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Category: Youth

  • Policy advocacy on sexual & gender-based violence

    Policy advocacy on sexual & gender-based violence

    Funding available, with overall supervision from our CPAR Uganda Board Chair, Prof. Dr. Christopher Garimoi Orach (PhD, MPH, MMed, DPH, MB ChB; Cert. in Refugee Studies, Cert. in Health Emergencies in Large Pops), our CPAR Uganda Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga (MScDevMgmt(Open); DipDevMgmt(Open); BA Communication Studies), a cultural anthropologist and communication expert, will take the […]

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  • Ignite conversations & PRA on sexual & gender-based violence

    Ignite conversations & PRA on sexual & gender-based violence

    Funding available, during a one-year period, CPAR Uganda will identify, train and mentor 14 young people (13 women and 1 man) to become innovators who are able to produce community theatre interventions (drama, poetic recitals, dance, storytelling, music, puppetry, fine art, etc.) and audio-visual content (radio, television, community film, social media and ICT generally) on […]

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  • A mentor’s journey of continuous learning

    A mentor’s journey of continuous learning

    As the lead mentor for our “Mentoring young adults in Uganda into innovators against poverty”, as I begun to prepare my notes for a mentoring session on fundraising, I felt unsure. So, I decided to tap into the wealth of knowledge provided us through the GlobalGiving Platform.  I thought, let me do a quick refresher […]

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  • Leave job correctly – technically, legally & morally

    Leave job correctly – technically, legally & morally

    Dear Innovators under my mentorship, “YOUR NOTICE PERIOD WHEN RESIGNING,” is an article that contains great advice for some of you who are conflicted for you are forced to demonstrate that you have resigned. The important lesson to be learned is that a resignation is a negotiated processes between you, the employee and your employer; […]

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  • Grassroots project – welding apprenticeships

    Grassroots project – welding apprenticeships

    Our Rural Development Innovation Programme has officially launched this month! Please support our work by making a donation in support of “WELDING APPRENTICESHIPS FOR 25 YOUTH IN PADER.” WE ARE TARGETING TO RAISE 10 M (TEN MILLION SHILLINGS) to enable us equip our Pader Artisanal Centre with the necessary machines and equipment so that Rural […]

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  • Innovators in COVID-19 lock down – Okello turned welder

    Innovators in COVID-19 lock down – Okello turned welder

    The COVID-19 pandemic induced lock-downs during 2019 to 2021 reminded us of the importance of artisanal livelihoods. I am among those who chose to innovate and to learn an artisanal skill during the lock-downs. I, a university graduate, humbled myself and sought an apprenticeship with a well-established welder in a rural trading centre. On learning […]

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  • Training exercise – are educated people idle?

    Training exercise – are educated people idle?

    In village settings, those who have attained a certain level of education are always seen as being organized in the way that they participate in doing most of community activities. And they can voluntarily take lead or else they are appointed in taking lead. For example, they are always given a role to be secretaries […]

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  • Training exercise – lazy ‘money-minded’ youth

    Training exercise – lazy ‘money-minded’ youth

    Some youth these days are living a disorderly and an idle way. In a way that some youth don’t want to do work that takes long for them to earn money. For example, they only know “hand to month,” but digging or doing other economic activities are hard. You find someone selling land to buy […]

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  • Training exercise – does education widen thinking?

    Training exercise – does education widen thinking?

    If I look back at some of our parents and grandparents who never went through formal education yet they were smart with organized minds. If our grandparents, for example, didn’t have an organised mind, we wouldn’t be where we are now. But they were organized in the way they brought up our mums and dads. […]

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  • Norah Owaraga lecture on youth in political processes

    Norah Owaraga lecture on youth in political processes

    On invitation from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), as part of the activities for their SPACE Project Accountability Week, in Gulu District, on the morning of 7th February 2022, our Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga, delivered a “University lecture on the importance of youth participation in political processes.” Our media team was on sight and video […]

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