We are an Indigenous Not for Profit, youth Community-Driven and advocacy organization that focuses on adolescents and young people through working with citizens and community-based organizations to influence issues, policies, young people’s challenges at grassroots, local, national governance and development processes. ACOYDE was founded in 2010 and became operational in 2014. ACOYDEs head offices are in Mbarara District, South Western Uganda.
ACOYDE influences pro-development programs, policies, empower adolescent girl’s youth and young women to peacefully co-exist and work towards sustainable development of their communities. ACOYDE has over the years implemented a number of projects involving the education, health, ending poverty, human rights and social justice, youth economic strengthening programs, gender equality, social justice, Girls talk programming, ending child marriage campaigns, climate justice and environmental conservation and biodiversity programs, Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights as a sustainability strategy for socio economic well-being of poor and marginalized women and youth for sustainability. ACOYDE works with girls and young women in rural and refugee communities to ensure girls are free to reach their full potential through education, advocacy, lobbying and influencing policies to end child marriages.
We work with educators, schools, girl and boys, youth, religious leaders, legislators, community organizations, private sectors, youth led organizations, social ventures, businesses and non-profits globally. We create locally-adapted programming for adolescents, families, and communities. Girl Rising’s corporate and media partners extend our reach to millions.
Beneficiaries and Stakeholders:
The primary beneficiaries of ACOYDE are adolescent girls and boys, young people, parents, religious leaders, communities and all Ugandan youth from all the backgrounds, underserved, marginalized, youth intending to create change in their communities, youth at all levels of leadership and non-leadership.
Other beneficiaries include youth in media, youth networks, youth organizations, governmental parastatals, Academicians and civil society organizations.