Withdraw from 1.33 billion shillings project

CPAR Uganda notifies the general public that it has prematurely ended its partnership with School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA) when it withdrew from being an implementing partner for the project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda,” which received a grant award of GBP 298,658 (about 1.33… Continue reading Withdraw from 1.33 billion shillings project

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

Contributing to fighting Covid-19 in Lira City

On Friday, 30th July 2021, on our behalf, seven young adults who are benefiting from our mentoring programme and are stationed in Lira City, delivered our CPAR Uganda gift towards the fight against Covid-19 of 100 litres of liquid soap and 500 face masks to the Lira Resident City Commissioner (RCC). Our gift was very… Continue reading Contributing to fighting Covid-19 in Lira City

Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

At first, I didn’t see how dangerous the covid-19 virus was. I was seeing from TV how Chinese were suffering and I thought it would not reach us in Uganda. When wave two came in I got scared seeing our people dying.  But I felt a bit encouraged because I had gotten my first doze… Continue reading Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

I got my first doze in May 2021, after so much persuasion from my dad. I remember he told me one morning not to come back to his home if I don’t go for vaccination. He insisted that I should bring him a card for evidence that I had been vaccinated. He also said the… Continue reading COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

My father inspired me to go for coronavirus vaccination.  At first, I was scared because some people kept saying the vaccine could kill you. And also listening to complaints people had about it. A lady in a WhatsApp group, for example, shared her experience in the hospital when her mother was vaccinated and she said… Continue reading Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

Young adults not engaged in Covid-19 vaccination drive

Government has been advocating for mainly essential workers and those in a particular age bracket (50+) to get the vaccination. This may have made many young people to have little interests in looking for Covid19 vaccines. Within our research area, Lira, I asked some young persons and they said their parents went and for them… Continue reading Young adults not engaged in Covid-19 vaccination drive

Culture shouldn’t be ignored in Covid-19 vaccination

Young people who went to get vaccinated in Lira City said that the rooms in which the vaccine is administered have no privacy - it’s like a hall with over 20 people and you can find men bare-chested as they unbuttoned their shirts to receive the injection on their shoulder. This is bad. The hospital… Continue reading Culture shouldn’t be ignored in Covid-19 vaccination