After several invitations, I finally attended an FYF meeting with a variety of people ranging from young entrepreneurs to employers, social workers and more.
I walked into Nommo Gallery – Nakasero where the group meets every Saturday at 5:30pm and found Chris Rigby – an intern at the American Embassy talking about scholarships for college education in the US and how to better sell Uganda to Americans.
Later, there was a practical business session where we were asked to think about a business to start with 50,000/= and how to grow it in 5 – 10 years.
One group decided to sell secondhand baby clothes and the other ready-to-eat sugar cane. Both agreed to hawk these items before they saved up enough to be registered and plan better.
Turns out FYF meetings are about practical solutions to Uganda’s unemployment such as starting businesses at home, improving skills, finding funds, networking and more.
At the end, everyone gets to talk about their passions, what they do, exchange contacts, share opportunities or sell products.
I too got a chance to talk about LinkmeUg and the Volunteer Program we are coming up with. It was a Saturday well spent.
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Benard Mugume – Chair Person
By Prossy Nyafono
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