Africa

Behavior Change is the Focus of Uganda Ministry Center Youth Workshop

Student leaders from three Kampala-area secondary schools gathered in March for Lutheran Hour Ministries—Uganda's peer education skills workshop.

In early March, Lutheran Hour Ministries—Uganda, known locally as Lutheran Media Ministry, held a peer education skills workshop for secondary students from around Uganda’s capital, Kampala. A total of 21 students from Royal College, Kampala Secondary School, and Makerere Secondary School learned to use a Christian perspective in dealing with social dangers such as drug and alcohol abuse, pornography, homosexuality and others. The workshop was presented in partnership with two other organizations, the Straight Talk Foundation and Youth Alive, as part of the Youth 2 Youth program.

Workshop leaders presented a broad view of the realities of social concerns in young people’s lives—and encouraged participants to embrace personal change and work as “agents of change” in their own schools. The leaders also helped the students develop skills in effective communication and challenged them to reach out to peers who are struggling with risky behaviors.

Victor Tugumisiriza, a student from Makerere Secondary School, thanked Lutheran Hour Ministries—Uganda for organizing the event. The seminar’s content, he said, included life-changing messages that participants would not have heard as part of their schools’ curricula. A number of students requested future events like this one.

To find out more about Lutheran Hour Ministries—Uganda and its ministry programs for adults and youth, visit www.lhmint.org.

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