The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) bring you the “Live Your Dream” Moment. This conversational platform is meant to inspire action towards a better life for young people and women and promote the well-being of the entire family. With the Live Your Dream Moment we provide a space for unique and outstanding individuals to influence positive social change among young people. These individuals are drawn from non-traditional actors/icons who include artistes, entrepreneurs and other people with followings among and influence on Uganda’s young people. During the two-hour event the icons discuss social issues by sharing their personal stories and experiences on how they have succeeded in overcoming everyday challenges – to live their dream.
This particular Moment will be held Amuru District. Join us on Wednesday 11th September at the Amuru Town council gardens. Featuring inspirational story telling from Stella Akwero, performing artist Laxzy Mover hosted by Radio Personality Simon Kakaum.
Stella is a 22 year old mechanic from Kal Village in Amuru Subcounty. The senior 2 secondary school dropout was rejected by her family when she got pregnant at 17. Stranded with her baby girl, she got an opportunity to take on technical training in mechanics. Stella made the decision to train as a mechanic because she needed a source of income and felt it was a unique opportunity for her. In her line of work as a mechanic, she has faced a lot of challenges with people doubting if a girl is able to do mechanical work. The advice she has for young people is that they should not despise or fear any work. Whenever you get an opportunity they should take it.
Aggrey is a 25 year old singer/ songwriter and Radio personality from Gulu. The award winning artist started his singing career in 2009. He has a degree in Agriculture from Gulu University. Aggrey is passionate about young people’s dreams. He is an ambassador for the “Alive with my Dream” campaign. This campaign is geared towards motivating young people to fiercely follow their dreams. It has seen him move through schools in Kitgum and Gulu to motivate students to work towards their dreams and remain in school.
The 29 year old Radio personality started his Radio career in 2008. He currently hosts a popular evening drive show on Mega FM in Gulu. He is also a final year student at Gulu University and serves as the Guild Prime minister.