The progress that we have made, since our last report, makes us happy that we took the decision to partner with the GlobalGiving Foundation and, therefore, took the first step in our Chinese proverbial journey of a thousand miles to make our dream come true to establish a long-term programme for “Mentoring Young Adults in Uganda into Innovators.” We have taken some more significant steps.
Mr. Stan Burkey, Volunteer Advisor to CPAR Uganda Managing Director, did the first round of selections. He reviewed the applications and made a shortlist of applicants to be interviewed.
We have set the dates for receiving our first cohort of 25 young adults for their first mentoring session with us. From 6th January to 1st February 2020 our first cohort will be in training. The modifications to our Lira Learning Centre, the epicentre for our mentoring programme, are near complete. Our Prof. Fred Opio Ekong Memorial Library, a crucial component of our mentoring programme, is up and running as of September 2019.
For a more detailed up-date on these achievements, read our full progress report here.