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Who We Are

Huys Link Community Initiative (HUYSLINCI), an independent, a not-for-profit, and nongovernmental organization that started in 1999 with a primary goal of building a society where young people enjoy their rights and take responsibility to realize their full potential. In all our undertakings, HUYSLINCI is committed to addressing the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable young men and women by rendering their voices audible rather than speaking on their behalf. We facilitate young persons to be the major key players in having their lives transformed, their families improved and their communities bettered. We employ a human rights based approach (HRBA) in our programming and routine.

The persons behind the formation of HUYSLINCI are the one-time beneficiaries of the patronage of Rev. Fr. Wynand Huys who wish to see a continuity of the Reverend’s charitable works and to have children in deplorable circumstances, which they themselves once experienced, supported to fully exploit their potentialities as they prepare their futures. 

Rev. Fr. Wynand Huys is a Dutch Mill Hill Missionary who passionately animated the lives of many young Ugandans in the 1980’s and 1990’s who now exhibit and exercise diverse professions and vocations. A number of them form part of the HUYSLINCI’s general assembly (Forum), an avenue through which they give back to vulnerable groups and communities of the now times. 

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This is the supreme governing body of HUYSLINCI, composed of founder members and registered members of the organisation.

Board of Directors (BOD):

The management of the organization is under a 7-member BOD, elected by the Forum members. The BOD provides the leadership, policy direction and plays the general advisory role.

The secretariat:

The secretariat runs the day-to-day activities of the organization. The HUYSLINCI Board of Directors recruits and appoints the Executive Director who then heads the secretariat. Currently the Executive Director with support of 17 staff members, runs the secretariat.

Our Guiding Principals

Our paradigm of supporting young persons reflects participation, empowerment and development. We engage society to see that young persons in difficult circumstances are regarded as human beings with rights to be fulfilled and in need of love, and care.  We work in communities. We study these communities. With community members, we identify their needs and prioritize them on our action plans. We facilitate and empower communities to make lasting solutions to their problems. We are community driven. We are a community organization and we are proud to be just that.

In order to achieve the above we ensure:

We are dedicated to ensuring that every partner, beneficiary and employee is treated with dignity and respect, and that differences are valued and individual abilities and contributions are recognized.  We love diversity!

We equip young persons with competitive life skills and positive behaviour to aid them in making good and realistic choices, contribute to the transformation of their own lives and the communities within which they live and originate, when they grow up.

We offer long term support to young persons, which is not bound by a specific style/formula of activities, but rather, a commitment to help them make progress, at their pace and abilities and in ways that work for them.

We reach out to young persons, particularly the most at risk, so that no one is forgotten, neglected, left without hope but given an opportunity to live their dreams

We preach and cultivate appropriate attitudes and practices in the public domain so that young persons are no longer exploited or viewed as a commodity, but as individual human beings with rights, obligations, and responsibilities, and with value.

The aspiration of HUYSLINCI, its stakeholders and staff is to measure the effectiveness of our concerted interventions in facilitating young persons to cause a long lasting positive impact on themselves and their communities.