Don’t get used to free things

My grandfather, abaa dwong Otim Raymond, is a very interesting man. He decided to add to his name: ”Gi Nono Pe Nayi”, meaning: "don’t get so used to free things." He even marked most of his assets like chairs, benches and others, with his new name, "Gi Nono Pe Nayi Otim Raymond." He did so,… Continue reading Don’t get used to free things

Contributing to fighting 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 Contributing to fighting Covid-19 in Oyam District

Contributing to fighting 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 Contributing to fighting Covid-19 in Lira City

Contributing to fighting 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 Contributing to fighting Covid-19 in Ngora District

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

Sarah Amongin joined mentoring programme

We are delighted to formally welcome Sarah Amongin onto our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” She effectively begun her journey with us in March 2021 when she was selected to be among the team of young innovators that are functioning as research assistants for the study that Dr. Ben Jones is carrying out in… Continue reading Sarah Amongin joined mentoring programme

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

A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Sunday, 30th May

Today I feel a bit dizzy and tired, maybe because of the previous fun-filled Saturday. I woke up very early, to prepare for my 9 o’clock service at St. Francis. The preacher continues his series on the topic: “the fear of the lord” and today he tackles the subject of “the meaning of success”. He… Continue reading A Job Seeker’s Diary Entry on Sunday, 30th May

Advisory to newly graduated youth – jobs will not find you watching TV

I always tell youth who are still at the university not to expect white-collar jobs immediately after graduation. I always emphasise to them how I graduated and I was all expectant that I could only sit at home to watch TV thinking that I was going to get a white-collar job soon. I refused to… Continue reading Advisory to newly graduated youth – jobs will not find you watching TV