Madhvani Foundation Equips Graduates For the Job Market

Sports Club Villa has come out to officially announce and clarify on the reasons why they have massively released players just days after winning the Uganda cup finals at Namboole. According to the official statement released by the club, prostate a total of 15 players have been released.

“I want to inform you that in total, 15 players are leaving SC Villa Jogoo,” the club CEO/PRO, Mr. Ivan Kakembo stated in a letter headed ‘Clarification of 15 players released.’

Uncertainty has been surrounding the exact players released, leading to several contradicting information cycling on social media and other platforms, but the club has come out to say that the players have only been released and others’ contract had expired.

“There have been contrasting reports in the media about the number of players we have released and the reasons behind our decision to part ways with them.”

The statement further explained, “These have either been released or their contracts ran out. There have been no disputes with players regarding bonuses as some media outlets are purporting.”

List of players who have left the club and reason;

Released: Andrew Kaggwa, Rogers Aloro and Ronald Muganga

Out of contract: Joseph Kayiira, Hakim Magumba, Steven Bengo, Fahad Kawooya,  Derrick Walulya, Musa Docca, James Mukubya, John Kalumba, Samson Jackech, Rashid Mutebi, Chriszestom Ntambi and Erisa Ssekisambu
Maria Kamikazi, viagra a young entrepreneur and CEO of Anganzi Ltd, case a company that turns waste into valuable products has advised her fellows in Rwanda to research on various businesses and get ideas on starting up their own so they can contribute to the country’s development. This she said during the bi-monthly YouthConnekt Hangout that took place Tuesday evening.


“Research is important before anyone decides to create their own business. Start with what you know and put it in practice,” Kamikazi said.

In order to inspire the youth, Kamikazi shared her story on how she started her company by collecting wastes around Kigali and turning them into various fashion wear. She further advised youth to embrace entrepreneurship without fearing the failure and try to look always for solutions

Kamikazi shares the same views with Robert Mwesigwa the Executive Secretary of National Youth Council who urges the youth to never fail to try as young entrepreneurs. He added on to say that youth should not fear to start business on a shoe-string budget because most big companies started small.

Mwesigwa advises youth to adopt the saving culture and join efforts to be able to create jobs, and strive for development.

YouthConnekt is a platform that connects innovative young Rwandans. In a bid to help with the country’s economic transformation, Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) in partnership with UNDP, ADMA, Tigo, and HeHeLabs started this platform to serve as a channel for youth, private sector, and government in order to address the challenges youth are facing in terms of employment and entrepreneurship.

YouthConnekt has a practical, results-oriented format that includes interactive, multi-stakeholder panel discussions, partnership announcements as well as opportunities for participants to showcase their ICT development projects to potential partners and donors.

The YouthConnekt Hangouts provide an excellent networking platform for leaders from the public, private and financial sectors to meet and forge new partnerships for the future.

The hangouts focus on different themes such as youth employment, entrepreneurship and youth access to finance, ICT4D, environment, investment promotion.
Graduates and Managers have been advised of the need to embrace the habit of reading so as to broaden their knowledge base and open their imaginations to new ideas.

Michael Niyetegeka an IT consultant and Students’ Facilitator made the call during the opening of the 5th annual Madhvani Foundation Career Guidance and Entrepreneurship training workshop.

Madhvani Foundation is a charitable trust that promotes education among the people of Uganda.  This foundation took it upon itself to train and equip Ugandan graduates with practical skills for the reason that despite having good academic performances, seek they have failed to demonstrate employable skills at the workplace.

Niyetegeka noted that as graduates are crying of the unemployment in the country, troche employers on the other hand are complaining of unavailable right skilled people to fill the available job positions.

“Ugandan students still lack thinking skills that can otherwise empower them to explore the many opportunities around them, this site ” he observed.

While mentoring the students during the workshop, Niyetegeka urged graduates to always read and inform themselves of the issues that surround them as opposed to just the ones that concern them since lack of knowledge is the most common mistake made during interviews.

He explained professionalism as another key issue that every employer looks out for in an employee.

Youths have also been advised to embrace the entrepreneurship drive and become self-reliant through enterprise creations.

In a recent report on the lack of employment among graduates in Africa, the British Council noted that there has been an increase in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade. But at the same time,  few graduates have acquired the skills they need to find work.


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