By Staff Writer
Former BigEye.ug writer and journalist, Jonah Kirabo is set to represent Uganda in a Turkish annual leadership conference, this website has confirmed.
Named LOCALINTERNational Conference, the programme gathers recent university graduates every year in Turkey’s capital city; Ankara as well as other cities in Turkey such as Istanbul among others to provide graduates with local governance training through instructions, practical governance and field visits including social activities and trips within Turkey and all expenses are covered by Turkey’s Union of Municipalities.
This will be the first time that a Ugandan is selected to attend this conference that happens every year since 2012.
An excited Jonah Kirabo took to his social media to announce the milestone saying that he owes his success to God as over 10 Ugandan’s applied for the opportunity but it was only him that was chosen.
“Proud to be the first ever Ugandan to be selected to attend the LOCALINTERNational Conference that is hosted annually in Turkey since 2012. Over 10 Ugandans applied this year but I was the only one who was selected to join the other 41 recent graduates from Europe, Asia, South American and Africa,” Jonah said in part.
He told this website that he hopes to use the skills from the conference to boast his journalism and leadership skills when he is back.
The conference will take place in Turkey between 18th – 29th August 2019.
*About Jonah Kirabo*
Aged 22, Jonah Kirabo is a recent graduate of Business Administration from Makerere University.
Despite pursing a business degree, Jonah has always had a passion for journalism and leadership. While at Campus, he worked as news reporter for several blogs and local websites including BigEye.ug and Campus Eye before joining the Nile Post where he is currently employed.
He is also a current student of journalism and media at the Kansanga based Media Challenge Initiative.
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