CharlesNkurizaKakooza, the owner of TV and Radio 1, has had some sessions with students of UR’s School and Journalism and Communication during which hehas inspired young aspiring journalists to work hard in pursuit of their dreams.
Before startinghis media outlet a few years ago, heattendeda six-month professional course in Concept Development Course in Uganda.
In a recent session he had with the SJC second year students, he urged them to turn challenges into opportunities.
“In life, nothing comes easy. If you want it, you have to work for it, there is no straight road that leads to success,” said Kakooza.
In his session, he asked student to study with a sense of purpose as well as set cleartargets.
“It is an important thing for someone to know who they are, what they want to achieve in life, how far they are willing to go in order to achieve their dreams. Life is to know yourself. Always remember that the first capital is your brain,” he explained.
To Kakooza, creativity of the mind and innovative ideas are the main key to success.
Moreover, he informed the students that one of the main reasons he has become successful in his career is the fact that he did not let fear drive him and stop him from chasing his dreams since the best enemy of one’s growth is fear.
Kankooza reminded the students that it does not matter where someone comes from but instead he sensitised them to work hard to fulfil their tasks and that they should maximise their strength and youth and lay a strong foundation for the future.
“Start young. Start now. It does not matter if you are doing something wrong but what matters is you doing something and learning from that. Practice makes perfect and you cannot expect yourself to be good at something that you do not do daily. If you want to write, then write and share your content with someone who can correct you,” he added.
Nkuriza concluded his session by challenging the students to step out of their comfort zone and do something that will challenge them.
Kaminuza Star talked to a couple of students about what they learnt from the session.
Benjamin Babou, a journalism student, said that be learntthe importance of flexibility and ambition when it comes to handling a task.
“I admire Nkuriza and having a chance to learn from him was life changing. One thing that I will carry with me is the quote he used, Today’s challenges is tomorrow’s opportunity”,saidBabou.
Kakooza, best known as KNC, attained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from India.