The 2nd Annual Youth Mentorship Program

Over forty participants from all walks of life have today commenced on the training that is organised by Peer to Peer Uganda and different districts like Fortpotal, Busia, Iganga, Jinja, Kampala, Masaka, Mayunge, and among others have been represented

The camp has without doubt become one of the activities that are able to bring together young people with diverse background and experiences of life from across the country for the purpose of learning and sharing life experiences together and strive for the future

The youth mentor-ship camp is a one week residential camp targeting in and out of school youth between the ages of 14 to 25 and some of the issues that will be addressed at the camp include Menstrual, Personal branding, leadership skills, Gender equity and equality, Entrepreneurship skills development, Financial literacy, Social media and its power, HIV/AIDS, Meaningful youth engagement, First Aid management among others

This camp is where participants get to hear from successfully business people and be informed on how they can make right choices in their lives, and participants will rediscover who they are through this one week practical engagement!

“We are here for cohort two and its a unique one, last year we did not have boys but this time we have them too. Being here is basically to learn and to unlock that hidden potential, many of us die not achieving their dreams, you should be able to contextualize to your dreams” – Moses Bwire, ED, Peer To Peer Uganda said

Moses Bwire, Executive Director, Peer To Peer Uganda speaking at the Youth mentor-ship camp

It’s your responsibility as a person to learn and stand for what you want in life, the much that you put in is the much you getting after, this is your opportunity to change your dreams. – Moses Bwire adds

Mariana from Center for Health, Human rights and Development is one of the participants and she is excited about the camp, she is expecting to broaden her capacity on advocacy and make reliable and fruitful friends

Moses Bwire giving his opening remarks said; If you want to be rich, leave your current job and go, start your own business. When you expect your boss to make you rich in Uganda, then you wrong. Salary is for surviving and it can’t make you rich and the earlier you prepare yourself, the earlier you will become a successful person. Rich people attract rich people and poor people attract people. Rich people don’t like spending much but the poor ones’ spend a lot and would love you to live informed life

As young people, you need to do businesses in unusual way because you are the most educated people in Uganda. In this era, the institutions are based on results not on who knows you and life is no longer a playground, there is a lot of pressure in the world and you have be innovative to break through

All participants are excited and geared for this years youth mentor-ship camp and its looking at empowering young people with knowledge to effect changes in their own lives

Share

Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.