Dr. Laury Ocen among Ugandan thinkers who write

"A society that stigmatizes other societies with the view of preserving its own values is not only perpetuating hostilities, but also alienating itself from very useful discoveries about the world beyond their frontiers." Dr. Laury Ocen. How so profound his wisdom, especially in today's Uganda when ethnic divisions are seemingly overtly intensifying. Indeed, the most… Continue reading Dr. Laury Ocen among Ugandan thinkers who write

Don’t get used to free things

My grandfather, abaa dwong Otim Raymond, is a very interesting man. He decided to add to his name: ”Gi Nono Pe Nayi”, meaning: "don’t get so used to free things." He even marked most of his assets like chairs, benches and others, with his new name, "Gi Nono Pe Nayi Otim Raymond." He did so,… Continue reading Don’t get used to free things

How hard work earned me ‘big man’ status

In 2017, I was appointed the secretary to our small clan system called ‘DOGOLA’. During that time when the Chief was making his appointment for me to be on his cabinet, some elders said: “the position of the secretary needs someone who is matured and married.” And since I was not married, those elders were… Continue reading How hard work earned me ‘big man’ status

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

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

‘Living Positively with COVID-19’

Our Innovators, you adults whom we are mentoring under our project: "MENTORING YOUNG ADULTS INTO INNOVATORS AGAINST POVERTY", are busy innovating and transforming our Lira Centre into a vibrant learning centre that may actually become self-sustaining in the longer-term. Enon's FOODS IN LAWNS PROJECT is one such excellent project that our innovators have come up… Continue reading ‘Living Positively with COVID-19’