Curing ignorance about TB is a challenge

In 2016, CPAR Uganda had the privilege to conduct qualitative research on the tuberculosis (TB) pandemic in Uganda. As we prepared our data collection tools and made determinations of our research maps - population for our study and the sample of study respondents, our attention was drawn to learning that we had prior taken for… Continue reading Curing ignorance about TB is a challenge

2 new development projects

Two young adults, beneficiaries of our mentoring programme, have trully come of age as innovators against poverty for their respective rural communities. With guidance from our lead mentor, our two budding innovators, did participatory action research and consultations within their respective communities and on that basis authored a project proposal each. The first one, "500 women of… Continue reading 2 new development projects

Women access to finance

500 WOMEN OF OCHELAKUR SUB-COUNTY ACCESS FINANCE project is the first in a series of projects under our RURAL DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION PROGRAMME that we officially launched this month. WE ARE TARGETING TO RAISE 10 M (TEN MILLION SHILLINGS) as seed money for establishing and growing a loan scheme fund through which 500 women will access… Continue reading Women access to finance

Welding apprenticeships

Our Rural Development Innovation Programme has officially launched this month! Please support our work by making a donation in support of "WELDING APPRENTICESHIPS FOR 25 YOUTH IN PADER." WE ARE TARGETING TO RAISE 10 M (TEN MILLION SHILLINGS) to enable us equip our Pader Artisanal Centre with the necessary machines and equipment so that Rural… Continue reading Welding apprenticeships

Tribute to the Rt Hon Jacob L`okori  Oulanya, Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda

On the 20th March, 2022 we learnt with profound sadness about the passing away of our beloved Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda, the Right Honourable Jacob Lokori Oulanyah. The Rt Hon Jacob Oulanya was friend, mentor and supporter of CPAR Uganda. Jacob only serviced the country for a short time. He was a… Continue reading Tribute to the Rt Hon Jacob L`okori  Oulanya, Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda

J. E. Okello among COVID-19 inspired innovators

The COVID-19 pandemic induced lock-downs during 2019 to 2021 reminded us of the importance of artisanal livelihoods. I am among those who chose to innovate and to learn an artisanal skill during the lock-downs. I, a university graduate, humbled myself and sought an apprenticeship with a well-established welder in a rural trading centre. On learning… Continue reading J. E. Okello among COVID-19 inspired innovators

Our reading room is open

“Do you have a test or an exam coming up? Are you looking for where to read? Is home too noisy and inconveniencing? Are you within Lira? Visit the CPAR Uganda Reading Room within its Learning Centre on Plot 5 Makerere Road, Lira City, for the best convenient place to read. It's spacious, quiet and… Continue reading Our reading room is open

Lira City TB Marathon

Our Administrative Assistant, Ms. Gladys Gladrina Awino, has just concluded participation in the 10 km Tuberculosis (TB) Marathon that was held at Lira City this morning, Sunday 13th March 2022. Pictured with the Chief Marathon Runner, the Lira City Resident Commissioner, Mr. Lawrence Egole and her fellow runners: Dr. Jimmy Ssewanyana of Lira Regional Referral… Continue reading Lira City TB Marathon

Video: End TB, talk about it

"“It is where she was working as a maid for Indians that is where she got the problem. When you are cooking their food you have to put a lot of chillies in it,” explained a mother of how she believes her teenage daughter got infected with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). This was April 2017, during… Continue reading Video: End TB, talk about it

Educated in village vs urban

In village settings, those who have attained a certain level of education are always seen as being organized in the way that they participate in doing most of community activities. And they can voluntarily take lead or else they are appointed in taking lead. For example, they are always given a role to be secretaries… Continue reading Educated in village vs urban