uganda has been both a source of refugees and migrants as well as a host country for refugees.

Young Life in Uganda has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005, and over 140,000 kids have been reached with the gospel message in 2019. Every week, an average of over 25,000 kids attend outreach clubs in their communities, and over 8,800 have joined a small group Bible study. With 32 national staff members and 352 ministries, the future looks bright for Young Life in Uganda. Many former Young Life kids are now stepping up and becoming Young Life leaders as Leadership Trees continue to grow.

Our impact

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Growth (2020)
Avg. Kids at Clubs 15,135 16,326 17,798 20,468 21,833
25,018
15%
Avg. Kids in Campaigners 3,106 3,463 5,487 6,479 6,209
8,804
42%
Number of Ministries 162 176 230 245 284
352
24%
National Staff 12 13 19 19 24
32
33%
DGL 3 9 9 12 10 4 -60%
Kids & Leaders to Camp 7,386 9,482 15,119 15,181 13,534 0 N/A

Our ministries

Every week, an average of over 21,000 kids attend outreach clubs in their communities, and over 6,000 have joined a small group Bible study. With over 24 national staff members and 284 ministries, the future looks bright for Young Life in Uganda. Many former Young Life kids are now stepping up and becoming Young Life leaders as their Leadership Trees continue to grow.

Over 70,300 kids attended club in 2019 and 78,265 kids are known by name.

Current ministry.

This ministry focuses on the kids that do not attend school.

WyldLife is still growing and going forward, and we hope to have camps for WyldLife in the future.

Current ministry.

Current ministry.

Current ministry.

Prayer Opportunities

Pray for Simon and his team as they train and equip leaders to reach others with the gospel. Pray that in our own personal lives we would be fervently devoted to growing in God’s word, and to be in prayer for what He is doing here in Uganda.

Pray that hearts would be receptive  to the gospel. Pray for various outreaches in the community, and that they will be fruitful.

Pray for spiritual breakthrough in relationships that we have had with people over a period of several years.

Pray that God would guide and equip us to do His work among the people.

Pray for safety of travel in crossing borders, and for the government to grant permission as needed. Pray for opportunities to begin new ministry in South Sudan.

Pray for great vision and passion for Jesus within the DGL students.

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