Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project

As Lira University and in particular, the Faculty of Education of Lira University, we are very deeply honoured and gratified to have this project, "Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda" associated with us. We want to say, whatever role this project needs from the Lira University Faculty of Education, we … Continue reading Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project

It isn’t enough to give learners only theoretical knowledge, says Prof. Orach

As a person who has been in the education system, as a teacher for many years, the biggest challenge that we have is our university education is so theoretical. You find that training and education at a lower level might give more practical skills to people than at a higher level. Increasingly, our focus should … Continue reading It isn’t enough to give learners only theoretical knowledge, says Prof. Orach

Prof. Orach on why educating girls and women should be a priority

The women folk, the girl child, the female, are more vulnerable in terms of their survival livelihood compared to men. And, therefore, education to the girl child is critical. This is because it brings in enlightenment and knowledge. Knowledge about being aware of themselves, their bodies, for instance. That to me is the beginning. If … Continue reading Prof. Orach on why educating girls and women should be a priority

Young innovators to play key role in Challenging Categories research project

These are the 10 young innovators who are under the mentorship of our Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga, who will play a direct key role in implementing our research and advocacy project: "Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda"- doing field work in Teso and Lango. The young innovators are: Gladys … Continue reading Young innovators to play key role in Challenging Categories research project

Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

CPAR Uganda, Lira University and University of East Anglia, UK, are pleased to announce the inception of our research and advocacy project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda,” funded by the British Academy. Dr. Ben Jones giving the overview of the project during the team workshop The project leaders are … Continue reading Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

Challenging categories: educated unemployed youth as institutional innovators in rural Uganda

In rural Uganda there is a generation of young women and men who are the first in their family to go to school. Most do not have jobs. Oluka Robert at his home in Ocelekur Village in Kalaki District. He holds a Bachelor of Development Studies degree from Ndejje University. Since joining our mentoring programme … Continue reading Challenging categories: educated unemployed youth as institutional innovators in rural Uganda

CPAR Uganda to Partner with Mr. Philip Luswata to Mentor Young Innovators

Last week, 22nd to 26th February 2021, I had the privilege to visit with seven disadvantaged young adults, unemployed university graduates in Lira and Kalaki Districts in Northern Uganda, beneficiaries of CPAR Uganda’s “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project, for which we are doing online fundraising in partnership with GlobalGiving. As the lead … Continue reading CPAR Uganda to Partner with Mr. Philip Luswata to Mentor Young Innovators