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2012-12-16 08.04.22

Mengo Senior School Permaculture Project

Mengo Senior School is participating in a Permaculture Project with Joytown Secondary School of Kenya. The project seeks to improve food security through sustainable Urban Permaculture.

It is hoped that by the end of the project, students will have

– Gained more knowledge of the intricate relationship between economic development, environment and social conditions;

– Developed a positive attitude toward agriculture and food production; concern for the environment and a desire to carry out permaculture as a sustainable method  of protecting the environment;

– Improved their skills of information gathering,  analysis and application to address food insecurity through sustainable permaculture practices;

– Learnt media literacy skills  (e.g. using social media tools) to document and disseminate information on  project activities  and

– Participated in an advocacy program for improving food security

Delegates for the YEA 2012 jet in

YEA and ELIMU Delegation

YEA Delegates and Mengo ELIMU team to travel to Norway in Sept 2012

Some delegates for the YEA 2012 conference jetted into the country from Rjukan. The group will work first with the partner school in Uganda, Mengo Senior School to polish their project activities.  They also attended a Parents’ orientation meeting at Mengo in which parents and guardians of students from Mengo who will be traveling to Norway in September were briefed about the ELIMU Exchange Program.

The delegates will join other YEA delegates at Ridar on 1st August 2012.



Has the UN lived up to our expectations?

“We the peoples of the United Nations,  determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, [..] reaffirm [our] faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women  and of nations large and small, … have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims” Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations

Article 1: The Purposes of the United Nations are:

  1. To maintain international peace and security,….
  2. To develop friendly relations among nations ….
  3. To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems ….
  4. To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations… Ref: Chapter 1, Charter of the United Nations

Question : Has the United Nations lived up to the expectations of its founders? What are the reasons for your answer? Share your opinion.

Workshops for Youths

During the YEA Conference, there will be workshops for youths. These will be organised in small groups of 10 to 15 people, and will last between 4 and half hour – to 5 hours. The program shows when the workshops will take place.

There will be six of them as shown below

Workshop I: Dialogue and conflict management
Facilitator – Mohamed Komeja (Friendship North South)

Workshop 2: Theatre for change- Theme: Empowerment.
Facilitator – Camilla Victoria Hellern (Greveskogen upper secondary school)

Workshop 3: Peer Counselling – Theme: choices, sensitization, HIV/AIDS –
Facilitator – Olivia Mugabirwe (Makerere University & Peer link Initiatavive)

Workshop 4: Permaculture – Focusing community participation and action on Sustainable development
Facilitators – Mathews Mpofu – Rescope, Malawi together with Hassan Nur.

Workshop 5: Entrepreneurship
Facilitator – Mr. Timothy Mugerwa and one his students

Workshop 6: Media and dissemination.
Facilitator – Dotto Athumani & Maureen Agena

Planning Meeting at Mengo – June 2012

YEA Members in group Discussion

YEA HC in group discussions

The Host Committee had a planning meeting at Mengo Senior School in June and resolved on a number of issues. These included Speakers, Program, Places to Visit and invitations of the Guest of Honour.

Below are some of the photos from the meeting.

You can also download a copy of the minutes but a password is needed for that.



YEA Newsletter – 2nd Edition has been uploaded

Click to DownloadThe YEA Newsletter has been uploaded. Check it out here.

Over 90 Delegates Confirmed!


Members of the Host Committee at Mengo

Over 90 people from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Norway have confirmed attending the  Youth Empowerment Assembly. The delegates were selected by their institutions after invitations were sent out by Friendship North/South and the Host Committee.

Click to See the list


Meanwhile, members of the Host Committee are putting final touches on everything. They are ready to go!!

Gallery from HC Training 2012 April

This gallery has been created using the  NextGen Gallery Feature for test purposes.   The shortcode is nggallery id=X, where X is the gallery ID

The are 3 ways of viewing the gallery
1. As a Slideshow
2. With PicLens
3. Just Clicking the photo

These are from the April  2012 YEA Training Workshop at Lweza.

The next set is a mixture of photos

To create  galleries using the gallery feature, Go to GALLERY –> ADD GALLERY/IMAGES.  Create the Gallery Note  the Gallery ID, then upload photos to the Gallery (Read and follow the instructions). Then create a post, and in it post t short code  nggallery id=x   “x” is the gallery ID. The shortcode should be in angled brackets like these [ ]

Kololo S.S.S Team off to Norway

The Kololo SSS Friendship North/South team of 8   travelled to Kongsvinger on Sunday 22nd April 2012. The group will be returning to Uganda on Saturday 5th May 2012. During the visit, on Monday 30th April the group will in Oslo.

The Kololo Group include people you have met before like Amumpire Sharon, Kasolo Nasser, Onyango John Omunyin and Kaggwa Sarah Nakiwala Semwezi.

Reported by Timothy  Mugerwa.

YEA 2012