TotalEnergies EP Uganda Reaffirms Commitment to Youth Empowerment and Education

Philippe Groueix, the General Manager, TotalEnergies EP Uganda

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  • TotalEnergies EP Uganda has reaffirmed its commitment to youth empowerment in Uganda, celebrating over a decade of initiatives that support education and skills development. General Manager Philippe Groueix highlighted the impact of their programs on nearly 3,000 beneficiaries, contributing to various sectors in the country.

KAMPALA, (Examiner) – French oil company TotalEnergies EP Uganda has reiterated its dedication to expanding opportunities for Ugandan youth, fostering their ability to make meaningful community contributions.

This pledge was reaffirmed during the celebration of over a decade of youth inclusion and educational initiatives in Uganda.

Since beginning operations in 2012, TotalEnergies EP Uganda has launched numerous youth-focused programs that have bolstered the nation’s skills and labor market, aligning with the Government of Uganda’s educational objectives for capacity building and knowledge transfer.

These initiatives reflect the company’s corporate social responsibility pillar of youth inclusion and education, and they support the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on Quality Education.

At an event attended by over 200 beneficiaries, Philippe Groueix, General Manager of TotalEnergies EP Uganda, emphasized the company’s commitment to youth empowerment.

“With our deep-rooted presence in Uganda, our aim is to create shared value. We believe that empowering youth to actively engage in their communities significantly contributes to this goal. We are delighted that many of our nearly 3,000 youth and education program beneficiaries are greatly contributing to Uganda’s development across various sectors including the multi-energy industry, health, and telecommunications,” Groueix said.

“We are honored to create opportunities for young people to succeed. As a tribute, we are launching a campaign to highlight the achievements of young individuals we have supported and their contributions to their communities and country.”

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TotalEnergies EP Uganda’s youth empowerment initiatives include Ordinary and Advanced Level scholarship programs for scholars from Tilenga project districts, internship and graduate trainee programs, vocational training and certification, international postgraduate scholarships, the Tilenga Academy Training program, and partnerships with academic institutions for knowledge transfer.

Additionally, the company has trained over 250 Ugandan government officials in various disciplines.

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