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Youth Communities are in need of people that will LEAD!
Uganda, Youth - the Community - has for a longtime been synonymous with poverty, exploitation,
displacement, corruption, early pregnancies, lack of basic skills for
development and exclusion in national and local government planning,
in-effective youth adult partnerships, non-participation of youth are some of
the key bottlenecks facing Uganda’s Youth! This is indicative of the immense
pressure on Youth on multiple levels.
Busiki LRP reviewed its Youth engagements and shifted focus to monitoring
acquired skills, supporting income generating ventures and harnessing
leadership possibilities. Prior to this,
Youth qualitative growth trends across the three sub counties that ActionAid Busiki LRP
works in had been slow but steady over the years and a number of initiatives
taken in the recent years has started yielding qualitative results.
shift kicked off on its course in 2013, but over the past year, it has been
extended to a number of strategic approaches to guarantee exposure and
information sharing as best practice. The growth trend in the last few months
has been encouraging with Youth themselves presenting ideas to Action Aid for technical
support. One particular event was the Youth Reporting and Dialogue meeting. In this
gathering, the Youth converged together to identify key actions points that
would anchor their 2014-2015 development plans. This is a key learning and
strategic platform for Actionaid as regards Youth relevant programming.
Key to note also
is the Youth Camp where the Youth got an opportunity to understand ActionAid
programming as pertains to the Youth as well as the key issues and approaches
that the Youth feel perceive as pivotal in guiding the processes geared towards
achieving the Key Change Promise 6: "By
2017, we will have mobilized over five million Youth to take sustained action
towards building a poverty-free planet".
We don't want to close our eyes because we don't want to miss another moment
Today, there is an accelerated and evidently sustainable upward growth in most Youth.
The Youth and ActionAid have decided to collaborate to further build on the
growth trajectory and set a visionary target - that of doubling young people’s
overall participation in Leadership opportunities and Local Government
programmes & processes in the coming years.
Introduction Writing proposals for funding is one of the
most crucial aspects for any NGO. Proposals are important for any organization,
as they decide the success or failure of an organization. No matter how big or
small your organization is you cannot get away from writing a project proposal.
As an NGO staff you might be aware that the primary purpose of a project
proposal is to convince the donor agency to fund your project. It is thus
important for you to write a proposal that is innovative, practical, and
methodological. Your proposal should look at solving an important
socio-developmental issue and at the same time should be appealing to the
donor. To start with lets
us first understand what is a project proposal? A project proposal is a
document that presents a logical process of solving a problem. It provides a
detailed description of the problem, the intended plan of action(s) towards
tackling the problem and the budgetary requirement for implementing the same.
This document is…
A success story shows an organization or
individual making a difference in people’s lives. It describes a positive
change and shows how that change benefits the people of a given area of
intervention. A great success
story applies the use of evidence to show the value of our interventions in
terms measurable changes in knowledge, skills, motivation, behavior, decision
making, practices, policies, social action, social, economic and environmental
conditions that derive from a cause-and-effect relationship. You can write a success story about an entire
project, program or part of a program (i.e. activity) that is particularly
noteworthy and significant in terms of results and its impacts. It may be about
an innovation, emergency response or outstanding effort. Whatever you choose to
write about, your story should show your intervention making a difference in
targeted areas. Why is it important for an Organization, Group or Individual to write success stories? • To show accountability for …
organizations have diverse philosophies about how to motivate employees and
manage teams. Some seek to create cooperation and loyalty. Others rely more on
the competitive spirit to get things done. And the truth is different
approaches can work, but it’s important to understand what kind of work
environment you’re creating with your approach. So the question is: Are you
more Maslow or Machiavelli. These two
paradigms are familiar to many, but they represent extremely different ways of
managing people. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs tells us that people have certain
requirements that have to be met before they can be truly fulfilled. In the
workplace, this theory demands attending to the needs of each employee. Making
enough money to live, job security, belonging to a team, excelling at a job,
and doing meaningful work are all motivating factors. The idea is that if
employees are happy at work, they’ll be more creative and produce more. The
Machiavellian style is very differen…