OneYouth OneHeart Initiative

About us

OneYouth OneHeart initiative is a women-led RLO that began by observing existing conditions, then brainstorming and conceptualizing solutions followed by developing and implementing them. Our programs are based on the framework to emphasize community engagement and collective learning and guide participants through a series of activities as we address a particular challenge. The OneYouth OneHeart Initiative programs for refugees support evolved in stages, progressing from the Inuka Academy of Entrepreneurship to youth spotlight project to early childhood development project, to Community School Innovation Challenge to Empower-Her livelihoods and to Global Refugees Advice Sourcing Platform App (GRASP APP) Project. The Empower-Her Livelihoods project empowers women through various activities including tailoring, art, and craft. Women learn a set of skills where they learn stitching of clothes and make ready-made garments from their home itself and they can save their family as well they can spend money for their children's study. They further learn saving technics through the creation of saving groups that allow them to save for future projects. For further engagement of what we do, please reach out to the following email addresses:

Annual Operating Budget: 15,000 USD

Annual Beneficiary Reach: 150

Our Partnerships

Our Current Funding Partners

Global Refugee-Led Network (GRN), Africa Refugee-Led Network (ARN), International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), UNHCR Uganda, Integreat, and Poema Academy

Previous Funding Partners

UHNCR Uganda, International Refugee Rights Initiative, and Poema Academy

Our Network Affiliations

Refugee-Led Organization Network Uganda (RELON), Global Refugee-Led Network (GRN), Africa Refugee-Led Network (ARN), and Youth Engagement Forum

Optional Support Partner

Support Partners can play an optional role bridging various gaps between RLOs and their supporters around the world.

Additional Information

Our Community and beneficiaries

OneYouth OneHeart initiative is a refugee-led initiative that was formed to bridge the gaps between refugees and vulnerable Ugandans. Over the past six years, the initiative has built capacities of 600 students and kept them in various schools. It has empowered over 50 refugee girls and women to engage in socio-economic activities with the Uganda community allowing them to recover the lost businesses during the 2020 lock-down and start-up income-generating activities to sustain themselves and their families. It has also provided emergency food relief and sanitizing materials to over 527 refugee households to contain the spread of Covid-19. Through its emerging Innovators Forum, a platform that offered 250 youth from different nationalities an opportunity to come together, network, and pitche their ideas to different stakeholders with the hope to get financial and mentorship support.

Other Operating Locations

OneYouth OneHeart Initiative has experience working in refugee settlements. In the past, it has worked in the southwest refugee settlements. These include Nakivale, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II, and Oruchinga.

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