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Rock Point 256 Equips LAPs with Civic Education Knowledge and Entrepreneurship Skills.

Uncategorised • 2017-01-12 12:40:28

 

In December 2016, Rock Point 256 held a two day Listeners Action Platforms (LAPs) refresher Trainer of Trainers workshop at Arch Apartments in Kampala.

The workshop was officially opened by the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) Component Manager – Deepening Democracy Mr. Soren Skou Rasmussen, who appreciated the good impact that Rock Point 256 has had on youth from various walks of life across the country.

During the workshop on 15th and 16th December 2016, the participants were oriented on youth participation in the budgeting process. The topic was derived from one of the storylines in the 12th season of Rock Point 256 radio serial drama. Peter Bogere, a civic educator from UPIMAC, one of the DGF supported partners, clearly explained the budgeting cycle. He showed the participants at what stages the youth and other community members could raise issues and demands for inclusion in the national budget and in turn ensure accountability of the allocated funds. The LAPs were then guided on how to develop action plans to ensure they participate in the budgeting cycle. This will be the basis for CDFU to follow up during support supervision.

On the second day of the workshop, LAPs were trained and equipped with skills in making several products that included counter books, liquid soap, hair shampoo and baking doughnuts, half cakes and daddies. This activity was included in response to the youth unemployment storyline in the radio serial drama. The LAPs were extremely excited about the new skills learnt promising to put them to good use and earn income out of them.

Asuman Nololo from Kiyunga Youth Group in Kamuli district thanked Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) for always putting skills development of the youth on the forefront.

We are going to initiate our own jobs as listeners of Rock Point 256. I can’t thank CDFU enough for organizing such an event to equip us with all these skills that will enable us to stop being job seekers” Nololo said.

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