who we are

We are a Christian NGO situated in Fort Portal, Uganda. The aim of Youth Encouragement Services is to improve the welfare of orphaned and vulnerable youth, including children born HIV+. Since 1996, we have been helping those who have no one able to care for them. We strive for sustainability and are currently employing over 20 staff. 

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what we do

We pursue our goals through a variety of projects. We primarily invest in the education of those who cannot afford to go to school. While our scholarship program sponsors around 300 orphans and vulnerable children, we also have a home for 30 HIV+ children that provides them the opportunity to live a secure, fulfilling, and productive life in a loving environment.

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Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9)

Carol Adams and Y.E.S. Uganda from The Archibald Project on Vimeo.