“I had not known anything to do with CPAR Uganda, I didn’t know where it was located. When I came here (CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre) I found a very nice place; very good group of people; and they gave us a very good local meal, which was very encouraging.”

Prof. J. C. Enon, Head of the Faculty of Education of Lira University

Prof. Enon expressed his appreciation of our CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre during the speech that he gave on Saturday, 17th April 2021, at the launch of our project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda;” which CPAR Uganda is implementing in partnership with Lira University and the University of East Anglia, UK; and which is funded by The British Academy.

Ms. Norah Owaraga, CPAR Uganda Managing Director (standing), confers with Dr. Epila Jackie of the Department of Science and Vocational Education of Lira University; and Prof. J. C. Enon, Head of the Faculty of Education at Lira University. This was during the first Team Meeting of our Challenging Categories project that was held in our Innovators Hall within our CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre.

Left to right: Ann Parlaker Gumkit, Vicky Alum, James Oplo and Stella Rose Aguti, all young innovators under the mentorship of Ms. Owaraga and who are selected to participate in our Challenging categories research and advocacy project. They were performing a song during the launch our Challenging Categories project that was held at our Lira Learning Centre. We innovated and repurposed the vehicle shed at our centre into a great seating area. The artwork on the walls is by Emmanuel Okello, another young innovator that is under the mentorship of Ms. Owaraga; and we used cow dung for the floor.

The food that is typically served from our CPAR’s Kitchen at our CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre is of the Nilotic peoples of Uganda, such as in the photo – right to left: millet and cassava ugali, cowpeas leaves cooked in groundnuts sauce, smoked beef, chicken stew; and occasionally cooking banana (matooke) that is majorly the staple of the Bantu peoples of Uganda. Our CPAR’s Kitchen is operated by our Programme Assistant – Ms. Salama Isagara Okello, Housekeeper – Ms. Anna Aber, and our Housekeeper Ms. Winnie Abeja; all young adults who our employees that are also under the mentorship of our Managing Director – Ms. Norah Owaraga. Read more about our secretariat here

Our CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre is located on Plot 5 Makerere Road, right opposite the Lira District Local Government Offices on the same side as the offices of the Resident City Commissioner and of the District Health Officer.

For booking and inquiries for our CPAR Uganda Lira Learning centre email us on info@cparuganda.com

Or call or WhatsApp our Logistics Officer – Mr. Abdul Owor on +256 772 462 015

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