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.”