By Vincentia Khakasa/Umoja Standard.
Makerere, Kampala-Uganda: On Friday the Afro-Arab Youth Council (AAYC) partnered with Makerere Red Cross chapter conducted an outreach programme aimed at giving back to the neighboring community.
The activity was fueled by Makerere University Students (under the Red Cross Chapter) who mobilized personal resources to give back to the community.
Makerere University Police Station was the starting point later to neigboring Katanga and Wandegeya areas to undertake community service and giving back.
(All in green )Dr Abbas Agaba, Secretary General of Afro-Arab Youth Council and Dr. Nansozi K Muwanga,Patron of Makerere University Red Cross Chapter & Executive Director Julius Nyerere Leadership Center (JNLC) hand over some of the materials offered to the community. Photo by Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa.
About Afro-Arab Youth Council.
The Afro-Arab Youth Council is an international youth organization formed in 2004 in Khartoum, Sudan, With H.E. Yoweri Museveni as it’s Patron. The objective was to unite the youths in the African and Arab world with common ideas.
In conjunction with the Red cross chapter, there are projects ahead as stated by Dr. Abbas Agaba of the Afro-Arab Youth Council.
Joint team ready to set off for outreach activities. Photo by Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa.
Dr. Abbas also pointed out that the youths structure has headed construction of International Headquarters that will house projects like a hotel, Office block, stadium, Leadership and Governance school a cultural heritage site then a secretariat.
Through this, there has been youths’ inclusion in parliaments with over 65 countries having youth structures.
Various on-job trainings have been provided where 5 students are taken as volunteers as a way of mentoring them into the system, in this they are opened to opportunities at the secretariat and other ministries when it arise.
Dr. Abbas implored youths to take self employment as priority. He added that they should also be drivers of regional, and international integration.
He called on leaders to provide wide platform for upcomings in the developing world to reduce cases of youths leaving for Arab countries in search for better payment in other casual jobs.