My problem was not only saving but also how to spend, tips Acio Sharon

“I realized that my problem was not only saving but also how to spend it too. I would just throw money without accountability but from the mentorship program I stopped doing misdirected priorities.”Acio Sharon Enon, CPAR Uganda Innovator This tip on the culture of savings that was given by our CPAR Uganda Innovators – young … Continue reading My problem was not only saving but also how to spend, tips Acio Sharon

Innovators share tips on how and why you should adopt a culture of saving

“How I wished I got the knowledge before completing school, am sure savings from my pocket money would have done something for me at the moment. I wasted money. But, as they say: better late than never,” wrote Mercy Acen after participating in the training for our first module, “Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda” of … Continue reading Innovators share tips on how and why you should adopt a culture of saving

Photos which speak to the values of CPAR Uganda

One of the major benefits that we are getting from our partnership with GlobalGiving is the opportunity to access great knowledge resources that challenge and inspire us to do better. This morning, for example, via email, I received GlobalGiving's recommended "The Best of Learn:2021"; and among them an article: "16 Practical Photography Tips for Ethical … Continue reading Photos which speak to the values of CPAR Uganda

How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker

After My Senior Six vacation in 2018, I was admitted to study clinical medicine at Gulu School of Clinical Officers and the excitement was much. Unfortunately, it did not happen as per my expectations. So, that year, I never went back to school, life wasn’t easy. My ambition was to get a job. In my … Continue reading How Ugandan youth creatively use their education – lessons from Gumkit Ann Parlaker

Formal Schooling versus our day-to-day lives – Lessons from Ms. Acio Sharon Enon

“Kole District has over 178 schools, 52 nursery schools, 107 primary schools and 19 secondary schools. Many girls in Kole District, however, drop out of school because of COVID-19 and traditional gender sensibilities that mean educating the girl child is not a priority. Sharon is a graduate teacher, yet she has failed to get employment … Continue reading Formal Schooling versus our day-to-day lives – Lessons from Ms. Acio Sharon Enon

Education and the Work Ethic – Lessons from Mr. Jimmy Ezra Okello, Innovator

"From Kyambogo University’s School of Management and Entrepreneurship to hawking plastic shoes at weekly markets through the villages of Lira and Soroti. Hanging off the side of loaded lorries like chicken on the roof carrier of a matatu, holding on for dear life, praying that neither you nor your merchandise lose grip and drop off … Continue reading Education and the Work Ethic – Lessons from Mr. Jimmy Ezra Okello, Innovator

A much needed ‘community shylock’ – Lessons from Mr. Robert Oluka, Innovator

Young and bursting with ambition, he sees himself trek the distance between Teso and Kampala, determined to only return to his sleepy little Ocelakur Village as an inspirational trendy tie, expensive suit wearing, Mortar Board clad graduate of Development Studies. He sees himself seated at the back of a trendy 4 X 4, as a … Continue reading A much needed ‘community shylock’ – Lessons from Mr. Robert Oluka, Innovator

Beneficiary Testimony – “I feel blessed to be part of this life changing journey”

“I would love to be someone and do something for my community,” this was my dream, but I did not know exactly what it was I should be or do. CPAR Uganda Ltd has done it for me by helping me achieve that dream of being an inspiration to members of my community. Gumkit Ann … Continue reading Beneficiary Testimony – “I feel blessed to be part of this life changing journey”