The FRA ended the month of January on a high note – participating in the 9th Annual Hip Hop for Society. The event took place in Nsamba at the Sharing Youth Center, and was hosted by Breakdance Project Uganda, a Kampala-based organization that uses hip-hop as a means of building capacity and confidence in youth across the country. The event itself is a showcase of local talent, including many of the participants of the Project.
With the theme of “Collaboration,” FRA participated in the event by manning a booth, in order to engage youth and better understand how they see themselves in the agricultural sector. Secretariat staff represented the Alliance throughout the daylong event, spreading her mandate, while learning from the participating youth how they see the agricultural sector and what they think should be done.
In addition to the booth, Secretariat intern, Emily Kennedy gave a talk on the importance of youth in agriculture. She spoke mainly of the pressing issue of the disinterest of youth remaining in the sector, while also noting that young voices needed to be heard. She encouraged event participants to talk and share information and ideas.
This was an excellent opportunity to reach a wider audience and network with other organizations interested in the welfare of youth. FRA looks forward to future opportunities to work alongside Ugandan youth.
Food Rights Alliance