Gulu Youth Development Association (GYDA) is a youth parent local Non Government Organization (NGO) in Gulu Distric, Northern Uganda. It was formed in 1992 by a group of youth with an interest in creating employment opportunities for the generally under-priveledged youth in the district.
In 1995 It was registered as a local NGO. The organization aimed at marshalling means by which the youths can challenge their unemployment problems through a concerted effort and active participation in feasible economic, health, apprenticeship and training programs.
GYDA is recognized by the local government as a vocational training school for disadvantaged youth. The training program not only provides a certificate, but also hands on training with projects in the community.
GYDA also hires the top students as staff members to produce goods for the community like mobility appliances, hospital beds, gates, and many other requested items.
GYDA seeks to empower youth in GULU District and surrounding areas economically and socially through basic vocational and life skills training, health awareness creation, provision of support to persons living with disability and development of income generation projects. GYDA shall attain these through collaborating and networking with the government and other stakeholders.
Youth empowerment for community development
Talent development for social and economic empowerment
Self reliance and self-sustainability
Quality service for quality life
Hard work and commitment
Transparency and accountability
To equip the youth with basic vocational skills to enable them to be self-reliant.
To equip the youth with life skills for positive living and victory over health and social challenges.
To tap the existing talent among the youth and potential in the region to develop projects with social and economic values to the youth and the organization.
To enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through provision of mobility aid.
To build mutually beneficial networks and linkages with the government and other stakeholders.