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

Oluka Robert’s COVID-19 inspired innovation is to be the Money Lender for the active poor

My "Robert’s Money Lending Business" started in my village, Ocelakur in Kalaki District, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which hit the world, including my motorbike spare parts selling business in Lira City. Due to the lock down which was put in place by the Government, boda-boda (motorbike) riders, who were my esteemed customers, … Continue reading Oluka Robert’s COVID-19 inspired innovation is to be the Money Lender for the active poor

Youth in IT Business as COVID-19 Pandemic Rages

Opolo James, one of the young adults who is participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project, recently had interesting stories to share of how, out of the blue, his expertise as an IT Consultant became sought after because of how the COID-19 pandemic has restructured our work and socialization spaces. Adults … Continue reading Youth in IT Business as COVID-19 Pandemic Rages

Cash flows Necessary for Income Generation

From Thursday, 21st January to Saturday, 23rd January 2021, eleven young adults participated in our training session on cash flows for income generation; a sub-session of Module 4: Initiating and Sustaining Innovations for Positive Change in Rural Uganda of our project: Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty. We learnt and practiced how to develop … Continue reading Cash flows Necessary for Income Generation