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Together, For Every Child

Nurturing Hope, Empowering futures 

Who We Are

Youth Encouragement Services, Inc. (YES) is a Christian non-governmental organization (NGO) and a US registered 501(c)(3) based in Fort Portal, Uganda. Since our founding in 1996, we have been committed to improving the welfare of orphaned and vulnerable youth, including children with HIV-positive, throughout Western Uganda. Since 1996, YES Uganda has transformed thousands of the most impoverished kids into tomorrow's leaders.


Our Vision

Our vision at YES Uganda is rooted in our Christian faith, envisioning a future where every orphaned and vulnerable child in Western Uganda is empowered to thrive in the image of God. Through comprehensive support systems encompassing education, healthcare, and sustainable solutions, we aspire to uplift these children, fostering a community where they can realize their full potential as cherished individuals created in the image of God, and contribute meaningfully to society.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer a comprehensive support system that addresses the diverse needs of these children. We provide educational sponsorships to ensure they have access to quality schooling, and we offer healthcare services to maintain their well-being. Additionally, our holistic approach includes initiatives like our solar project, which aims to bring sustainable energy solutions to their homes, enhancing their living conditions and opportunities for the future.

Through the dedicated efforts of our team, we have made a profound impact on the lives of thousands of children, lifting them out of poverty and giving them hope for a brighter future. We believe this is the best way to equip the children we serve for meaningful work and to honor their dignity as individuals created in the image of God.



Join us and play your part

Our Programs


Sponsor a child with YES Uganda and give them hope for tomorrow.


Manna Rescue Home is a children's home for 30 HIV-positive children.


Our History

Discover the roots of YES Uganda and the compelling narrative of our journey. Learn about our unwavering character and ethos as an organization. Also, come and meet Carol Adams and her remarkable story. She boldly followed God's call at the age of 51, exemplifying courage and dedication in serving others.

Come and Meet YES Uganda!

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:35-36

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