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

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

Dr. Ocen on Study I: Cohort of educated young women and the gendered politics of courts

Education is supposed to produce a certain level of agency.  It is supposed to help you innovate, to transform situations and to be relevant. We, the research team, want to know whether we have educated unemployed youth in rural Lango. We see people going to school, people graduating from school. We want to explore how … Continue reading Dr. Ocen on Study I: Cohort of educated young women and the gendered politics of courts

Akullo Betty on the church and gender issues induced unemployment

Our chief guest (Mr. Alex B. Okello, Permanent Secretary of the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, Office of the President and Member of the CPAR Uganda Board of Directors), I remember when he used to work with the Uganda Human Rights Commission, they interviewed me, and I lost the job. Why did I lose the … Continue reading Akullo Betty on the church and gender issues induced unemployment

Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project

As Lira University and in particular, the Faculty of Education of Lira University, we are very deeply honoured and gratified to have this project, "Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda" associated with us. We want to say, whatever role this project needs from the Lira University Faculty of Education, we … Continue reading Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project