Prevention of Substance Abuse among Urban Youth in Kampala

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Rogers Kasirye & Barbara Nakijoba
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UYDEL is a local NGO that works with young people ages 10-24 years who are vulnerable to exploitation and are at risk of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS infection. UYDEL's mission is to enhance socio-economic transformation of disadvantaged young people through skills development for self reliance. UYDEL uses selective prevention to counter substance abuse as our beneficiaries are already at risk of substance use. UYDEL strategies are adopted form the Life Skills Program and the Project Toward No Drug Use Program. UYDEL's main focus is to create a safe environment for beneficiaries, strengthening anti-drug attitudes and norms among young people at various safe spaces and building self-esteem.