Hey guys, if you have been following me on social media, you must be knowing that every year I host thousands of young people in Iganga at The Hangout UG for the international youth day celebrations; Iganga Youth Day. This year 2018, I’m again inviting you all to join us in Iganga on 11th August at Iganga District Headquarters. We are also inviting all youth led organisations and companies around the country to join us. Youths will have the opportunity to present themselves, talk to people face-to-face, and leave lasting impressions.
For you guys running projects and companies, this is a great opportunity for the Youths to know more about what you do. For example, what kind of opportunities they offer to graduates and jobs your company will offer in future. This is also a great networking opportunity among the youths themselves and can be a great facilitation tool to future collaboration!
About Iganga Youth Day
Over the past two years The Hangout UG has been organizing Iganga Youth Day under International Youth Day, discussing the given themes from the United Nations. This year, with support from Balloon Ventures and Africell, we are organizing this event again. Putting young people together and giving back to the community.
The theme for International Youth Day 2018 is: “Safe Spaces for Youth”
Youth need safe spaces where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves. While there are many types of spaces, safe spaces ensure the dignity and safety of youth. Safe spaces such as civic spaces enable youth to engage in governance issues; public spaces afford youth the opportunity to participate in sports and other leisure activities in the community; digital spaces help youth interact virtually across borders with everyone; and well planned physical spaces can help accommodate the needs of diverse youth especially those vulnerable to marginalization or violence.
Donation to Iganga Main Hospital Paediatrics Centre
The Hangout has for every commemoration carried out community service and this year intends to visit Iganga main hospital Paediatrics Centre to share baby porridge and other baby products. This comes as a result of the organization being a great pusher of the global goals.
On Friday 10th, we will have camp fire with BBQ with a group of young people to share and network together before the event. More activities will be organised from morning and through the day. Companies are encouraged to come on Friday to get involved in pre-events and activations.
On Saturday 11th, The main event will start with a match to the hospital with a band to present the donation. After, we will head to the main venue for speeches, discussions and more engagements with youths.