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COMMENT: Transformative African youth

In 25 years, it will be part of the biggest workforce in the world, with more than 1.1 billion people COMMENT | Reeta Roy | A few years ago, during a conversation with young people from some of Senegal’s poorest communities, a pair of social entrepreneurs told me about projects …

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Museveni launches initiative on skilling the girl child

Kampala, Uganda | PPU |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has launched “The presidential initiative on skilling the girl child” at the Northern Wing of Wandegeya market outside Kampala. The Presidential Initiative on Skilling The girl child, aims to reduce on the unemployment rates by offering  girls extra skills in baking, tailoring, weaving, shoe-making …

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Aga Khan Foundation ready to support Govt skilling plans

The Country Director for Aga Khan Foundation in Uganda Akim Okuni has urged the government of Uganda to consider partnering with them to effectively deliver government programmes. Okuni was speaking to The Independent on the sidelines of the East Africa Civil Society Initiative for skilling entrepreneurs in Uganda in Kampala on …

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COMMENT: On-job training for graduates

COMMENT BY: Badru Walusansa Facilitate transition from education the world of work by passing on work skills and industry competencies Graduate unemployment in Uganda is stale news. Graduate unemployment figures have significantly soared for the last decade leaving no sign of scaling down. Every year, both public and private universities …

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