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

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”

How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker

After My Senior Six vacation in 2018, I was admitted to study clinical medicine at Gulu School of Clinical Officers and the excitement was much. Unfortunately, it did not happen as per my expectations. So, that year, I never went back to school, life wasn’t easy. My ambition was to get a job. In my… Continue reading How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker

My parents were happy I made them proud

The field visit by the CPAR Uganda Managing Director and her team made me realized that CPAR Uganda has long term plans for changing the communities in Northern Uganda and Uganda at large, it’s just a matter of time. It was a great honour having the CPAR Uganda team visiting us young adult innovators in… Continue reading My parents were happy I made them proud

Beneficiary Testimony – “I feel blessed to be part of this life changing journey”

“I would love to be someone and do something for my community,” this was my dream, but I did not know exactly what it was I should be or do. CPAR Uganda Ltd has done it for me by helping me achieve that dream of being an inspiration to members of my community. Gumkit Ann… Continue reading Beneficiary Testimony – “I feel blessed to be part of this life changing journey”

Beneficiary Testimony – “I Feel I am doing what is of great value”

I am really humbled to be part of the young adults being mentored by CPAR Uganda Ltd, under our “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty” project.  My appreciation goes to the Managing Director and her team who came to visit me at my shoes business at Amugu Trading Center. It made me feel like… Continue reading Beneficiary Testimony – “I Feel I am doing what is of great value”

Youth in IT Business as COVID-19 Pandemic Rages

Opolo James, one of the young adults who is participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project, recently had interesting stories to share of how, out of the blue, his expertise as an IT Consultant became sought after because of how the COID-19 pandemic has restructured our work and socialization spaces. Adults… Continue reading Youth in IT Business as COVID-19 Pandemic Rages

Youth in Service Industry Providing Genuine Needs

Six of the 12 young adults participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project, and who participated in our training on how to prepare and use cash flows for income generating projects are engaged in the service industry. The six plan to use their newly acquired skills and knowledge from CPAR Uganda… Continue reading Youth in Service Industry Providing Genuine Needs

Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Poultry and Sesame Production

Ayugi Gloria and Alum Vicky, two of the young adults participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project, have specific intentions to engage in agri-business throughout a value chain. Ayugi plans to utilise her newly acquired skills and knowledge from CPAR Uganda on how to prepare a cash flow, to “plan for… Continue reading Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Poultry and Sesame Production