Who We Are

Eagles Youth Development Initiative (EYDI) was formed in 2002 by a group of young people under guidance of  the Late. Peter Basajja in Nazalesi, a village in Wakiso District which was severely affected by a variety of social and health problems. Currently, the organization is a registered community based organization, committed to empowerment of children, adolescents and women in Uganda.  EYDI is aiming at improved access to Education, Health, Water, Sanitation and hygiene facilities, and improving Household income.


Empowered generation with sustainable entrepreneurship skills contributing to the process of National HIV/AIDS responses resulting into zero new infections and access to decent social and health services.


Empowered and healthy Generation.


Contributing to the process of HIV prevention, restoring hope and empower young people resulting into zero new infection through scaling up access to quality Sexual Reproductive health services for social and economic well-being.


  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Participation
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability


  1. Annual General Meeting: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the EYDI supreme governance body composed of subscribing members and holds a general assembly during which it elects the Board of Directors after every 3 years.
  2. The Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is elected by the AGM to oversee EYDI activities and it is composed of the chairperson, Treasurer, General Secretary among others.
  3. Secretariat; The Secretariat is headed by Executive Director with support from technical staff and volunteers; they are tasked to effect the daily management of EYDI.


  • Child Protection and Participation; To create a safe space for children and adolescents’ survival and holistic development through life skills development, capacity building for teachers, coaches, health workers, Para-social workers, parents and guardians, strengthening community child protection structures and reporting mechanisms among others.


  • Water sanitation and hygiene: To ensure that there is equitable, sustainable and affordance access to sanitation services by improving WASH access and education as an integral part of building healthier and more resilient school, family and community using evidence based WASH technologies and tools to better serve our communities. Through hygiene promotion and behavior change activities to improve knowledge of good sanitation and hygiene practices like proper hand washing practices, proper use of toilets. We empower and support communities to effectively manage and maintain water, modal menstrual sanitation and hygiene facilities to end period stigma and discrimination; and constructing WASH infrastructure such as toilets, public rain water harvesting systems, install school drinking water units, storage and treatment facilities.
  • Gender Equity and Equality: To support both men and women participation in decision making processes to end girl-child exploitation, child marriage and teenage pregnancy through information sharing platforms. EYDI believe that when women and girls are healthy, educated and economically secure, families and communities benefit too.
  • Sexual Reproductive Health: To improve adolescent’s SRH knowledge and behaviours, empowering them to make informed choices around their health and social wellbeing; strengthen their life skills on puberty, STIs, early marriage, unplanned pregnancy, menstrual care, substance use, safer sexual practices, build positive relationship dynamics, gender equality in and out of school; empower parents, teachers, community leaders to challenge restrictive SRH norms and policies, appreciate and embrace the SRHR needs of adolescents through edutainment, dialogue peer learning sessions, counseling and psychosocial support services among others.
  • Rehabilitation and Livelihood: To restore hope and contribute to the wellbeing of children, adolescents and their parents through financial literacy, positive parenting, vocational trainings (Hair dressing, Liquid soap, paper bag making, computer training) and enterprise development for families to meet the education, health and nutrition needs of their children.


EYDI runs an ICT skills training Facility and counseling center at Kiwenda and field office in Bussi Island in partnership with Bussi Island Cluster Project in Wakiso and Luweero Districts. We also conduct mobile outreach camps in partnership with other development partners and we wish to conduct continuous recruitment, assessment vocational skills training of the young people.

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