The centre established in 2008 targeting particularly vulnerable youths of the slum area in Mengo-Kisenyi providing professional training courses in handson skills. More..
As girls are the most vulnerable group of the slum community, MYDEL developed a program focusing on empowering girls. It focuses on providing safety. More..
Aiming on sustainable improvement of living conditions of the most vulnerable groups of the community at the same time to take into consideration their social environment. More..
In 2009 MYDEL established the soccer academy, which mainly focuses on street children from Kampala area to improve their talents and skills for better future. More..
Mengo Youth Development Link (MYDEL) is a nongovernment organisation based in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. It was founded in 2001 as a slum youth initiative under the patronage of Mr. Pascal Lutaya. Starting as a community based organisation (CBO) during the outbreak of cholera and ebola in many of the slum areas in Kampala, MYDEL initially focused on the youth within the slums of Mengo-Kisenyi Kampala.
Working in close collaboration with the local population and local leaders, MYDEL became aware of other community challenges, which included a high rate of HIV/AIDS infections, drug abuse, prostitution, child abuse, domestic violence and the marginalisation of people with disabilities.
In 2004 MYDEL was officially registered as an NGO and expanded its activities according to the needs assessment carried out in an early state of its operation. Following an early intervention approach, MYDEL decided to focus their programs on the most vulnerable children and youths from the slum community, most of whom being school dropouts and orphans. More..