Hello Youth In Uganda

From Scratch to Success training!

As some of you may already know, 3 trainers from Hello Youth travelled across the world to meet Uganda Youth Skills Training Oranisation to start the training . 
So now we want to tell you with a little more details what we got up to!


The From Scratch to Success project is funded by the Swedish Institute and is a pilot project between Hello Youth and UYSTO. The aim is to teach youth workers and UYSTO staff in non-formal methodologies including drama, film-making and also entrepreneurship so it can support local women to start or continue their own businesses.

Here’s a day by day look at what we did!


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It was good to get to know one another, break the ice and start to connect as a group.

On the first day, UYSTO started the morning session discussing Ugandan women rights and employment from the 1950s to now. It was an interesting and revealing discussion as both .Swedish and Ugandan participants reflected on the changes that have occurred in the last 70 years. It set the tone for the rest of the training and helped us know what we were striving to achieve. Hello Youth then led some non-formal drama and team building exercise workshop. 

This continued on Day 2 and then we also added the concept of “Culture” into the discussion.


On the 3rd day, participants presented their personal stories; including the good, the bad and the ugly to express the moments in their lives that have influenced them and made them who they are today. It was a very emotional and revealing session but a great success.In the middle of the training (Day 3), Memouna from Hello Youth facilitated a film-making session about creating a logo and understanding a visual identity, so these youth workers can properly support the local women to strive and carry on with projects.

We have also discussed our plans for where we want to apply for additional funds.