The Observer (Kampala)

11 December 2012

Uganda: U.S. Mission Empowers Youth

Last month, US Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi formally launched the Ugandan chapter of Generation Change at Hotel Africana.

Generation Change is a global network that identifies and empowers young change makers in Muslim and interfaith communities, to collaborate with peers on community-based service projects. The programme is an element of the US Mission in Uganda's comprehensive youth outreach initiative.

"I know that by working together, we can develop interfaith cooperation and dialogue in our common pursuit of justice, progress, tolerance and respect for the dignity of all human beings," Ambassador DeLisi said at the launch.

The launch followed a two-day training, which included sessions on collaboration, networking and team-building activities, among others. The Ugandan chapter includes 20 youths drawn from different organizations that promote interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.

Participating organizations included the Haven Anti-Aids Foundation, Youth Media Monitoring Initiative, Uganda Interfaith Youth Network and the Somali Youth Action for Change.

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