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African leaders pledge to support youth projects

Kigali, Rwanda | Xinhua | African leaders from the public and private sectors have pledged to support Africa’s youth innovative projects at the YouthConnekt Africa Summit which kicked off on Thursday in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. “The Africa we want is one led by healthy, ambitious, empowered, creative, innovative, educated youth; so …

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Experts want division youth centres revamped

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have expressed concern over the continued lack of special adolescent health clinics or corners in public health facilities in Kampala. The experts including doctors, Ministry of Health officials, clerks, politicians, and private individuals who run adolescent clinics say that the youth desks and centres …

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Youth call for tax waivers on their enterprises

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youths from across the country have urged government to waive off taxes on youth enterprises that have been earmarked to benefit from the Parish Development Model (PDM). The youths made this call during a plenary meeting of the Fifth National Youth Parliament where they observed that …

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Enhance youth mentorship in leadership development: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy-NIMD has asked the government to amend the Political Parties and Organisations Act to provide for the establishment of mentorship programs for youth in the different political parties. Presenting results of a study on the challenges facing youth and women …

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Standard Chartered Bank launches Shs430million youth programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with Challenges Worldwide, a Kampala-based business development consultancy, has launched the scale-up of the Youth to Work (Y2W) phase III programme worth Shs430 million. The hybrid event that had participants attend both physically and online, took place in Kampala and …

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Worldskills Africa competition promotes capacity building for youth

Windhoek, Namibia | Xinhua | The second edition of WorldSkills Africa, underway in Namibia’s Swakopmund coastal town, is promoting skills development among the continent’s young populace. The WorldSkills Africa competition 2022 programme focuses on collaborative mentorship between WorldSkills international and national experts and promoting inclusive design approaches. For Euphrasia Mulenga, an …

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