More than 400 youths and elders drawn from Kisoro District recently completed 10 days’ intensive training in Computer Applications.
The training, which was held at Seseme Girls SS, was the first of its kind in the district and targeted holidaymakers, school dropouts and interested community members. This pilot programme was organised by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under the community ICT training programme.
Speaking during the passing out of participants, the Head Mistress Mrs. Peace Ruzaza, urged them to utilize the acquired skills and knowledge to build their capacity and match the dynamics of the current global village.
“Cheap and free things are very dangerous; there is no free breakfast and lunch on earth. Please, I urge you to think ahead of yourselves and be able to fit in the current competitive global market other than looking for handouts. The time for handouts is over’’ said Ruzaza
Ruzaza appealed to the youths to cluster into groups and form business entities such as internet cafés or apply for more knowledge in the field of ICT equipment repairs, other than wasting time idling, gambling and just thinking of their stomachs.
She advised the youths to stop using money in activities that would lead into the destruction of their future but, instead, put much of their resourceful time into research and writing proposals to donors, and requesting for project support.