Social Impact Project for Grant Application Reviewer
Project Description and Impact
In Uganda, 10,442,000 young people below 15 years are faced with psychosocial distress (UNICEF 2022). We strongly believe that every young person has the right to be healthy and happy, to express themselves creatively, and to reach their full potential. Achieving this requires a safe space, reliable support, trust and understanding, and full accessibility.
Yet too many young people in Uganda find themselves on the margins, prevented from accessing life-changing opportunities, and disempowered from breaking cycles of negative life outcomes.
To address this, Faces Up Uganda recognizes the critical link between creative expression, psychosocial well-being, and learning outcomes.
Faces Up is a youth-led non-profit organization helping underprivileged young people in Uganda to build a happy and stable future. Using creative arts development and one-to-one mentorship, we aspire to heal fractured lives, provide meaningful opportunities, and encourage young people to fulfill their true potential.
Our empowerment model is holistic, easily scalable, and cost-effective. We work extensively with community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, governments, and independent specialists across Uganda to deliver on our shared goals and leverage combined efforts.
To us, art is about more than a destination; it’s about the journey that takes you there – the self-exploration and discovery, the personal and collective expression, and the voice that focuses attention on community issues.
To further our impact and extend the much-needed support to over 1 million children in the next 10 years, we seek to raise funds from grant applications so that we can support the implementation of our work and this is where a grant reviewer will be helpful.
The Exporter can gain insights and experience in several areas by working with Faces Up Uganda:
Nonprofit Operations: Understand the day-to-day functioning of a nonprofit organization focused on supporting children at the margins.
Community Development: Explore projects aimed at making a positive impact on communities, especially in the context of creative expression and education.
Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Experience working with an organization that operates in Uganda and learn about the challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural collaboration.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
Faces Up Uganda is a Non-profit working on Civic & Social Organization, Fine Art, Primary/Secondary Education.