Educated in village vs urban

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… Continue reading Educated in village vs urban

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… Continue reading Lazy ‘money-minded’ youth

Education widens thinking but …

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.… Continue reading Education widens thinking but …

Testimony: interning with no participation?

"I didn't get to do the practical part even during internship. I thought maybe finally there was going to be practical, but sincerely our work as interns there was to sit and observe what would take place in a court room, without any participation. And maybe sending us around offices and arranging files. It looked… Continue reading Testimony: interning with no participation?

Graduates get lost in labour world

"It's a reality we have to deal with. Many young people get lost when they leave university, because they enter in another world. We will continue to engage universities but we should also do something to mentor those out to give them directions. I appreciate the "Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators Against Poverty" project by… Continue reading Graduates get lost in labour world

Testimony: theoretical knowledge is not enough

"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 Testimony: theoretical knowledge is not enough

You can begin from nowhere but you succeed in life

Well, I know many graduates float without work (they are not in formal employment). I am a person who uses boda boda (motorcycle or bicycle taxi) cyclist for my transport and I always chat with many of them. One of them told me that: “You see, I did a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at… Continue reading You can begin from nowhere but you succeed in life

Video: There are no jobs, but a lot of work youths can do

Reacting to Robert Oluka’s video in which he shared his observations of the "futility of youth hope and aspirations when they join higher institutions of learning," a follower of our CPAR Uganda Facebook Page, “Healthy Dignified Lives”, Okello Ambrose Bob, a teacher, aptly asserted: “there are actually no jobs but a lot of work which… Continue reading Video: There are no jobs, but a lot of work youths can do

Mindset of youth today on purpose of education

This post is in reaction to the propositions made by Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen during the first team meeting of the Challenging Categories project and that were captured in short video titled: "Education is justice, education is excellence." Click here to watch and listen to it. We first want to agree with the statement made… Continue reading Mindset of youth today on purpose of education

Video: Dr. Ocen on Employment

Employment, under-employment and unemployment, according to Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen the Co-Investigator on the “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youths as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda” Research Project, are frequently defined by the expectations of those that sponsor candidates through education (parents, government, etc.) and to a lesser extent the candidates themselves. Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen… Continue reading Video: Dr. Ocen on Employment