Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

We are excited that some of the innovators participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project have specific intentions to engage in agri-business throughout a value chain. One of them is Isagara, who is originally from Kijunjubwa Village in Masindi District, is married in Acholi and is a resident of Pece Vangard… Continue reading Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

Living within your means is the way to go

The 24 days training, Module 1: Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda of CPAR Uganda’s project: Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty, was indeed a great one. Other than making new friends, me personally I gained a lot of knowledge. First on the balanced diet aspect, I was able to realize that my small family… Continue reading Living within your means is the way to go

Learnt to save, will not waste money again

Am so grateful for the training we were given – Module I: Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda of CPAR Uganda’s project, "Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” If there is something I really lacked then it was a saving culture. How I wished I got the knowledge before completing school, am sure savings from… Continue reading Learnt to save, will not waste money again

Livelihoods devasted by COVID-19 pandemic

 I am honored to be part of the young adult innovators benefitting from CPAR Uganda’s mentoring program. Photo credit @ Norah Owaraga The Savings culture that we learnt during the training bore fruits when we started a savings group, the “Innovators Savings Group”, but due to the lock down (COVID-19 induced locked instituted in March… Continue reading Livelihoods devasted by COVID-19 pandemic

Generate savings by minimizing expenses

I really appreciate the training that I and my colleagues had in January 2020 (Module I – Understanding Poverty in Rural Uganda of CPAR Uganda’s Project: Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty). I have tried my best to minimize my expenditure to give me chance to save, but also having a happy life amidst… Continue reading Generate savings by minimizing expenses

Education should be about teaching life skills

In January 2020, before COVID-19 hit Uganda and forced us into a lockdown, CPAR Uganda had the opportunity to launch our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty” for which we are online fundraising in partnership with the GlobalGiving Foundation. As lead mentor, it is exciting that knowledge that I prior acquired in the… Continue reading Education should be about teaching life skills

Adoch Deborah Komakech Joins Mentoring Programme

We are delighted to welcome Adoch Dorah Komakech onto our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” She will effectively begin here journey with us on 7th January 2021 when she will participate in a training session on cash flows that will be facilitated by our lead mentor, Norah Owaraga, at our Lira Learning Centre from 7th to… Continue reading Adoch Deborah Komakech Joins Mentoring Programme

Alum Vicky Joins Mentoring Programme

We are delighted to welcome Alum Vicky onto our project: "Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty." She will effectively begin here journey with us on 7th January 2021 when she will participate in a training session on cash flows that will be facilitated by our lead mentor, Norah Owaraga, at our Lira Learning Centre… Continue reading Alum Vicky Joins Mentoring Programme

Optimistically Planning Post COVID-19 Recovery

Yesterday, Monday, 23rd November 2020, Owomugisha texted me through Facebook Messenger. “Because of knowing you I am a happy owner of 70 turkeys, which I would not have bought without your connection. I even have ducks clucking away. Last week I harvested 5 acres of Hibiscus. All this I did during the COVID-19 period. I… Continue reading Optimistically Planning Post COVID-19 Recovery

Lesson for Success #05: Creativity

During our wedding 10 years ago, a mysterious agent gave us a little but very uniquely designed tea pot. It’s the present we keep talking about. The very sight of it made us take more and more tea. Such creativity - the competency of conceiving and selecting innovative strategies and ideas for your organization –… Continue reading Lesson for Success #05: Creativity