A mentor’s journey of continuous learning

As the lead mentor for our "Mentoring young adults in Uganda into innovators against poverty", as I begun to prepare my notes for a mentoring session on fundraising, I felt unsure. So, I decided to tap into the wealth of knowledge provided us through the GlobalGiving Platform.  I thought, let me do a quick refresher… Continue reading A mentor’s journey of continuous learning

Welding apprenticeships

Our Rural Development Innovation Programme has officially launched this month! Please support our work by making a donation in support of "WELDING APPRENTICESHIPS FOR 25 YOUTH IN PADER." WE ARE TARGETING TO RAISE 10 M (TEN MILLION SHILLINGS) to enable us equip our Pader Artisanal Centre with the necessary machines and equipment so that Rural… Continue reading Welding apprenticeships

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 …

Lecture on youth in politics

On invitation from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), as part of the activities for their SPACE Project Accountability Week, in Gulu District, on the morning of 7th February 2022, our Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga, delivered a “University lecture on the importance of youth participation in political processes.” Our media team was on sight and video… Continue reading Lecture on youth in politics

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: 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

Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

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 Covid-19 vaccination drive

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”