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    The National High School Magazine Project

    Bringing together students of Second Cycle Institutions in each country throughout Africa

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    The Industrial tourism project for students

    This is essentially a career guidance program with a novel approach.

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    National Essay Competition

    This strategy is meant to engender a discussion and create an enabling environment for the discussion of this topic at the level of the students.

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AFY PROJECTS

We currently have three projects in all the countries where we operate, namely:

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The National High School Magazine Project

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The Industrial Tourism Project for Students

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National Essay Competition

The National High School Magazine Project

  • This is a major project that seeks to bring together students of Second Cycle Institutions in each country throughout Africa, and to improve their cognitive competences, preparing them both for the world of work and for academia.

  • The theoretical concept being applied in the National High School Magazine Project is the Social Learning Theory of Behavior Change Communication. This theory argues that Human Beings learn not only from their own actions and inactions, but also by observing the actions and inactions of other people, and the consequences thereof. This theory has been successfully applied in programming for Behaviour Change among young people by many renowned, international organizations, including UNICEF and other multilaterals.

    In applying this concept, therefore, students of Second Cycle Institutions will have the opportunity to observe (through reading and pictures), the actions and inactions of their peers countrywide as well as receive positive reinforcement from education authorities, who are responsible for the moral and social welfare of these students. The National High School Magazine, therefore is essentially and fertile platform for nurturing good behavior among school going youth in Uganda and other parts of Africa.

  • To provide an excellent opportunity and platform for the school going youth throughout Uganda to share ideas and interact with their peers regardless of their geographical, socio-cultural and socioeconomic limitations and also gives them a voice to contribute on important national issues, thus,fostering their inclusiveness for the development process.

    • To help students learn how to learn
    • To keep them safe from abuse and exploitation
    • To help them grow to their fullest potential
    • To inculcate a reading culture among them
    • To improve their cognitive competences
    • To prepare them for the world of work or academia
    • To complement the usual pedagogy of classroom learning in a controlled way
    • To project students’ voices on national issues
  • The Magazine comes out every year (every term), in accordance with the academic calendar of the Ministry of Education in Uganda. In Ghana, this project has the full backing of the Ministry of Education and the magazine is currently circulating in all 10 regions, reaching up to 50,000 students directly and 250,000 students indirectly.

    The National High School Magazine also serves as a platform for the stakeholders of education in Uganda to reach the students, youth and the public in general with important information on policies as well as general moral exhortation. The magazine seeks to inform, educate and empower in an entertaining way, the Ugandan youth SUBSCRIBE NOW!


The Industrial Tourism Project for Students

  • This is essentially a career guidance program with a novel approach. The approach combines the concepts of field trips with that of local tourism and career guidance to give students a firsthand understanding of industrial processes and career types in a fun and entertaining way.

  • To give students practical career guidance in a touch and feel way.

  • The following is a brief outline of how we go about our industrial tourism project:

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    1. We bring together students from different schools.

    2. Identify an industrial setting

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    3. Prepare different types of professionals to talk to the students about their work and answer questions from the students

    4. The students from different schools are mixed together.

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    5. The mixed up students are segmented into batches

    6. One by one, the batches of students are sent to the different groups of professional at work in the uniforms, at their desks, etc. to listen to them and ask questions. .

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    7. After all the students have had their turn, they get a brief entertainment session and refreshments

    8. Students are sent back to their school .

    The points above are a highly summarized version of how we organize an industrial tour.


The National Essay Competition

  • This strategy is meant to engender a discussion and create an enabling environment for the discussion of this topic at the level of the students. This is like to attract students and their peers outside school to seek more information and also make it easy for a student to ask another where he or she can get information on reproductive health without the fear of being stigmatized. Students researching for information to be able to perform well with the essay competition are more likely get a lot of information, which also boosts their interest in reading.

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    To get school going youth and their peers outside school to contribute their views on the need for reproductive health education as well as related products and services to be made more available to young people in school
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    To bring the views of student to the attention of the stakeholders responsible for their welfare, such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and the Association of Head teachers in Uganda.
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    To create an active public awareness on the need to take Reproductive Health issues more seriously by advertising this activity on national radio and television stations
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    To make the youth feel part of the process by involving them in the dialogue, increasing their ownership of this important process
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    To reward the best essays, as adjudged by the examining committee, in collaboration with corporate Uganda
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    1. Stakeholders agree on an essay topic for students of Second Cycle Institutions to write on and set out a criterion for marking

    2. The topic is announced on mass media and also on posters to be distributed in schools throughout the country. The announcements and posters are expected to generate informal discussions among students at the school level

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    3. Marking systems are set up at the district level to mark essays locally

    4. The best three essays are selected based on the set criteria.

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    5. The best three from each district are brought to the national office for the determination of the very best three.

    6. An award ceremony is held to award the best individual performing students as well as their schools. .

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    7. The award ceremony is telecast on national television.

    8. The very best article is also published in the next edition of the National High School Magazine. .

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