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Young Life Uganda

Reaching the young people of Uganda

Young Life in Uganda has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005. In 2021, Young Life leaders across Uganda knew over 31,000 kids by name!

In 2021, 31,041 teens were known by name in Uganda.

Uganda

  • Population: 45,580,026
  • Main languages: English, Swahili, Kaliko, Mvuba
  • Kids Known by Name: 31,041

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 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 share the Gospel of Jesus since its beginning in 2005. Every week, an average of over 13,000 kids attend outreach clubs, and over 4,400 attend Campaigner groups. With 36 national staff members and 577 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

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Growth (2021)
Kids Known by Name 8,457
31,041
267%
Avg. Kids at Clubs 16,326 17,798 20,468 21,833 25,018
13,622
-46%
Avg. Kids in Campaigners 3,463 5,487 6,479 6,209 8,804
4,453
-49%
Number of Ministries 176 230 245 284 352
577
64%
National Staff 13 19 19 24 32
36
13%
DGL 9 9 12 10 4 7 75%
Kids & Leaders to Camp 9,482 15,119 15,181 13,534 4,226 75 -98%

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.

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