GYCO Vision

By building a broad network of local youth organisations, government agencies and other key stake-holders, GYCO Academy works together with African youth from post-conflict societies to develop and strengthen their diverse individual and collective interests. Our vision is to unlock the full potential of young adults affected by the aftermath of war in Northern Uganda.

GYCO Mission

With our cooperating partners, we organise trans-formational conferences and workshops through which youth is encouraged to voice and advance their social, economic and political interests, as well as recognize available opportunities towards their development, growth and success. By setting up spaces of dialogue, influence and action, our mission is to create a lasting impulse for change.

GYCO Academy – Who we are

Vienna-based conceptual artist created the idea for GYCO Academy in 2016. Since then, she worked tirelessly – together with local development experts and affected youth in , Northern Uganda, and a dedicated team of professionals in Vienna, Austria – to realise her vision. Transforming the mindset of young people and breaking the vicious cycle of economic dependency,cultural decline and collective trauma. Building an empowered youth for a more sustainable, positive and peaceful society. Read more

Louise Deininger
Founder and President

Programs and Projects

What we do

GYCO Academy strives to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

GYCO Academy Art and Education Center

A place for the ongoing and permanent encounter between local, North-Ugandan craft, art and artisanry .. Read more

GYCO Academy Girls Soccer Club

We are providing for 30 young girls not only training by professional football coaches, but .. Read more

Self Dev't Trainings

We provide trainings in Personal development, Leadership, small business setup Read more

GYCO Academy projects

These are run with separate funding not within the operational budget.
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GYCO Academy Statistics


Youth Impacted



2 + Weekly Webnars



Girls in Soccer Club

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