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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Boundless Minds launch Youth Mentorship program

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda, in partnership with Boundless Minds have launched a virtual youth mentorship program to empower youth aged 16-20 with work-readiness skills to support their school-to-work transition.

Dubbed ‘Elevate!’, the program is designed to fill the gap created by the closure of schools due to the Corona Virus Disease outbreak (COVID-19) which stopped students in higher institutions from continuing formal learning or receiving additional mentorship after schools closed.

“We believe in enhancing the communities we operate in; through education, youth development, civic initiatives and other community activities. These are challenging times and we are fully committed to doing everything we can to help in all areas. In the context of covid-19 pandemic, we have new enormous challenges for our education systems and labor markets, but also a unique opportunity for structural changes between these two worlds and positive lasting effects. We are hopeful that this program will secure young people’s transition to work as it offers a comprehensive support system that guides and empowers young people on their educational and vocational pathways,” said Melkamu Abebe, General Manager of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda.

“Considering the inevitable changes to work, employment and entrepreneurship will need to be redefined, especially for people at entry level. There is therefore, a need to create platforms that will mitigate the situation and enable students to access mentorship support that prepares them for the world of work, during this period,” said Benjamin Rukwengye, Founder and Chief Executive of Boundless Minds.

Regarding the partnership, Rukwengye noted that this partnership amplifies their vision of preparing young people for work by increasing collaboration between institutions of learning and industry.

“We are honored to partner with CCBA to offer mentorship to the next generation of professionals, entrepreneurs and social justice champions – especially now, when the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education systems and is drastically changing the future of work,” he said.

In Uganda today, there is a severe mismatch between the skills of young graduates entering the job market and the skills that employers need for today’s global workforce. An estimated 83% of the total unemployed in Uganda are youth and more than 70% of over 40,000 fresh graduates are unable to secure a job because they are unemployable. Across Africa, millions of youth lack adequate work-readiness or entrepreneurship skills and this program is one step towards reducing on the youth burden.

Participants will be enrolled on a rolling basis, primarily using The Mentor to access content in Form of best practices, graphics and text. This shall be supplemented with the creation of Online discussion groups for on-spot learning through mentorship sessions, thematic articles and videos. The mentorship period will run for 10 weeks, with the first intake running from
October to December of 2020.

Elevate! is designed to be low-cost and low maintenance so that the youth can engage in it fully online. As part of the program, Boundless Minds will take lead in administering the training, assessments and tracking engagement and participation. The talk topics will involve employees of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, professionals and Alumni of Boundless Minds.





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Zari reveals her boyfriend Shakib Cham’s age

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Zari finally reveals her boyfriend Shakib Cham’s age…

Classy socialite, Zari Hassan has come out to defend herself after facing heavy criticism, banter and trolls for making out with ‘younger boys’.

About a month ago, Zari left Netizens in wonderland after she was smoked out in a nightclub, grinding a young guy. It later came to light that she and Chap are not just friends but partners in passion.

She took to her Instagram page and confirmed their entanglement and told critics off!

“…I am free to do whatever I feel like. Life is too short. I gotta enjoy it as I’m supposed to,” the self-styled Boss Lady barks. Prior to this, she had just had a fling, GK Choppa, which ended as soon as the holy month Ramathan started.

READ MORE: Zari speaks out after video her grinding toy boy in night club surfaces

Our investigative Bazzinyi laid a strategy, specifically to uncover the identity of this lucky dude, drilling the tried and tested Zari’s honeypot.

Trust the dedicated Bazzinyi team! Within a short period of time, they had already gathered enough info about the chap.

Shakib Cham is the name of the guy, a Ugandan by Nationality, who was raised in the Kawempe slums. Apparently, Shakib’s work is to look good, smell nice, kwetega and smash loaded mamas. Numerous sources tip us that he is in his mid-20s.

However, Zari claims that Shakib is actually older than what is peddled on the social media streets. In a latest interview with a local media house, the mother-of-five trashed all the allegations that she’s molesting Shakib. She says he is a grown able-bodied chap, who is equipped with all the Zzina skills.

“Why are people mad tho? Shakib is 30. He just looks good…lol. I hear 18 year, 20 year old…molesting. Do they even know the meaning of molestation? Smh,” Zari blasted and vowed to continue making merry with her man.

Watch the two lovebirds making merry below:

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He is an old man that looks good

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Zari Hassan has revealed her new lover, Shakib Cham’s age following online slurs from critics claiming that she is molesting a teenager.

For about a month now, Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan has been back in the headlines following footage that went viral of her making out with a one Shakib Cham.

Shakib, a Ugandan city boy, is not the most popular and in efforts to know more about him, a few critics have revealed that he is a young boy raised in the Kawempe slums.



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Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy

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Swangz Avenue, an audio-visual production company has launched a creative academy.

The Academy will offer courses in audio production, cinematography, digital video editing, live broadcast, script writing, and film production, among others.

With over 14 years of experience in producing audio and visual content, Swangz Avenue will skill young creative minds with an intent to build a bridge between basic school education and the creative industry professional world through a curriculum, which is both innovative and modular, under the tutelage of industry professionals to join the immense opportunities the creative industry has to offer.

Swangz Avenue launches Creative Academy

“The sector is heavily unskilled yet the demand for quality audio and visual production is at an all-time high. We believe this skilling initiative will make a significant leap at improving the quality of productions but most importantly create jobs,” says Julius Kyazze, the Head of Business at Swangz Avenue.

All courses will employ an 80% hands-on teaching technique with the rest being theoretical assessments.

The Swangz Creative Academy has started registration for the June entry with focus on the first two courses; Audio Production & Broadcast Production.

The Academy is certified by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) under the Ministry of Education and Sports.

You can register here.





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