Young adults are full of innovation, fresh outlook, and are leading the charge of the next generation. In developing nations, many young adults aren’t given the opportunity to tap into their potential because of the circumstances they were born into. We believe the age bracket of 18-25 year olds harnesses the power to positively impact not only their families, but their communities and the generations to come.
Uganda has one of the fastest growing populations in the world, with an increase of 3.3% annually. Projections are expected to reach 75 million by 2040.
Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world. The median age is 16 years old, with 55% of the population under the age of 18.
In secondary school (ages 13-18), 78% are in attendance, of that percentage 22% will not complete their secondary education.
An estimated 8.8 million young people (ages 15-24) in Uganda are not engaged in education, employment, or under any training.
Of 2,000 young adults (ages 18-35) surveyed, 52% were unemployed, 22% were self-employed, and 26% were formally employed.
When polled about the issue of integrity, 56% claimed “it doesn’t matter how one makes money as long as one does not end up in jail.”
INVESTMENT CHANGES EVERYTHING
Kairos invests in our students practically and emotionally, knowing that the two work cohesively. Kairos recognizes the importance of local employment and community involvement. We work with incredible Ugandan men and women who have the same vision and motivation to see young adults thriving in their areas of interest. With every business course, practical community engagement project, group mentorship session, and one on one meeting with their mentor, our students grow closer to their life’s next step with confidence and integrity.