Happy belated independence day Uganda!
Sorry, I am a number of days late to this. Honey to the moon things. I got hitched a few weeks ago, will be sharing some highlights in that regard in the coming weeks but today let me share about mentorship and how it’s deeply needed for the next generation.
Uganda, who is mentoring the MEN who will celebrate your 70, 80 90, 100 independence day? How is installing values, guidance and skills in the MEN who will raise the flag and pledge their allegiance to it in the future? Who is installing these skills in these young men who the future is looking at?
The Pearl of Africa, it’s known that there is a generation of men who went without mentors because of the different wars and AIDS epidemic. But as the President says, you are now safe with no wars to take away fathers, uncle and brothers and thus me thinking that there is need to invest in the next generation of MEN. So which men do you as a country have to do this?
It should be known that even when a man has a father he can look up to, it takes a village of man mentors to raise a child. Yet men find themselves more and more isolated, without the community ties and relationships that helped previous generations learn the art of manliness. Without good examples of men to emulate, young men often get a bit lost. We have many of the lost young men with floating spirits who’ve resorted to vandalising our cars and robbing us on our gates, attacking us with iron bars. We have those that have grown up with no love at all and carry wounded spirits in their masculine bodies. Because of this emotional gap in their formative years, they have become emotionally unavailable men in marriages, fathering children anyhow with any female they came across.
My husband shared with me a study that shows that the lack of a male figure in a boy’s life increases the likelihood that the lad will perform poorly in school or get involved in crime. And beyond the obvious consequences like crime and education, this void can affect a man in a myriad of subtle ways. My husband is living proof for this.
So because he could not let others go through what he went through as a boy and as an adolescent male, he was called to Minister to the boys and give them what he never got- Mentorship. In his BOYS’ MENTORSHIP PROGRAM under his Godfrey Kutessa Foundation, he is been able to guide, train, impact and invest knowledge, ideas and views in young boys of 7 years to 17 years old. My husband has been running this mentorship program, for two years now and the impact is registered in the boys through the testimonies the parents share with him.
Uganda, every man has different life experiences and is exposed to different philosophies and worldviews. Men are being brought to their knees by different trials and many of them have given up being MEN. Others are being carried away in different joys, and have learned unique bits of wisdom. In reference to programs like that of my husband, young boys are able to focus on themselves, their God-given skills and on developing and nurturing them.
Uganda, invest in your sons.
That is your future!