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Govt to support youth careers

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By RAHIMA KAGGWA

Posted  Friday, December 20  2013 at  02:00
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Government has announced that it is in the process of introducing a programme of supporting youth who wish to further their study careers.
This was revealed by Ms Monicah Amoding, a national Female Youth representative, during the internship graduation ceremony of 48 youths under the Youth Map Internship Training Programme.

Speaking at the function on Monday in Kampala, Ms Amoding said the government is coming up with a programme to provide young people with money to support their education.

Poor skills not their fault
“Young people leave schools without the required employment hands-on skills, which is not their fault as this is created by the kind of education system in the country. So this programme will help us as a nation to address our biggest challenge; job creation,” Ms Amoding said.

Recently, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Restless Development Uganda launched a new internship programme in May in which young graduates are placed in different organisations as a way of creating an opportunity for them to directly access skills required.

The four-year IYF is designed to assess youth circumstances and support promising programmes that cast youths into the African market as skilled and self-driven labour.
Ms Amoding advised young people to learn to multi-task in order to provide solutions to the problems prevailing in their communities. She advised them to always go beyond their limitations .