The Social Entrepreneurs and Leaders Fellowship #FarajaSELF
The SELF-Programme helps in the creation of economically empowered and socially engaged youth-led communities in Uganda from within the university system.
The program annually equips 100 youths with employable, digital skills and builds their capacities to become effective leaders. Through SELF’s engaging activities, fellows are exposed to new networks and opportunities they need to build sustainable businesses passionately dedicated to solving community social problems. These young people are supported through apprenticeships as they give back to society and develop their fellow youths through peer mentorship schemes, which have ensured the sustainability of the SELF-project. The Social Entrepreneurs’ and Leaders’ Fellowship (SELF) aims at ushering in a new breed of graduates and leaders that are equipped to thrive beyond the classroom in all spheres of life. Fellows are empowered with entrepreneurial, leadership and digital skills required for the 21st century. Their role in community mobilization, local governance, and sustainable development is also strengthened during the program.
During the program, participants are involved in pieces of training, community dialogues, exchange programs; mentorship and community service, which thereafter increase their access to information in the areas of youth policy, education, employment, financial services, scholarship, and current affairs. This year, students at Kampala International University, Uganda Christian University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Lira University and Islamic University of Uganda are participating.