The Youth Breakthrough Program (YBP) is a Pathway Impact youth empowerment initiative intended to support the youth between the ages of 15 - 30 who are still in the schooling system or graduates that have not been able to make any further progression, especially in terms of a career or occupation. This program is intended to unlock potential and to address the common obstacles and barriers that prevent social mobility, employment and financial independence among Uganda’s youth.
We now need a group of enthusiastic mentors, entrepreneurs, leaders and motivational individuals who are interested in this project. We are looking for volunteers that have a good working knowledge about the hiring cycle, career planning, job search and job preparation skills. We also need individuals that are comfortable presenting to audiences and providing pertinent information such as essential tips about CVs, job interviews and different approaches to establishing an occupation and career, including self-employment. Creativity is key to what we aspire to share with the youth and it will be important to demonstrate this in various ways. Together with a team, you will run this project on a tour basis at different youth centers, schools and universities in order to maximize impact. This is a great opportunity to tour Uganda and appreciate the different food, culture, languages and scenery. This service learning experience will expose you to the challenges the youth face in securing employment and also present to you an opportunity to find solutions in an unfamiliar environment. We believe that learning from a highly motivated team will inspire and impact the youth in using and applying new skills and techniques for employment. The intended outcome of this project is to see more educated youth gainfully employed and living responsible and dignified lives.
Pathway Impact was founded to connect the developed and developing world through volunteering, interning and student mobility in order to promote global citizenship, social inclusion, cultural exchange, human development and to establish global ties for local communities.
Our Vision is to become a renowned leader in development engagement by using local and global approaches for change. Together with our partners, we run high-impact programs that use widely accepted standards that appeal to compassionate individuals who are eager to explore, learn, impact and grow.
We work closely with like-minded organizations, community leaders and individuals to understand community needs and priorities and then involve members around the issues to inspire them into action. Our programs address the enormous challenges that under privileged Ugandans have to live with on a daily basis. Our short-term and long-term projects promote solidarity, social inclusion and ownership of development results and are designed to be sustainable long after the program participants have left.