Improved Standards of Living Strategic Direction

Our focus is to work towards contributing to the achievement of our Overall Goal (Vision) that standards of living in households of disadvantaged active poor women and men in Greater Northern Uganda – West Nile, Acholi, Lango, Teso, Karamoja and Bukedi – are improved through the participatory efforts of members of those households and through the promotion… Continue reading Improved Standards of Living Strategic Direction

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

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

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

Prof. Orach on why it isn’t enough to give learners only theoretical knowledge

As a person who has been in the education system, as a teacher for many years, the biggest challenge that we have is our university education is so theoretical. You find that training and education at a lower level might give more practical skills to people than at a higher level. Increasingly, our focus should… Continue reading Prof. Orach on why it isn’t enough to give learners only theoretical knowledge