By Bayan Nalubwama
The African Youth Ambassador, Mr. Issah Luyimbaazi Katungulu has advised the youths to be selfless, resilient and patriotic while serving their communities.
“Always be resilient, patriotic and selfless while serving the community,” he said.
Mr. Issah made the remarks at Batenga community in Nansana Municipality, during a charity outreach that was participated in by Konooweka Youth Program and Aga Khan School to help children of Sanyu Babies Home in Mengo and Batenga Community, Nansana with food supplies and other logistics.
The activity was organised ahead of World Food Day which is to be commemorated on October 16, 2021 under the theme: Our actions are our future.
“Service builds strong leadership skills, so it makes sense that we would want to engage more students to get out and do good work for the community” He said
Adding: The struggle comes, though, in making the switch to being excited about work outside of the classroom, managing logistics and doing authentic meaningful work.”
He stressed that using the local environment and Culture to engage and connect the young people is the best starting point for them to attend to a wider world that utilizes leadership styles involving shared planning, good Communication and the active involvement of school leaders in teaching and school activities to support a Culture of care.
On the same occasion, the Area councilor for Nansana East II B zone, Mr. Musoke Charles commended Batenga fraternity for spotting and developing the talents of the children and the youths amidst the trending challenging situations.
Nabila Aswani, the IB CAS Project team leader sharing with Batenga Community thanked the African Youth Ambassador and Executive Director of Batenga Foundation for accepting to partner with their school to implement community service programs where they learn practical skills and hands on knowledge.
Shaan Halani from Aga Khan School said that active community participation in project planning and implementation may improve project design through the use of local knowledge thereby producing a more equitable distribution of benefits and promoting local resource mobilization.