They say: “and moreover s/he is a degree holder,” but most times it’s only theoretical

"I studied Bachelors in Demography and Reproductive Health. With the Reproductive Health part of it, I have practical things I am required to do. Well, while at the University, I did not do any practical thing my entire years at the University. And when I joined an organization for my Industrial training, it was "hell". … Continue reading They say: “and moreover s/he is a degree holder,” but most times it’s only theoretical

My problem was not only saving but also how to spend, tips Acio Sharon

“I realized that my problem was not only saving but also how to spend it too. I would just throw money without accountability but from the mentorship program I stopped doing misdirected priorities.”Acio Sharon Enon, CPAR Uganda Innovator This tip on the culture of savings that was given by our CPAR Uganda Innovators – young … Continue reading My problem was not only saving but also how to spend, tips Acio Sharon

Innovators share tips on how and why you should adopt a culture of saving

“How I wished I got the knowledge before completing school, am sure savings from my pocket money would have done something for me at the moment. I wasted money. But, as they say: better late than never,” wrote Mercy Acen after participating in the training for our first module, “Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda” of … Continue reading Innovators share tips on how and why you should adopt a culture of saving

Dr. Catherine Anena, a great daughter of Northern Uganda rests

Dr. Catherine Anena, PhD, was a fun-loving person; a selfless and an inspirational leader. A glimpse of who she was can be gleaned from her FAVORITE QUOTES as she shared them on her Facebook wall: “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.""Never let yesterday's disappointments … Continue reading Dr. Catherine Anena, a great daughter of Northern Uganda rests

Mass exploitation of youth who are categorized “unemployed”

Most people in Uganda, even our parents inclusive, only think having a salaried job is the only relevant thing to have after finishing school.  I give myself as an example. After school, I used to help my dad with legal advice for making decisions in his company, but I wasn’t even appreciated. He could ask … Continue reading Mass exploitation of youth who are categorized “unemployed”

Dr. Ben Jones on the need for a new vocabulary to describe Ugandan youth

There is a particular way in which people talk about young people in Uganda. There is a way they talk about people who don’t have work; and who might not have a salaried job. There is a very standard way, I think, in which often policy-makers, government officials, but also people in civil society, the … Continue reading Dr. Ben Jones on the need for a new vocabulary to describe Ugandan youth

How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker

After My Senior Six vacation in 2018, I was admitted to study clinical medicine at Gulu School of Clinical Officers and the excitement was much. Unfortunately, it did not happen as per my expectations. So, that year, I never went back to school, life wasn’t easy. My ambition was to get a job. In my … Continue reading How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker