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KIU-YYF Youth Empowerment Project Engagement Workshop Heads for Second and Last Day


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus - The engagement workshop organized by the KIU Yunus and You Foundation (KIU-YYF) for University students, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), and Secondary Schools Students continues today. The workshop is happening on the fifth floor of the lddi Basajjabalaba Memorial Library.

The two-day workshop is part of the KIU-YYF Youth Empowerment Project which is funded by the Yunus and You Foundation. The first day featured six Universities and one tertiary institution. Universities that attended include; KIU, Kampala University, Cavendish University, Nkumba University, Kyambogo University, and Islamic University in Uganda.

The second day will feature secondary and primary school students from several schools led by their teachers and parents.

This Engagement workshop is working under the theme; To build a foundation for zero hunger and zero unemployment in Uganda by sensitizing, skilling, and supporting youth-run social enterprises and strengthening the social business ecosystem through engaging the relevant stakeholders.

In his welcoming remarks this morning, KIU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mouhamed Mpezamihigo warned the Students to avoid unhealthy acts like engaging in early sex. 

"If you mess yourself at this level, you may not enjoy your life," he warned

He urged the students to put everything they are learning into practice when they get back to their respective places. He advised them to Startup Social businesses in their communities and schools with help from patrons.

The Vice-Chancellor emphasized that students must observe maximum discipline in all spheres of their lives including while attending the workshop if they are to succeed.

"You can only succeed in life if you keep your discipline," he said.

This workshop intends to introduce students and young people to social business and its principles as well as expose them to the relationship, similarities, and differences between social entrepreneurship and social enterprises.