who we are

Youth Encouragement Services, Inc. (YES) is a Christian NGO (and US registered 503(c)(3)) situated in Fort Portal, Uganda. Through the dedicated work of our team, YES seeks to improve the welfare of orphaned and vulnerable youth, including children born HIV+. Since 1996, we have served the needs of thousands of children across Western Uganda. 

Learn more about our history and mission…


what we do

We empower orphaned and vulnerable youth to become self-reliant and successful members of the community. With a primary focus on providing education, our scholarship program helps hundreds of children attend school. Additionally, we also have a home for HIV+ children that provides them the opportunity to live a secure, fulfilling, and productive life in a loving environment.

Learn more about YES Scholarship and Manna Rescue Home…


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)