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Opinion: Living a Testimony of Hard work (Food of Thought to a Young Generation)

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Corporate Communications Students from Makerere University on the practical visit at UMEME Offices at Rwenzori House Kampala

Many young people who have graduated or seized qualifications from different institutions of learning, find arduous moments in getting better paying jobs.

The biggest challenge is not the courses they do or complicated job market environment they encounter, but sometimes it is the too many unworked for expectations from the qualifications they get. Many opinion leaders, politicians and interest groups have alluded the unemployment blames on the education system and may be the government. But the first factor is engulfed within the persona-character of an anticipated employee.

In the study to unearth what has caused the biggest scale of unemployed youth on the streets of Kampala and other locations countrywide, the officer and the Head of Communications Umeme Limited, Mr. Kaujju Peter packages this “Food of thought for the young generation”. This is drawn from him as a living testimony of hard work and networking.

Mr. Kaujju started working while in his second year pursuing a bachelor degree in Mass Communication at Makerere University. All this happened after his outstretched struggle to secure an internship placement finally yielded affirmative results from New Vision Uganda in 2005. After the successful internship exercise, Peter’s hard work and network building skills accelerated to secure him a job at New Vision’s Newsroom.

The feel of practical Journalism and Communications passions have been compounded with ingredients of hard work and network built capacities to grant him a milestone of opportunities placed on his table.

This lively example comes with a strong right hand to pick out all the young people who still see darkness in front of a lit lamp. Mr. Kaujju on several occasions meets the young people, his words have always left strong built up hearts with positive mindsets and self-efficacy towards work. He says, ” Whenever I meet the young people, I tell them that you are as good as your networks. So your networks are actually your net worth.” Peter adds that youth need to work hard and utilize the opportunities whenever they meet them.

It is agreeable and with no doubt that the internet drives have kept many youths so idle and extremely isolated from their productive cycles and families. This is a one-step blockage of opportunities in one’s life. Internet, besides being a source of income to some youth, it is producing a big population of lazy people, depressed generations, and weak minded fellows. These breeds of unemployment are likely to yield more hindrances towards Uganda’s vision to drive into a “middle income status”

But to venture in solutions, Mr. Kaujju Peter gives the recommendable remedies. ” It is important that we don’t live in closed shells, especially to the young people. You need to open up. You need to build networks that give you value,” he says.

Some people still find it hard to break the viscous cycles of poverty by just failure to value time as a resource for wealth, growth and development. Institutions teach knowledge but time is taught by the behavior at intra-personal level.

Benjamin Franklin in his essay, ” Advice to a Young Tradesman,” informs the world that, ” Time Is Money” and George Fisher, in his 1748 Book, advances this statement as a reminder that, ” Remember Time Is Money”. These scholars saw the wave of idleness blowing toward the next generations, especially among the youth, and they dressed the parenthood coats to advice youth respect time the way they respect money. The connotative description is meant to convey a monetary expense of laziness.

Mr., Kaujju, as well warns youth that time is a resource once wasted, is never gained. “The other important value is respect for time. It is that particular resource that will never come back. Every minute that has gone will never be recovered,” he says.

We may look for opportunities in distant errands, but let’s first work on ourselves to be brands and co-creators of our networks. Then ways to our destinies will be paved.

Written and Compiled by
Mudecha Aramathani,
A Corporate Communications Scholar,
And Fourth Year Student,
At Makerere University.

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Nabunje Shanitah Crowned Miss Success Schools

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Success International Primary School organized the 2023 Miss Success Schools grand finale at their headquarters in Makindye Ssabbagabo municipality Kanaba yesterday 4th June, 2023.

Nabunje Shanitah aged 11 years currently in Primary Six (P.6) emerged as the overall winner of these competitions and became the very first ever winner of Miss Success Schools. She also received a prize worth UGX100,000 that was awarded by the Schools director Mr. Said Ssemakula.

Nabunje Shanitah (middle) receiving her prize at the Miss Success Schools 2023

Miss Success Schools

The competitions are an initiative of Uganda’s Mini Miss Confidence 2022, Queen Shainah Zikrah Siddiqi who was tasked by Little Miss Uganda to run a project in short this was her Project Launch.

Official Poster of Queen Shainah’s Project Launch 2023

The competitions ran both online and offline as different contestants from Number One (No.1) to Number Twelve (No.12) all showcased their Talents, Modeling Skills, Creative Wear, Confidence in Speech & Presentation, Understanding of their causes they’re standing for as well as ability to win their audience.

