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James Opolo on how hard work earned him ‘big man’ status

In 2017, I was appointed the secretary to our small clan system called ‘DOGOLA’. During that time when the Chief was making his appointment for me to be on his cabinet, some elders said: “the position of the secretary needs someone who is matured and married.” And since I was not married, those elders were … Continue reading James Opolo on how hard work earned him ‘big man’ status

CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Oyam District

On Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, on our behalf, Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen, the Co-Investigator on our research and advocacy project: Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda, delivered 45 litres of liquid soap and 350 face masks to the Oyam District Covid-19 Task Force, as our CPAR Uganda contribution towards the … Continue reading CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Oyam District

CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Lira City

On Friday, 30th July 2021, on our behalf, seven young adults who are benefiting from our mentoring programme and are stationed in Lira City, delivered our CPAR Uganda gift towards the fight against Covid-19 of 100 litres of liquid soap and 500 face masks to the Lira Resident City Commissioner (RCC). Our gift was very … Continue reading CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Lira City

CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Ngora District

On Monday, 26th July 2021, on behalf of CPAR Uganda, four young adults – Ms. Stella Rose Aguti, Ms. Sarah Amongin, Mr. Robert Oluka and Mr. Jimmy Ezra Okello – beneficiaries of our mentoring programme, delivered 25 litres of liquid soap and 100 face masks to the Office of the Ngora Resident District Commissioner (RDC), … Continue reading CPAR Uganda contributes to the fight against Covid-19 in Ngora District

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)

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