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Bigirimana Releases New Book on Youth Empowerment

Pius Bigirimana

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender, approved rx http://charlieacourt.com/wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php Labour and Social Development, diagnosis http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/count.php Pius Bigirimana, has released yet another book which he said would address challenges faced by the youth in developing counties.

“The Book does not purport to have all the answers. However, it resolutely presents a serious development model to address issues peculiar to a key population, namely, the youth,” said Bigirimana in an interview with ChimpReports on Monday.

Titled, “Youth Livelihood: A model for Empowering youth in the Developing World,” the book has since received copyright from the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

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Bigirimana’s latest literary work comes against the backdrop of another book titled, “Corruption: A Tale of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, My Experience in Fighting Corruption in Uganda’s Public Service.”

According to the book’s preface which ChimpReports has read, Bigirimana contends that “any country’s future is invested in the next generation who are younger, more energetic and more malleable to the forces of existence.”

Credited for transforming lives of hundreds of youth though the widely-publicised Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP), Bigirimana said, “Once equipped with the resources and value systems, the youth carry the torch of their forefathers into the next years” and that, “Failure to equip this population is careless abandonment of a huge responsibility.”

There have been many approaches implemented all over the world to address the enormous and numerous disadvantages youth encounter day-to-day.

The Permanent Secretary said his book offers a “fresh approach to socio-economic development for the youth by explaining realistic and practicable interventions that are applicable in many settings.”

The knowledge this model brings to the fore, he argues, is unique and novel, on the account of promotion of a demand-driven approach that focuses on the youth themselves.

He said the demand in the approach is premised on youth coming together based on similar interests in particular activities in their efforts towards self-improvement.

Bigirimana also exhaustively discusses the usage of revolving funds that are repaid by the youth, saying, “The blue-print is not a model for donating funds but one for moving them from one group of recipients to another.”

The book also puts into consideration the waiver of the requirement for bankable collateral from youth beneficiaries and instead incorporating co-guarantorship among project members at the point of loans application.

The model looks at the waiver of interest on the loan if repaid in one ear and the inclusion of a fixed five percent surcharge to account for inflation in case this period is exceeded during repayment .

“This keeps the value of the money the same time at any given time,” he observes.

The book presents an agile, compact and easily reproducible and customisable approach to youth social-economic empowerment.

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