Boundless Minds a Kampala based social enterprise focusing on youth empowerment and business coaching, hosted CCBA EXCO at an exhibition held at Protea Hotel on the 15th of September.
In 2020 Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda, in partnership with Boundless Minds launched the ‘Elevate’ Youth Mentorship program, a virtual youth mentorship and training platform aimed at empowering youth aged 16-25 with work ready skills in support of their school-to-work transition.
Elevate was designed to fill the gap created by the closure of schools due to the Coronavirus outbreak which deprived students in higher institutions, this innovative learning and mentorship initiative and boasts of 1,500 alumni 70% of whom are women in two cohorts.
The Elevate program mentees lauded CCBU for its support in creating opportunities for Ugandan youth under the Boundless minds transition to work program
Elve Nshuti, an elevate alumni from the 2020 cohort and now Chief Executive Officer at I-Tech Africa credited the program for teaching him about innovation with a purpose.
“When I joined Boundless Minds, I interacted with different mentors and learnt that innovation was only the beginning. I learnt that we need to solve societal problems through innovation while paying it forward to other youth.” Nshuti stated.
Benjamin Rukwengye, Founder and Chief Executive of Boundless Minds, “We are proud of the progress that this program has registered since its inception. We are extremely grateful to CCBU for the support that has enabled us to impact thousands of Ugandan youth. As part of this program, training is done primarily using The Mentor to access content in form of best practices, graphics and text, supplemented with the creation of Whatsapp groups for on-spot learning through mentorship sessions, thematic articles and videos,” he said.
Kirunda Magoola, the Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability Director congratulated the mentees upon their progress in the program.
“We are truly humbled to see and listen to these testimonials which have given us an opportunity to feel the impact that we are making on the young people in Uganda. I am excited to see the energy behind this program and its ability to sustain itself. We are inspired to do more as this is really what we are about – doing programs that are sustainable and impactful,” Kirunda noted.