Formation of Partnerships with Key Stake Holder’s

Prior to the start of this project, we had meetings with Hajjati Rehma Kasule, Founder President and Shamim Nabaale, Operations Manager, CEDA International on Wednesday morning September 4th  and in the evening on the same day we met with Ahmed Haji, Team Leader, African Youth Development Link. The following days we met Jaffar Senganda, Founder President, Muslim Center for Justice and Law, Had a meeting at Uganda Youth Development Link with Mr Kasirye Rogers, Executive Director, Ana Nabulya Deputy Executive Director and Mutawe Rogers, Programs Manager and lastly visited Kawempe Youth Centre and met with Ruth, Programs Coordinator. The aim was to seek knowledge and experience from PREACT funded projects and other long term youth serving organisations in Kawempe.

Review Meeting with Grants Officer

On Friday September 10th the project team lead by Muhammed Kisirisa, Centre Administrator, Kafuma Richard Assistant Centre Admin, Mugagga Brian- Finance Officer and Nyombi Jaffar, Programs Officer had a meeting with the Grants Officer  Dan Travis and his Assistant Ann Nambi at the US Embassy Kampala to revise the budget and afew things in the concept. At the end of meeting the new budget was adopted and the target beneficiaries we set between 600-800 youth.

 Consultation meetings with Religious, Local, Youth Leaders and KCCA Council

Three main consultative meetings were organised, the first was for religious leaders on Friday 20th September, the second was attended by 43 local and youth leaders from Bwaise I, II and III parishes on 27th September at the BYEC. During the meeting, KCCA’s Community Development Officer, Katungi Robert gave a keynote address in which he thanked AFFCAD and US Embassy Kampala for the initiative and called upon participants to support the project. The last was the KCCA Council meeting held on 23rd October, with all the 48 honourable councilors of Kawempe division. Chaired by the Speaker/ Deputy Mayor, Ibrahim Kamihanda. During these meetings Religious, Local and Youth Leaders were given full details of the project activities and seeked their support in mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation of activities and forging sustainabilty of this project.

 Mobilisation Drive and Beneficiary Meeting

Our 2 days mobilisation drive started on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th morning of  October, The drive traversed through Bwaise, Kalerwe, Katanga, Tuula among other slum areas with a very loud public address system announcing a meeting for the intended beneficiaries. On 13th Sunday afternoon, 220 particpants including un and under employed youth groups, parents, care takers from the above mentioned areas converged at Bwaise Youth Employment Centre.