President Museveni hopes the training will help teachers to support the growing youth population
SOUTH KOREA TEACHERS TRAINING YOUTH
The government will send 100 teachers to South Korea for a one-month course to enable them to counsel young people under their care on generational challenges that come with the new era of information and communication.
President Museveni revealed this during his meeting with Rev. Ock Soo Park, the founder of Good News Mission and International Youth Fellowship who paid a courtesy call on him at his residence at the InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel in Japan.
The President is in Yokohama on a three-day official visit to attend the 7th TICAD summit hosted by Japan.
Museveni hopes the training will help teachers to support the growing youth population to change their mindset and focus on the realities of life and depend less on the virtual information and lifestyles that have led to depression and in some cases death.
Rev. Park said today’s youth do not think on their own but rely more on the internet and social media. This, he said, has led to increased suicides among youth, drugs, gambling etc.
“Our youth live without thinking. They are drinking, doing drugs, gambling and becoming more daring and dying young. By the age of 15-16, they are not scared of anything and they even kill people without fearing repercussions. They clash with authorities and many die. They will just jump in anything. We need mind education to be able to help them refocus on the realities of humanity,” he said.