PeerLink Initiative Uganda (PELI-U) is children, youth and women focused non-governmental organization that works towards achieving a conducive and supportive environment for children, youth and women to thrive. PELI-U supports the setting up and strengthening of community based structures that address the basic needs of children and youth in education, health and social economic empowerment in Uganda.
We utilize a whole community approach and work through a community library and empowerment center which serves as a one stop through which children, youth, women and community members’ access services in education, skills development and health. PELI-U has a coordination office in Nakawa Division, Kampala District and a field office in Nyarushanje Subcounty, Rukungiri District.
PeerLink Initiative Uganda (PELI-U) was founded by Mugabirwe Olivia then a secondary school teacher at Namilyango College, Dr. Kibuuka Peregrine a Headteacher and Juliet Atwebembeire a teacher at Namilyango College in 2003. It started as a school exchange program between two (2) urban schools and one (1) rural school. Under this exchange program the students of Namilyango College (Mukono District), St. Peter’s Nsambya Secondary School (Kampala District) and St. Peter’s Secondary School Nyarushanje (Rukungiri District) used Alpha smart keyboards and computers to exchange HIV/AIDS information. The purpose behind the exchange program was to provide an opportunity for students to get a forum to discuss HIV/AIDS related challenges at the time, brainstorm on their role in the prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS and provide an opportunity to openly talk about HIV/AIDS. As a result of the experience attained, PELI-U was transformed into an NGO in 200
A conducive and supportive environment for children and youth to thrive
To set up and strengthen community based structures that address the basic needs of children and youth in education, health and social economic empowerment in Uganda
Our Core Values