Peer counselling and mediation Workshop. Thika-Kenya

Every day we are surrounded with several conflicts, BIG or small ,if not handled well the PEACE that we all cherish in society can be dim or not be felt any more. A people that desire this PEACE will stand for it. Even youths of all ages can mediate to restore the balance and PEACE that was once lost.It’s never too early to restore mutual understanding but it can be way too late if left at the expense of TIME

Mengo ss,Ugandan tean team in Norway for Elimu

                                                                This week am in Norway and staying in Rjukan for two weeks.My high school and Rjukan Upper school in Rjukan,Oslo have been engaged in an exchange program that is sponsored by Friendship North South for over five years now under a program name “ELIMU”

This program is based on sharing culture diversities,appreciating differences and embarrassing similarities and also on skills and knowledge sharing.

Every years the program takes place we work on a theme and the theme for this year is”Human Dignity”

.My school Mengo senior school has sent six teenage ambassadors accompanied by a female teacher and the head teacher himself.
Tomorrow we get to meet the rest of the students of Rjukan and then the program is fired up……….

YEA 2O12 Host Committee Check in.

YEA Team checks in

YEA HC Checks in

Today the Host commitee checked in at Ridah Hotel in Mukono at 12:30pm

to make final touches for the assembly which is officially starting tomorrow

( Wednesday 1st August) with the arrival of delegates from Uganda, Kenya,Norway

and Tanzania to the venue.

 Finally YEA-2012 is  here…………watch the space.
World changers are here to Colour their World!

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.



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

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!!

The YEA Newsletter…First edition

YEA Newsletter - 1st EditionYEA Newsletter

Here is the newsletter that the information team put together with the input from the whole committee. Congratulations to them.

Feel free to give feedback and pin point areas that need improvement.

The team is already working on the second Newsletter. Please contribute as much as possible.

Are you the captain of your boat?

Self leadership is about is being captain of your own ship by influencing and promoting your personal development, motivation and quality of life. It is leadership from within. It involves developing self-reflection and awareness, making personal choices and decisions that contribute to personal development. it takes place in interaction with others.

Added Mr. Baguma’s presentation on Communication

I have added Mr. Baguma’s presentation under programme\ speakers . You will also find Seth Mazibuko’s “change starts with me” quote on the same place.

YEA 2012