First visit to Uganda a big success

In the month of June World Youth Alliance – Africa coordinated an introductory visit to Kampala – Uganda.  The World Youth Alliance team was made up of the Regional Director – Winnie Beauttah, two inter-regional interns from Canada – Stephanie Sher and Tara Mc Elroy, and Susan Nyakiamo intern from NairobiKenya.  Thanks to the outstanding effort and support from Mr. Saidi Lwanga, Mr. John Kayiwa, Miss Catherine Yiga and Dr Ada Kakembo 253 new individual and organization members signed the World Youth Alliance charter.

The team met students from Aga Khan High School, Makerere College and Makerere University.  The students were delighted to learn how young people from all the regions – Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America – are working in solidarity to make a positive change by learning to live in a manner commensurate to their human dignity, and how young people are making an impact in international policy and culture.

The WYA team also had the privilege of visiting various community development groups that are implementing the principle of promoting and respecting the dignity of the human person by supporting the less fortunate in the community through innovative schemes.  The groups included: members of Kampala Mukole Traders Association, volunteers at the Hospital Care Department of St Raphael of St Francis Hospital Nsambya, members of Mengo Youth Development Link Neighborhood and Good Governance Watch Association (NEGOWA) in Mukono and students at Teemba Study Center.

Despite coming from diverse economic, social, cultural and religious backgrounds and different age groups all who participated identified with the vision and message of the Alliance – to bring about a transformation of culture; a culture which promotes the dignity of the human person and which fosters a social climate favorable to integral human development, solidarity and mutual respect.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who co-coordinated the visit and those who participated in the activities.  We would also like to express our deepest appreciation for the kindness and warm hospitality shown to the WYA team.