Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource Centre Igombe, Jjinja District in collaboration with Restless Development are conducting Youth Sensitization Workshops for In and Out of school Youths between the Ages of 15 to 34 years within Buwenge Sub-County.
Both Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource Centre and Restless Development have a common mission, namely, to train educate and inspire young people to lead development in their country and communities.
Among the objectives of the training are:
- To help young people make responsible choices about their health and their livelihood
- To give young people the skills they need to contribute positively to society’s development
- To create opportunities for young people to play active roles in policy and decision making
- To put the young people at the forefront of change and development
- To empower the youth with appropriate knowledge and skills to scale up HIV/AIDS/STD prevention and promote positive bahaviour change.
Topics covered include:
- Reproductive health
- HIV/AIDS prevention
- Sex and sexuality
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Relationships – how individuals relate with their partners
- Life skills
- Gender issues
The Workshops are conducted by The Resource Centre Librarian Mr. Isa Maganda, four Restless Development Volunteers, Ms Susan Casey, Mr. James Cheang, Ms Sarah Namutebi and Ms Faith Izio.
The first workshop attracted 35 out of school youths.
Given the revelation that Uganda has the world’s youngest population, with over 78% below 30 years, Saturday Vision, February 23, 2013 page 10, the onus is on all those above 30 to help the young population commonly referred to as the leaders of tomorrow to grow as responsible citizens. Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource Centre through her mission, “to fight illiteracy, ignorance, poverty and disease through education, training and provision of research materials,” is trying to do just that.