The APP-Luzira Youth Centre is the result of a partnership between the Uganda Prisons Services (UPS) and African Prisons Project. Set within the Luzira Prison Complex with a scenic view of Murchison Bay on Lake Victoria, the Youth Centre boasts of a meeting hall, a well-stocked and contemporarily furnished library, a counselling room, several storage rooms and a multi-sports court.



The Youth Centre has been designed to provide a focal point for youth from within the Prison Barracks and outside the prison to meet, learn and receive guidance to achieve better outcomes in their lives.


For those aged 3 to 13, the Youth Centre provides easy-to-read children’s’ books to the specialist African Writers’ Series of books. As well as the library. The Centre will to host a number of health advisors for young people aged 14 to 24.They provide guidance and counselling on a range of health topics from personal hygiene and sanitation to the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV/AIDS.

The Director of Prisons, Correctional Services Mr. Samuel Akena presided over the function on behalf of the Commissioner General of Prisons.