TotalEnergies reaffirms commitment to creating opportunities for Ugandan youths

French oil company, TotalEnergies EP Uganda has reaffirmed its commitment to creating more opportunities for young people in Uganda to continue making meaningful contributions in their communities.

The commitment was made during the company’s commemoration of its over 10 years of youth inclusion and education initiatives in Uganda.

Since the start of its operations in 2012, TotalEnergies EP Uganda has implemented various youth initiatives that have contributed to Uganda’s skills and labour pool as well as Government of Uganda’s education sector goals for capacity building and knowledge transfer.

The initiatives are in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility pillar of youth inclusion and education’ and the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on Quality Education.

Speaking at the event which convened over 200 beneficiaries, Philippe Groueix, the General Manager, TotalEnergies EP Uganda noted that the company will continue supporting youths .

“With our deep-rooted existence in Uganda, our goal is to create shared value. As such, we firmly believe that empowering the youth to play an active role in their communities contributes greatly to this goal. We are thereforepleased that many of our nearly 3,000 youth and education program beneficiaries are contributing tremendously to the country’s development by deploying their professional and technical skills in Uganda’s diverse sectors like the multi-energy industry, health, telecommunications, among others,” Groueix said.

“We are privileged to have the opportunity to create possibilities for young people to succeed, and as a tribute to them, we are launching a campaign that will spotlight some of the young people with whom we have walked this journey and will share the various contributions they are making to their communities, and country.”

TotalEnergies EP Uganda has implemented several youth empowerment initiatives to include an Ordinary and Advanced Level scholarship program targeting scholars from the Tilenga project districts, internship and graduate trainee programs, vocational training and certification, international postgraduate scholarships, Tilenga Academy Training program, and various collaborations with academic institutions to enhance knowledge transfer.

The company has also facilitated the training of over 250 government of Uganda officials in various disciplines.

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