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Seninde urges youth to engage in volunteerism

By Petride Mudoola

Added 31st January 2020 12:26 PM

South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding with the education ministry to start instilling the ‘education Uganda needs’

Seninde urges youth to engage in volunteerism

Operation Wealth Creation deputy chief coordinator Lt Gen. Charles Angina (left) with Rev. Dr Ock Soo Park (right) during a press briefing at Kampala Serena Hotel. Photo by Petride Mudoola

South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding with the education ministry to start instilling the ‘education Uganda needs’

 

The State Minister for Primary Education, Rosemary Seninde has urged youth around the country to engage in volunteerism.

"Not so many people take volunteerism very important. Everyone wants to do something for pay but life is not always like that. At times we have to offer our lives, energy and abilities to offer services in a way of volunteering," Seninde said.

She made the remarks while officiating at the 2020 Special Banquet with Rev. Dr Ock Soo Park the founder of International Youth Fellowship held at Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday.

"I honestly want to thank the mere fact that our people are taught that heart of volunteerism. I think it can take the country forward because money is always not there. There are times when money is not there but something has to be done," Seninde advised the youth.

This comes after South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding with the education ministry to start instilling the ‘education Uganda needs'.

The agreement is aimed at incorporating South Korean ‘mind education' or call it ‘education of the heart' approach that focuses on reconditioning learner mindsets in the Ugandan school curriculum.

Park observed that: "It all starts with the heart (man's actions). It is the heart that feeds the mind (what to dream of). And, in turn, the mind dictates our actions. So, when we have education of the heart, we control our actions."

"Most people educate the youth saying ‘don't play games or don't take drugs' yet we ought to explain to them the structure of people's minds for that reason lead their hearts," Park added.

"What we need is 10 years (to introduce education of the heart). We need to focus on children in primary schools and students at secondary level. After that we will train teachers to carry on (the education)," Park advised.

The memorandum of understanding will further intensify bilateral relations between the two countries while focusing on education, improving the health and construction sectors countrywide. 

Lt Gen. Charles Angina the Deputy Chief Coordinator Operation Wealth Creation advised the youths to wipe out the tusaba government etuyambe attitude and swap it with mindset education.

"All we are required to do is recondition how we think and perceive situations around us. Solutions that man seeks for his needs can be found within his heart, will and mind. Why wait for Government?" Angina asked.

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