Youth Employment Programs and Youth Empowerment: A Case Study of Boda-Boda Business in Rukungiri Municipality.
The study aimed at examining the roles of youth employment programs in youth empowerment in Rukungiri municipality. The objectives of the study were, to determine the contributions of youth employment programs to youth empowerment in Rukungiri municipality, to determine the challenges faced in implementing the youth employment programs in Rukungiri municipality, and to determine the solutions put in place to overcome the challenges facing youth employment programs on youth empowerment, The study focused on boda boda youth project groups in Rukungiri municipality. The information about these NGOs was collected using questionnaires and interview guides. Findings show that 32 % strongly agreed, and 49% agreed with the view that household financial growth has been impacted by NGOs. The minority 11 % of the respondents disagreed as though when asked could not give clear reasons as to why they disagreed with the operations of NGOs. It was established that the role of youth employment programs on youth empowerment has controlled poverty rates in Rukungiri municipality among the youth by giving evidence of some developed careers done by the youth in for the developing themselves and changing the styles of their living. It was concluded that youth employment programs of boda boda have led to increased financial growth of households through generating income and employment opportunities. Youth employment programs through financial assistance help the youth to access education and better standards of living. The study recommends future research to undertake a comparative analysis of the performance of youth employment programs to youth employment in Rukungiri as a whole and other parts of the country.
Youth Employment Programs, Youth Empowerment, Boda-Boda Business, Rukungiri Municipality
Ayebazibwe, Spencer (2023). Youth Employment Programs and Youth Empowerment: A Case Study of Boda-Boda Business in Rukungiri Municipality. Kabale: Kabale University.