On Monday 12th August, 2019 Uganda will join the rest of the United Nations fraternity in marking and commemorating the International Youth Day Celebrations of International Youth Day.
The purpose of celebrating International Youth Day is in recognition of the numerical strength of the young people and their importance in contributing to achieving the aspirations of state parties.
This year’s theme will be: “Transforming Education for Responsible Citizenship & Employment Creation.”
While addressing press at the Uganda Media Centre, Thursday morning, the minister of State for youth and Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi said that the theme emphasises the importance of relevant, quality education and skills in moulding a wholesome being.
“It emphasises the importance of relevant and quality education and skills in moulding a wholesome being. Our ministry is focusing on equipping Young people with relevant skills in different sectors such as sports among other activities,” she said in part.
The celebrations, like the norm has always been, will take place at various local Government levels across the country but the main national celebrations will take place in Jinja District at St Gonzanga Primary School Kagoma on 12th August, 2019, 24kms on Jinja-Kamuli Road.
Nakiwala called upon the public to attend the main celebrations which will be starting ta 8:00am on August 12, 2019.