Earlier this week, a number of young people with different specialties graduated from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Uganda young leaders training programme whose aim is to contribute to the development of the political, social, economic knowledge and skills of young women and men and to motivate them to advocate for social justice and good governance in Uganda.
Among the very many graduands was Viola Anyango, the former Kyambogo University Guild President 2017/2018, a social worker and the founder of compassion Hope Foundation Uganda who put up a very impressive performance at the training.
The 8 months training that took place at Esella Country Hotel in Kiira, participants were involved in training sessions consisting of lectures, workshop, and participatory interactions which were conducted by external experts in leadership, public affairs and advocacy.
Anyango told our reporter that the forum helped her and her fellows to understand and appreciate a number of aspects including structural principles of democratic systems, constitutionalism and other approaches to development.
“Being part of the young leaders’ forum 2018 under FES Uganda has helped me to clearly understand and appreciate a number of aspects like structural principles of democratic systems ,constitutionalism, rule of law and rule by law,human rights,separation of powers,labour issues and social justice,approaches to development,public resources, the budget,advocacy,managing diversity in Uganda,peace and conflict of East Africa, leadership and ethics and lastly communication skills,” said Anyango.
She added that the journey of eight months was thrilling, worth it and amazing with lots of learning, unlearning and relearning.
“The training taught me the value of building the capacity of we the young people to enhance our participation and engagement in things that affect us especially after a deeper understanding that freedom of expression and freedom of information is a fundamental human right,” she emphasized.