The Problems of Youth in Uganda

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AN EXTENDED ESSAY OF THE PROBLEMS FACING THE YOUTH OF ST MARK CHURCH OF UGANDA KAMULI PARISH

BY

ISABIRYE DAVID

J11/DTH/UMSN/003

AN EXTENDED ESSAY SUBMITTED TO BISHOP TUCKER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND DIVINITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF A DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY OF UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY.

DECLARATION
I Isabirye David, hereby declare that this is my own project of extended essay and it has been done basing on the review of literature (opposing view) from various authors and their ideas and thereafter critically analyzed. It also has a variety of my arguments that makes of a complete document. This extended essay has therefore not been submitted as a fulfillment for any other diploma other than the fulfillment for the award of diploma in Theology of Uganda Christian University.

Candidate’s signature …………………………… Date………………………… Supervisor’s signature…………………………. Date…………………………..

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I thank God for enabling me to successfully complete this project. Special thanks to my supervisor Rev. Wilson Kiseka who sacrificed time to provide advise, support, encouragement and for having been there for me throughout the project.

Great thanks go to my beloved mother Loy Wanyana and Grand Parents Rev. James Katalo and wife Deborah Katalo for having provided all the financial support needed throughout this project and lastly to my dear brothers and sisters who always gave me support in this project.

My God bless you all!

Isabirye David

DEDICATION
This extended essay is dedicated to the Almighty God for the gift of love, life, strength and care throughout. To my mummy Loy Wanyana, my dear sister and brothers especially Joseph W. and Kenneth W. who took the initiative to guide me all through the project. You always be remembered.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS

Despite the efforts done by the Anglican Church of Uganda in improving the spirituality of the youth, many challenges remain to the people especially the youth of St. Mark Church of Uganda Kamuli Parish no concerns have been put to the youth because Church leaders and parents together with the community members have come out to lay strategies to solve the problem that the youth victims of. This is why this extended essay is to awaken the community and combat the youth to go and fight these problems which have brought long life effects on this generation.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of the study was to examine the problems facing the youth in St. Mark Church of Uganda Kamuli parish the study was promoted by observation of acts of individualism characterized with anti-social behaviors where many youth indulge in drug abuse, rape, theft alcohol consumption. Specifically the study sought to assess the causes, effects of the problems facing the youth in St. Mark Kamuli Parish. Across sectional survey was designed in gathering data and a total sample of 78 respondents including the youth, church elders, mothers and fathers union, youth leaders was used. The primary data was collected using a structured questionnaire and interview guide. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected.

Therefore, emergency measures such as sensitization and education of parents, church workers, listening to the youth, balancing their needs with the Church are needed. These will contribute to the presentation of poor diet in the area observed.

INTRODUCTION
The study was intended to examine the problems facing the youth in St. Mark Church of Uganda Kamuli Parish. Given the reference
Much has been written about youth culture and some of us reckon we are beginning to understand it. In the world of music, sports, media, excellent work has been done, we know how to relate to teenagers. We know what they like; we know what they don’t like. We know how to amuse them, and sometimes we think we know how to reach out to them (Mark Ashton 2010)

Many young people today are...
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