How Nigerian, Ugandan Youths Can Collaborate to Develop Africa €“Faith Okema

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When Dr. Charles Awuzie heard a young man in Uganda was dying of cancer, he decided to do something about it.

Awuzie founded the Charles Awuzie Mentorship Program, or CAMP, to mentor young people in Africa.

The program has since grown to more than 10,000 people across the continent, and Okema Faith, a Ugandan social entrepreneur who is also an administrator for CAMP, tells Quartz she was one of those chosen to be a mentor.

Awuzie, a pastor, says he wanted to create an environment where "great minds can network and share ideas that can help the members grow."

Okema tells Quartz that many of the participants in the program started up businesses, including an IT consultancy, a pharmacy, a soap business, a livestock farm, and more.

"Some of these stories are inspiring, others painful," she says.

"We were healing together and encouraging each other.

These have helped members realize their potential and instigate a winning mentality among them, and they are doing great exploits."

Awuzie says he was inspired by the work of the young people in Uganda.

"They do this mainly through civic engagement, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, advocacy and activism, political participation, innovation and entrepreneurship, education and skill development,

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