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YAP | Youth Ambassadors Program

Through YAP, we provide young people with the tools and resources they need to design and implement programs and events that encourage social change and contribute towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Beyond sharing stories, promoting peace, and exercising leadership, youth ambassadors rebuild communities.


YAP Sub Projects


A platform for student leaders from different schools to discuss and collaborate on issues related to youth development and the SDGs. 


The Young Leaders Camp brings together exceptional students to enhance their leadership abilities and acquire valuable skills  through engaging workshops, fun interactive sessions, and team-building activities.


A project that trains young people on how to use digital tools and platforms for peace building and conflict resolution. 


An annual awards event that recognizes and celebrates outstanding youth-led initiatives and projects that contribute to sustainable development and peace building within Mpigi district.


Youth can move the world when in Action!

At Omuto, we believe that young people have the power to create positive change in their communities and beyond. 

Our Youth Ambassadors are at the forefront of this movement. They are a group of passionate and driven young people who are committed to making a difference in the world. By utilizing social action days, they are able to create impactful events and programs that address local and global issues.

YAP Philosophy

At YAP, we believe in fostering a culture of responsible citizenship and collaboration across generations. It is imperative for youth and adults to communicate with each other and join forces to address issues within our communities. Adult mentors, and graduates provide support and amplify youth voices while cultivating a sustainable space for youth-led initiatives. 

Trainings & Workshops

Through trainings and workshops, youth explore themes such as peace building, identity, community mapping, and social themes about inequality, SDGs, human rights, education, and advocacy. 

Partnerships & Networking

In collaboration with community organizations, local leaders, district offices, and institutions of education, our youth ambassadors work to understand these systems and to bring about change through education, relationship-building, and community organizing.

Community Action

Upon completion of training and workshops, youth then engage in practice by identifying issues relating to their communities and themselves.  



Youth practice leadership, creativity, collaboration, and media literacy as they participate in service learning projects.

Action Groups

To address social issues, they form action groups (chapters) with peers and community members. Members meet each month to discuss progress, share strategies, and learn from each other.


Youth share ideas for business success and start projects and support each other reach financial-sustainability.

Through YAP, a transformative youth leadership program, we empower youth to become agents of change. Creating supportive spaces for youth to share their cultures, values, identities, and truths leads to the development of skills and tools that help them identify and address issues of equity in their communities. In their efforts to create more caring and fair communities, institutions, and systems, Youth Ambassadors promote effective leadership and peer-to-peer learning.

YAP Model of Change

At Omuto Foundation, we believe that our Youth Ambassadors Program is not just a model for youth development and community action, but a movement towards creating a better world. By empowering young people to take action in their communities and providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed, we are building a generation of change-makers who will continue to make a positive impact long after they have graduated from our program. Here are some of the key features that make our program stand out:


The YAP program is solely run by youth themselves, from planning and executing projects to evaluating their impact. Our program empowers young people to take charge of their own development and community action, which not only builds their skills and confidence but also ensures that their voices and perspectives are heard and valued.


We use a points-based awarding system to recognize and reward Youth Ambassadors for their actions in their communities. Points are earned by participating in training sessions, organizing community events, engaging with local stakeholders, and more. These points can then be redeemed for opportunities from our partners, including internships, scholarships, and mentorship programs.


Our program encourages Youth Ambassadors to create projects that are scalable and have the potential to create a ripple effect of social good. We provide resources and support to help Youth Ambassadors scale their projects to other areas, partner with other organizations, and sustain their impact even after they have graduated from the program.


We prioritize inclusion and diversity in our program, recognizing that young people from different backgrounds bring unique perspectives and strengths to community action. We actively seek to include marginalized and underrepresented groups in our program and support them in their leadership and community action journeys.


We partner with a range of local, national, and international stakeholders, businesses, companies, and well-wishers to support youth-led projects and encourage Youth Ambassadors in their work. Through our program, Youth Ambassadors have the opportunity to network and collaborate with these partners, gaining valuable connections and experiences that will benefit them in their future endeavors.


Graduates of our program become part of our alumni network, where they can continue to connect with other alumni, receive mentorship, and access resources that help them further their education or career. They can also support the program by becoming mentors to new Youth Ambassadors.


We recognize that young people need support and mentorship to develop their skills and succeed in their projects. Our program provides access to mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals, local leaders, and other Youth Ambassadors. We also provide resources such as toolkits, templates, and funding opportunities to help them achieve their goals.


Our program includes the formation of community chapters, where Youth Ambassadors can connect with other young people in their area and work together towards creating positive change. These chapters provide a space for collaboration, networking, and sharing of resources and ideas


We believe that the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a roadmap for creating a more sustainable and equitable world. By focusing on the SDGs, our program helps Youth Ambassadors to become global citizens who are committed to creating a better world for everyone..


Youth are the future of our planet and they have a critical role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity and peace for all. Youth have the power to shape the future of our planet, and they can contribute to the SDGs in many ways.

Young people are key stakeholders in the fight against climate change, as they are often the ones to suffer the most from its effects. They can take action to mitigate climate change by making sustainable lifestyle choices, such as reducing their consumption of single-use plastics and switching to renewable energy sources.

Youth can also help achieve the SDGs by using their creativity and ingenuity to develop innovative solutions to global problems. Technology can help bridge the gap between rural and urban areas and create new opportunities for young people to engage with local and global issues.

Finally, youth can help to build strong communities and support each other in their efforts to achieve the SDGs. By engaging in dialogue, learning from each other, and taking collective action, youth can help create a more equitable and sustainable world.

Our future depends on the young people of today. Let's empower them to make a positive difference in the world and contribute to the sustainable development of our planet.



YAP Conference Kammengo Chapter LAUNCH
Date: 14th Jan. 2023
Venue: Community Center, Kammengo


Topics of Intervention

Youth study, share ideas and carry out projects in line with the following topics


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Since 2019, Omuto Foundation, a Ugandan non-profit focused on education and community development, is working to empower youth to create positive change from within. Through programs focused on developing leadership skills, entrepreneurship, and civic responsibility, Omuto Foundation is helping youth become leaders and problem-solvers in their communities.