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Dr. Ben Jones on Uganda’s category: ‘Unemployed Graduate’ (Video)

First a disclaimer. The moral situation is not wholesale grim for unemployed graduate youths that get entrusted with youth development interventions in their communities, but the general attitude amongst policy makers seems to be that graduate youths without clearly visible or defined sources of income are generally unemployed, vulnerable, in need of support, are a … Continue reading Dr. Ben Jones on Uganda’s category: ‘Unemployed Graduate’ (Video)

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

Education should be about teaching life skills

In January 2020, before COVID-19 hit Uganda and forced us into a lockdown, CPAR Uganda had the opportunity to launch our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty” for which we are online fundraising in partnership with the GlobalGiving Foundation. As lead mentor, it is exciting that knowledge that I prior acquired in the … Continue reading Education should be about teaching life skills

GlobalGiving has approved CPAR Uganda Ltd’s due diligence renewal 2020

Yesterday, 28th September 2020, the GlobalGiving Team notified us thus: "We have approved CPAR Uganda Ltd's due diligence renewal. CPAR Uganda Ltd can continue to fundraise on the GlobalGiving platform, receive a GlobalGiving and/or participate in a funding partner giving program."The GlobalGiving Team To learn more about our work which is being supported through fundraising … Continue reading GlobalGiving has approved CPAR Uganda Ltd’s due diligence renewal 2020

Value of Mutuba Trees

Backcloth is a major value which is derived from Mutuba trees alongside other values, including not limited to the following: Backcloth Making @ photo credit Fred Mutebi Shade for domestic animals; and for crops, such as coffee and banana plants.Fodder for domestic animals, for example goats and cows.Wind breakers, especially so for banana plantations.FodderLightening arrestorManure … Continue reading Value of Mutuba Trees

Involve youth in covid19 vaccination drive – peer pressure works

My father inspired me to go for coronavirus vaccination.  At first, I was scared because some people kept saying the vaccine could kill you. And also listening to complaints people had about it. A lady in a WhatsApp group, for example, shared her experience in the hospital when her mother was vaccinated and she said … Continue reading Involve youth in covid19 vaccination drive – peer pressure works

Young adults not pro-actively engaged in covid vaccination drive

Government has been advocating for mainly essential workers and those in a particular age bracket (50+) to get the vaccination. This may have made many young people to have little interests in looking for Covid19 vaccines. Within our research area, Lira, I asked some young persons and they said their parents went and for them … Continue reading Young adults not pro-actively engaged in covid vaccination drive

Cultural aspects we shouldn’t ignore during covid-19 vaccination exercise

Young people who went to get vaccinated in Lira City said that the rooms in which the vaccine is administered have no privacy - it’s like a hall with over 20 people and you can find men bare-chested as they unbuttoned their shirts to receive the injection on their shoulder. This is bad. The hospital … Continue reading Cultural aspects we shouldn’t ignore during covid-19 vaccination exercise

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

The gift that keeps on giving from Dr. Paul David Hargrave (RIP)

We, at CPAR Uganda Ltd, would like to re-connect with the family and the descendants of the late Dr. Paul David Hargrave (1952-1998). We want to share with them how the gift that Dr. Hargrave gave us, keeps on giving. Our Lira Learning Centre, constructed at least a decade ago, while CPAR Uganda was a … Continue reading The gift that keeps on giving from Dr. Paul David Hargrave (RIP)

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

Ministry of Health we with mental ill-health need Risperidone begs Elwor Adelaide

So, yesterday (25th June 2021) I visited the mental hospital, like I do every two months for review on how far I have got with dealing with bipolar depression. "Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood. Symptoms can include an extremely elevated mood called mania. They can also include episodes … Continue reading Ministry of Health we with mental ill-health need Risperidone begs Elwor Adelaide