|The Butterfly Project in 20212021 was a lean year for our young social entrepreneurs, as we were unable to operate our training programme until late in the year, but our young people surprised us with the many social projects they have been undertaking this year:All C4 cohort members passed their O levels and will progress to A levels in our school in 2022.Suzan (C4 cohort) has become a regular presenter on a Pader Radio station, as she has been championing issues related to youth in the districtInnocent (C4 cohort) has been developing a biogas installation in his home area. Thanks to Dr Angela Bywater from Southampton University for her support.Jacob (C5 Cohort) has been evolving his Young Engineers Project, starting to sell toys that he and his members have built|
|Janet (C5), Mercy (C5) and Mary (C4) have been working on a project to empower girls in Omoro and protect them from the prospect of early marriageIvan (C5) has been running debates in Omoro in the area around the new school. Earlier this year, he was teaching basic skills to mothersArnold (C3) has been teaching boardgames to kids at our Kampala centreRose (C4)continues to develop her rice-growing cooperative in Agago districtStephen (C5) became the athletics coach for the Omoro Platinum League team, which were second in the eventPatrick (C3) helped install the solar power at the school and launched a training project to teach children in Kampala how to programme|
|Rose and her rice co-operativeGraduates (C1 and C2 members)Some of our early members graduated this year and many others have started university.Charles (C2) completed a FIrst Class Degree in Economics and joined as a trainer at “Teach for Uganda”Francis (C1), who continues his Sports Science Degree, is training youth in athletics and planning to relaunch his Slum Run in 2022. He as established a youth action for climate change group called “The Butterflies” on FacebookPhilip (C1) completed his Degree in Social Enterprise at Ashoka University in India and will soon start as an analyst at an investment agency that provides consultancy to USAID|
|Gilbert (C1) completed his first acting and singing tour in Nairobi and now plans to open a restaurantPeter (C2) nears the end of his Degree in Medicine and is working on a rural General Practice projectBarbara (C3) started her law degree at Kampala International University and is supporting herself with a rice businessMansoor (C1) has started up a music studio to support disadvantaged women and nears the end of his degree in JournalismThis year Brian (C3), Joseph (C3), Kenneth (C3) and Daisy (C3) will start their university courses.|
Ben Parkinson, Director, Chrysalis Uganda
This lecture was the second in an annual series and took place on the 100th International Co-operatives Day. Its aim...