Nabunje scored highly in Creative Wear, Talent as she was the only queen who possessed the unique talent in construction or building. Her skills in construction are unmatched and little did the audience, judges knew a girl of her age could really do construction, this is a wakeup call to all girls and women out there that there’s no limitations to what you could actually do.

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ViDeo: Shanitah Building

Shanitah would love to advocate for quality and affordable education for all children, she believes that if Educational fees (Tuition) are lowered to an average of UGX100,000 could give an opportunity to all parents to facilitate their kids education. She called upon everyone to join her on this cause of national importance and we all don’t give it a blind eye.

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Keanu Reeves, all that happened to him and still a good person

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Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor who has appeared in films, television series and video games. He made his film debut in the short One Step Away in 1985. The following year, Reeves appeared in the crime film River’s Edge, and the television films Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance, and Brotherhood of Justice.

Mysterious Journey

He was abandoned by his father at 3 years old and grew up with 3 different stepfathers. He is dyslexic. His dream of becoming a hockey player was shattered by a serious accident. His daughter died at birth. His wife died in a car accident.

His best friend, River Phoenix, died of an overdose. His sister has leukemia.

And with everything that has happened, Keanu Reeves never misses an opportunity to help people in need.

When he was filming the movie “The Lake House,” he overheard the conversation of two costume assistants; One cried because he would lose his house if he did not pay $ 20,000 and on the same day Keanu deposited the necessary amount in the woman’s bank account;

He also donated stratospheric sums to hospitals.

In 2010, on his birthday, Keanu walked into a bakery and bought a brioche with a single candle, ate it in front of the bakery, and offered coffee to people who stopped to talk to him.

After winning astronomical sums for the Matrix trilogy, the actor donated more than $ 50 million to the staff who handled the costumes and special effects – the true heroes of the trilogy, as he called them.

He also gave a Harley-Davidson to each of the stunt doubles. A total expense of several million dollars. And for many successful films, he has even given up 90% of his salary to allow the production to hire other stars.

In 1997 some paparazzi found him walking one morning in the company of a homeless man in Los Angeles, listening to him and sharing his life for a few hours.

Most stars when they make a charitable gesture they declare it to all the media. He has never claimed to be doing charity, he simply does it as a matter of moral principles and not to look better in the eyes of others.

This man could buy everything, and instead every day he gets up and chooses one thing that cannot be bought: Be a good person.

Joke Made About Him in 2019

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Namagabi SS Charity Day in Kayunga 2022

The Namagabi SS Great Trek in Kayunga

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This year marked another impressive and special year of the Namagabi SS Independence charity 2022 in Kayunga District Uganda. Namagabi SS which was formed in 1984 as a Muslim founded school is well known for it’s academedic excellence, one of the largest schools in Uganda and now for it’s heart of gold of giving back to the community every 9th October, a day when Uganda got her Independence from the British colonial government in 1962.

Sunday 9th October, 2022 marked 60 years of Uganda’s Independence since the British handed over power to the people of Uganda known as the pearl of Africa and also a British protectorate saw Namagabi SS who were joined by it’s old students carry out their annual Independence Day Charity event. This should be noted that this was the biggest and special charity day event ever carried out by the school as it’s old boys and girls of the school turned up in large numbers making it special and colourful.

Why 9th October?

Namagabi SS carries or conducts it’s charitable event on every 9th October of each year because of the following;

  • It is the day when Uganda got its Independence
  • It is a day when almost every Ugandan is free from work
  • Namagabi believes that before you seek anything from God, it should be accompanied by a good deed (When candidates donate to the sick people, do community work, they can ask from God to bless them and be with them while in their final exams and have better results)

What makes this year’s Independence Day Charity Special?

This year Namagabi SS had a number of activities which included; Charity, Old Students reunion, fundraising, and the current students of the school had an opportunity to share the same meal with the old students.

Chairman Old Students Mr. Ssemakula Sulaiman

The old students of the school are of great pillar as their contributions to the school are absolutely endless, when they come back to their school, they inspire a lot of the current students to also read hard in order to be someone in the nearby future, old students also not only inspire students but also in a well thoughtful way they help provide employment opportunities to fellow former students of the school hence bridging on the gap of unemployment among youths.

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