Ugandan youth from various parts of the country have been advised not always to look for employment with an aim of earning money but they should also consider in participating in activities aimed at uplifting the welfare of people in their communities
These have been advised to put much emphasis in the health sector because it has the most important area without which it’s hard to survive
While addressing journalists in Kampala, Ms. Ruth Achillah the country manager for Global health corps revealed that they have come up with opportunities for degree graduates aged between 21 to 30 years to participate in a free 13 months training program , as one of the means to support this cause
“We have decided to engage the youth because they make up the largest percentage of our population and with the exposure they get from the trainings plus the interactions with people across the globe their lives can’t remain the same,” Akullo revealed.
James Kasagga one of the promoters of quality education in rural areas and the founder of Teach for Uganda organization pointed out that he opened up the organization basing on the knowledge he acquired from Global health trainings.
“I struggled a lot during my school days whereby I used to walk 15kms to and from school in Kanungu district. My parents died at an early age therefore, I struggled a lot to have better education,” said Kasagga.
He added that having interacted with scholars from countries like India, he was inspired to return back home and start up an initiative that could change service delivery in his area.
Participants in this program are those successful applicants from various professions and they are have been given 13 months opportunity to gain front line global work experience and access to robust development curriculum.