At a time, we were wondering whether we have fought a good fight. The year, 2018 proved that we are just at the tip of the iceberg on the journey to inspire young people, change their mindsets and transform them progressively. Here is how we used and whom we gave our time.
Ushering into 2018 the best way we could, we supported 267 MasterCard Foundation Scholars with BRAC Uganda from various schools the first group congregated at St. Peters Nsambya we talked about coping with life changes, becoming more self-aware, and imparted valuable study skills. Other scholars were gathered at Ssaku Secondary School in Luweero, we challenged students’ assumptions about academics especially in Sciences to know that Sciences is a way of life. Day by day, sciences influence and drive most of the activities ranging from walking the way we do to moving by air and so many other activities.
We go way beyond demonstrating how to solve a problem by helping young people to understand why these problems should be solved. Through listening to scholar’s ideas at St. Joseph’s College Layibi, Gulu, they have great potential to transform and make the world a better place. We could not stop at preparing and inspiring them but listen to their brilliant ideas.
Not talking too much but watching and listening to what students have to offer is a vital skill. For that, our team lead was automatically called upon to serve on the jury panel for the 2018 Educate! Business Club competitions where young people are empowered and given an opportunity to practice what is taught in class then provide business solutions to their schools and communities.
Assuring first time secondary school students at Gayaza High School that there is no one size fits all way to transition into a new environment. Coping with change, meeting new friends, learning new and more subjects, new setting and all is compulsory but peer influence should never be a table where they feast. For a first-timer at secondary, self-esteem should be the bell that rings in their ears and mind all the time so that they can make wise decisions their entire life. For the S.5 students we talked about Success Principles.
In attendance of Careers Day at King’s College Budo, our team lead, Faith Namalwa emphasized that career needs and demands keep changing. Therefore, should be included in the class timetable for effective guidance & career development.
SCEED International collaborated with World Vision on DREAMS/SAGE project working to prevent HIV by keeping girls in school and safe. We mentored 45,000 adolescent girls and young women from 151 USE schools in Uganda. Traversing across the Northern Uganda regions of Gulu, Oyam, Lira, to the Central districts of Rakai, Mubende, Mityana, Sembabule, Bukomansimbi, Mukono and Gomba. Believing that influencing minds that transform communities starts with one child at a time, we have helped many young people believe in their dreams and strive to turn it into reality.
Mentoring and supporting young girls and women with DREAMS project to stay in school, HIV-free, value themselves, and stay pure and safe is one of the year’s milestones achieved. Per se positively influencing, empowering and inspiring the next generation of leaders is what keeps us going.
Whilst our team was invited to speak to soon-to-be candidates at St. Mary’s College Kisubi, the students mastered to distinguish between who grabs their time and not Since, almost every profession/talent is paid for grabbing someone’s time. With that, they can tell in about 5 minutes or less who will waste their time or be of great impact.
Wrapping up the year by attending the Annual Design for Change (DFC) conference “Be the Change” celebration 2018 in Taiwan. DFC is a global movement designed to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. Participants from all across the world came together and shared their inspiring stories of change. Compelling talks and performances retold the stories of childhood and courage. Thereafter, workshops conducted by the best design minds and educators in the world, emphasizing ideas of empathy leading to significant action.
We are grateful to the people who believed in our dream and entrusted us in providing life-changing programs for youth through our support programs. For institutions, organizations that would love us to help or train their children, mentors, employees with the various skill sets that we deliver as a package from our support programs can contact us on +256 787 315 801 or reach us via email email@example.com.
WE ARE CHANGING MINDSETS!!!