Action is what differentiates Hire the Youth from job boards and youth forums that focus on open job listings, traffic, and research. Through our offline projects, we merge feedback and user human interest stories received online through youthful programs and partnerships to create reforms that change lives in the community.
Hire the Youth is on a mission to secure a better future for young people by creating safe spaces for debate on and offline. Our efforts are fueled by the desire to work together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all young people, as well as research and advocacy work with change-makers and that is why we developed these programs.
Mental Health Awareness Week Uganda
The International Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13th to 19th May every year and it’s when the world joins to show support and experience on mental health issues in our communities. There are events and campaigns held to discuss how best to tackle or overcome this challenge. Dealing with mental health issues isn’t an easy experience, but spreading awareness and helping to give something back to help others is always a good start.
For 2019, mental health awareness week, we organized an online awareness campaign using the hashtag #MentalHealthAwarenessUG to help drive and engage conversations around what young people go through and how they can survive this challenge. More to this, we organized radio campaigns and also partnered on an event to ensure more awareness to young people on and offline.
Iganga Youth Day
Every year in August, through Iganga Youth Day, Hangout Foundation joins hands with communities, fellow youths and local leaders to celebrate the International Youth Day.
Iganga Youth Day is an interactive experiential day where young people come together, share ideas, forge relationships with organizations and leaders as we find ways to eradicate poverty and minimize unemployment among youths.
World Youth Skills Day
The United Nations, at its General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15th of every July as World Youth Skills Day. Hire the Youth is proud to be part of global recognition and promotion of skills. We believe skills do change the lives of young people today.
We encourage you to tag any videos or images posted on your social media with #WYSDug and #WYSD to connect to the larger World Youth Skills Day campaign.
International Youth Day
International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.
The official commemoration to celebrate International Youth Day 2019 will take place online and would be held around early August 2019. It will be organized by the Hire the Youth in collaboration with the United Nations Youth Network and would consider the social development aspects of transforming education to be inclusive and accessible. The event will also seek broad participation online, including from youth organizations, and academia.