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First Lady Calls On Stakeholders To Support The Emerging Leaders Programme

The Ministry of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni

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The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs Janet Museveni has called on stakeholders from Government Agencies, the Private Sector and Civil Society to support the Emerging Leaders Programme that focuses on values, character development and life skills for young people.

The Emerging Leaders Programme is an initiative by the First Lady to address the moral and ethical decadence among the youth. It aims at nurturing and empowering the young people so as to raise a dignified generation of youth, strong in stature, character and wisdom. These will then become responsible and productive citizens for sustainable development.

The programme, which is being implemented in partnership with Makerere University, Life Ministry Uganda and the Global Leadership Summit, started with students in Tertiary institutions and was piloted in Makerere University. It is a capacity building and behavioural intervention coded “The Safe Campaign”.

On Wednesday, the First Lady chaired a stakeholders’ engagement to discuss how to hold hands with different institutions in implementing the Emerging Leaders Program. The meeting was hosted at State House Nakasero and was attended by over 70 stakeholders representing institutions that focus on HIV/Aids, substance abuse, anti- corruption and the financial sector.

It was graced by the Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, religious leaders, the Inspector General of Government, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Sports, the Makerere University Council Chairperson and Vice-Chancellor. Others were representatives from Makerere Students Guild and CEOs from leading Media organisations including Vision Group’s Don Wanyama.

“I invite you to join me, as we empower the next generation to realize their unique, God-given potential and to contribute positively to our nation’s future,” Mrs. Museveni said.

“Together, let us invest in our youth, instil in them the values of integrity, resilience, and purpose; empowering them to become the ethical and responsible professionals Uganda yearns for,” she added.

According to the First Lady, the collective efforts will not only transform individual lives, allowing them to reach their full potential, but also pave the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for our entire nation.

The First Lady indicated that the Emerging Leaders Program is more than an initiative. She described it as a beacon of hope, a catalyst for change, and a demonstration of what we can achieve, when we unite around a common cause.

She lauded Makerere University, LIFE Ministry Uganda and the Global Leadership Summit in Uganda, for their unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership, in executing the Emerging Leaders Program.

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