By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus – Hosea Mondlane Kyomya, the President of the KIU Students Initiative for Human Rights wants to transform the lives of youths in Uganda through talent development, so that they can use their talents to earn a living.
In a virtual interview with this website, Kyomya, a 22-year-old Bachelor of Law student at KIU, vowed to help youth turn talent into employment.
"My future plans are to ensure that there is an increase in the realization of human rights in society and I would like to also exploit the potential of making talent a form of employment for various youth that might be gifted," Kyomya disclosed.
Many youth in Uganda use their talents as a means of entertainment and amusement, using it to only garner likes, comments and shares on social media, not knowing that they can turn this talent into meaningful employment.
Kyomya is irked by the fact that many leaders have been ignoring the potential of talent as a means of tackling the ever-rising levels of unemployment in the predominantly young population of Uganda, and he promises to do something about this issue.
Apart from dedicating much of his time in the lockdown to farming and writing poetry, Kyomya is currently leading the Students Initiative for Human Rights in the campaign against teenage pregnancy, where they have partnered with Kugonza Youth Impact Uganda - a Non-Government Organisation that prides in defending the rights of teenage girls and boys in Uganda.
Kampala international university Students Initiative for Human Rights is a student's association aimed at airing out students' grievances and abuse of their rights to the administration, and also represent the institution outside the campus on activities that concern students and the entire KIU fraternity.