Mak-RIF project – CHUSS researchers launch initiative to address moral decadence amongst the youth
Makerere University Researchers in collaboration with Family Life Network (FNL) have launched a club to address moral decadence amongst the youth. The club codenamed, “Becoming a New Generation (BANG) will among other things nurture and transform University students into morally upright people ready to steer the socio-economic transformation of the country.
The initiative follows a study that interrogated the moral values and character necessary for academic excellence, social innovations, positive mindset, attitude and behavioural change essential for national transformation at different levels. The study titled “Rebuilding The Moral Infrastructure of the Youth in Uganda: Nurturing A New Generation for National Transformation” was done by researchers from the School of Women and Gender Studies and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Makerere University in collaboration with officials from FNL.
Members of the research team included Dr Peace Musiimenta, Principal Investigator; Dr Brenda Boonabaana, Co-Principal Investigator; Dr Amos Ochieng and Dr Ivan Twinomuhwezi.
The study was supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovations Fund (MakRIF). The major objective of the study was to assess the prevailing opportunities and constraints pertaining to nurturing and equipping the youth with the right moral character and values for national transformation.