CPAR Uganda has started receiving applications from young adults to be mentored into innovators against poverty.
The not-for-profit organization will select a cohort of 25 people out of all the applicants.
“From 6th January to 1st February 2020 our first cohort will be in training, going through the first module of our programme,” said Norah Owaraga, CPAR Uganda Managing Director.
“The overall objective of our programme is to produce active Ugandan citizens who will proactively innovate, initiate, and facilitate processes that will lead to improving standards of living among the poor in Uganda and that will ameliorate deprivation in their communities.”
Running under a theme, ‘Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda’, the programme sessions will be conducted at the organisation’s Lira Learning Centre, at Plot 5 Makerere Road, Lira District in Northern Uganda.
The young adults who are eligible to apply must be 20-39 years and they may be students at tertiary level formal education and those who have completed formal tertiary education who are employed, seeking employment or exploring self-employment.
“In partnership with the GlobalGiving Foundation, through an on-going online fundraising campaign, we have generated some funding to enable us to provide full or partial scholarships to young adults to participate in our programme,” Ms Owaraga added.
The deadline for applying is 22nd November 2019.
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