The leading private university in Uganda, Kampala International University (KIU) has been awarded a grant of €120,000 from the Yunus and You Foundation (YYF) to train 1,000 youths in universities, secondary schools, and out-of-school youths. This was made known by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mouhamed Mpezamihigo at a press conference attended by the top media houses in Uganda.
The project themed EBIZIBU BUGAGA (translated as ‘PROBLEMS ARE WEALTH’) is a one-year pilot project aimed at addressing these social and environmental issues by creating massive sensitization skilling and support for Ugandan youth through building sustainable businesses. The project is based on the concept of social business as coined by Nobel Prize Winner Professor Mohammed Yunus.
KIU is also one of the leading partners in the DISH project that was developed to provide access to youth and women to develop employment skills.