‘SAWA WORLD’ CALLS FOR MINDSET CHANGE AMONG YOUTH

By Edwin Muhumuza

Youths have been urged to change their mindset in regard to tackling the unemployment challenge. With as low as 20,000 shs, Sawa World ,a non-governmental organization says the funds are enough to embark on an income generating project, if they are well trained.

The  country director, Sheila Ampumuza speaking to the media noted that the key challenge among young people is the mindset but learning from others who have made a living from little amounts of money as capital is key to multiplying the success effect.

Ahead of the 5th Anniversary at Sheraton Gardens, on the 16th,several skills will be imparted to the youth, mainly  in marketing, business planning among others, said Ampumuza.

‘Sawa World uses an innovative approach to self-empower 1.2 billion people out of extreme poverty with their own solutions. We provide large-scale access to local solutions that are created by the very people living in extreme poverty ‘ said the founder, Daphne Nederhorst .

She adds that the organization focuses on the world’s poorest countries and ensures these solutions are shared and succeed as locally created, permanent strategies that strive without any dependency on charity or international aid.

Since 2012,the organization has experienced support from local leaders, youth organizations and feels government is right in pushing for skills development.58% of the 40,000 youth reached have their enterprises still running, says the country director.