The Students community in Uganda represents a significant cohort of the total population that
should be at the centre of national development and a new generation of active participants in
political and civic engagement. Their immense numbers, energy, potential, dynamism and technical
know-how make them a reliable active constituency. However, for example the student community
is not well informed on the electoral process. The existing voter education initiatives and
knowledge are not accessible and student-friendly.
There is little accessible literature, promotional materials like banners, leaflets, manuals and all the related IEC materials on voter education. Further, there has never been a structural entry point to institutions of higher learning for such campaigns. Also, there lacks a coordinated approach or strategy of electoral process activities amongst stakeholders, mainly between the students on one hand and the other public, private and CSO players on the other hand to address the phenomenon.
SGD Uganda tries to ensure that the young people, principally the student community have the opportunity to participate and have a voice in how they will be governed. SGD Uganda addresses this, through these initiatives: