Note, JRS Dispatches No. 186
31 January 2006 - among the pilot NGOs is JRS Kitgum, in northern Uganda.
The programme of study also includes a heavy emphasis on life skills development. Topics such as coping with change, conflict, criticism, leadership and team-work skills, stress and time management, goal setting, problem solving and cultivation of positive self-image and positive thinking are taught. Attention to these skills and holistic development of students will be critical, especially for young people who have been severely affected by displacement and rebel LRA violence in northern Uganda.
The community college initiative will represent a major component of JRS' proposed activities in Kitgum, due to begin in February-March 2006.