WE AfriHug team continues its path in Eastern Africa empowering more and more Youth. After travelling from Kisumu, Kenya to Kampala, Uganda, the team met their local partners to conduct the planned activities.
First, the 3-day “21st century life skills camp” took place in the village of Monde, Wobulenzi district, from 26th until 28thof January, where WE AfriHug team had the chance to interact with approximately 60 students, teachers and trainers from different parts of Uganda. WE AfriHug team and the Ugandan partners “Love and Hope Monde” and “Vijana Kwa Africa” joined forces and made a dream come true for the community of Monde. Students, teachers and trainers from all parts of Uganda with different backgrounds came together to empower themselves with soft skills. Teamwork, Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving, Social and Cross-cultural skills were on the first place the ones that participants gained during the these days. They had the opportunity to learn through diversity with different approaches. Non-formal education activities, followed by interactive presentations on social issues but also through sports, the participants have been successfully integrated and enjoyed the “learning by doing”.
On 30th and 31st of January, a 2-day training seminar with Kyambogo University Board, Academic staff & Students took place. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with the EMA Country Representative for Uganda, Edwin Kamalha, the two days have been fruitful for the attendees. Erasmus+ offers the chance to the human resources of Universities from all around the globe to broaden their horizons and improve their knowledge through mobility opportunities and that was the main focus of the 2-day seminar, which was attended by approximately 130 Board members, Academic staff and Students. Mobility opportunities and partnerships between African and European HEIs have been discussed but the main focus was the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees and how can Ugandan students be involved. The CR of Greece, Konstantinos Maragkos together with the CR of Uganda, Edwin Kamalha gave testimonials and shared their personal experiences and benefits as members of the Erasmus Mundus family, inspiring and motivating students to apply in the future for these opportunities.