October 2016: Launch of the EU/iOM project

2015: elizabeth parker and samantha nakirya found aFFCAD UK

January 2014: US ambassador Scott DeLisi inaugurates our Bwaise youth employment centre

October 2013: Co-founder muhammed kisirisa wins the muhammed ali award for conviction

july 2011: Opening of our nursery and primary school Excel Education centre

Welcome to the AFFCAD Family

Empowering Slum Communities in Kampala, Uganda

Welcome to the AFFCAD Family

Empowering Slum Communities in Kampala, Uganda

Our mission is to economically empower slum communities
in order to mitigate extreme vulnerability.

We work hard to make our contribution to a world free of poverty.

We stand for transparency, accountability, creativity and team work.

Our mission is to economically empower slum communities
in order to mitigate extreme vulnerability.

We work hard to make our contribution to a world free of poverty.

We stand for transparency, accountability, creativity and team work.

What we do

In Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is a slum called Bwaise. It is the poorest, most densely populated slum area in Kampala. More than 90,000 people live without basic services such as water, shelter and sanitation. 65% of the residents are aged between 15 and 25, and although they are young, they face lives with few prospects. Little or substandard education, limited skills, poverty and poor infrastructure all make it very difficult to start and maintain a business here. Many residents have to rely on informal jobs, such as prostitution and trafficking. These expose them to high risks of HIV/AID infections and other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), poor working conditions and no social security yet provide only irregular and low incomes. It’s not unusual to hear that young people are driven to risk their lives for very small rewards.

AFFCAD wants to change things. It wants to improve the prospects, conditions and lives of the people who live in Bwaise and other slum communities in Kampala City. It has decided to sue three major programs:

Our Social Enterprises

Social Entreprises

The Kampala Slum Walk was started to raise awareness of the plight of people living in Kampala’s poorest slums, as well as to raise money to improve conditions in those areas. Please, come and join this eye-opening experience!

Unique Fashion and Designs is AFFCAD’s for-profit agency. It was established in 2014 to provide a platform to market and sell products from the Arts & Crafts and Fashion & Design programs at the Bwaise Youth Employment Center.

Heart Beat Performers is a group of talented and passionate young musicians from Bwaise. Their single "Challenges" was Number 1 in the World Music Charts; all profits of this single went towards one of AFFCAD's projects.

Listen and Watch!

Tusobola - Together we can!

Together we can!

Stories/News

Shamirah Matovu, 20, Arts and Crafts
 
"I and my friends have started up a small local crafts shop which makes all kinds of local crafts. I can now support myself in all aspects of life which was not the case before. I thank BYEC for changing my life positively and making me feel important in the society."

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