A 400 million shilling one-stop youth center is being established in Kampala's Makindye division.
The center, the first of its kind in Uganda is being constructed with funding from the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN HABITAT).
The money has been channeled through Kampala City Council and will be used to support urban youth activities.
KCC has provided a- 3.8 acre piece of land at Kabalagala central village for the project.
Caroline Bankusha, KCC program coordinator, says the council has already received the first dispatch of 130 million shillings for the first phase of the two-year project.
Bankusha says if complete, the center will be comprised of a recreation center and an office block. She says, if complete, the center will provide vital services to to at risk-youths in the urban areas.
The youths will acquire skills and knowledge on waste management, environment conservation awareness, health lifestyles health awareness.
Bankusha says the project could benefit about 3000 youths.
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Similar One Youth stop Centers have been established in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salam.