Background of Youth Ministry
At the 8th General Chapter of the Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel of Mbarara, one of the decisions taken in January 2000 was to evangelize the youth of this century. (The role of the ministry was to evangelise the youth and attract them to become evangelisers of their peers. “It is our primary duty and priority to rid them of illiteracy, idleness, hunger, drugs…”) Chapter Acts pf. 11) the work started the year 2000.
The objectives stipulated by the Chapter were the following;
YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP IDENTITY
Youth support group (YSG) is a registered NGO: 55914/3988 by NGO board-Uganda.
Empowering youth and enabling them to have fullness of life (Jh 10:10) through a change of behaviour and attitudes in order to develop integrally.
Creatively building and strengthening youth bonds in order to re-channel youth energies and make use of their talents for job creation.
Giving meaning to individual living and orienting youth to productive life.
Objectives of Youth Support Group (YSG)
Youth support group (YSG) Organisation has its centre at Kakoba, in Kakoba Central- Mbarara, plot No. 33, Kakuhikire road.
Youth Support Group
P. O Box 260, Mbarara
YA Youth Alive Mbarara
MAYAS Mbarara Archdiocese Youth Apostolate Services
YAC Yesu Ahuriire Community
NET National Evangelization Training (Masaka)
The founding body of Youth Support Group organisation is the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel OLGC Mbarara
DURATION AND AREA OF OPERATION
Youth support group has existed since 2001. It was registered as an NGO on 21st June 2002. The organisation has worked primarily in Mbarara, Isingiro, Ibanda and Kiruhura districts. It however has gone beyond these districts in Uganda according to the demands made by different youth groups and schools/institutions. It has ministered to youth in Misikhu in Bungoma – Kenya, Mabamba and Kigoma in Tanzania and Byumba in Rwanda.
Since YSG resided at Kakoba
Youth Support Group Organisation has a constitution, which was compiled by the youth and completed by Muhimbura and co. Advocates, Baumann House, plot 7, Parliament Avenue, P. O Box 22971, Kampala.
Youth Support Group Organisation would like to achieve the following in the next 5 years;
Youth Support Group organisation has been able to make small earnings through music tapes, machines, concerts and vegetable sales. It is realised that more income generating activities are needed.