A mentor’s journey of continuous learning

As the lead mentor for our "Mentoring young adults in Uganda into innovators against poverty", as I begun to prepare my notes for a mentoring session on fundraising, I felt unsure. So, I decided to tap into the wealth of knowledge provided us through the GlobalGiving Platform.  I thought, let me do a quick refresher… Continue reading A mentor’s journey of continuous learning

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

Shame on your hand

Opening this weekend at the National Theatre, "Shame on Your Hand" is a play by Philip Luswata, which he describes as: "Reaching out equally to the men that raise ladies, as well as those who court ladies. It is reaching out as well to the women that go through the experience of being women." Philip… Continue reading Shame on your hand

Leave job correctly – technically, legally & morally

Dear Innovators under my mentorship, "YOUR NOTICE PERIOD WHEN RESIGNING," is an article that contains great advice for some of you who are conflicted for you are forced to demonstrate that you have resigned. The important lesson to be learned is that a resignation is a negotiated processes between you, the employee and your employer;… Continue reading Leave job correctly – technically, legally & morally

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

Video: TB in Uganda

β€œIt is where she was working as a maid for Indians that is where she got the problem. When you are cooking their food you have to put a lot of chillies in it,” explained a mother of how she believes her teenage daughter got infected with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). This was April 2017, during… Continue reading Video: TB in Uganda

Educated in village vs urban

In village settings, those who have attained a certain level of education are always seen as being organized in the way that they participate in doing most of community activities. And they can voluntarily take lead or else they are appointed in taking lead. For example, they are always given a role to be secretaries… Continue reading Educated in village vs urban

Lazy ‘money-minded’ youth

Some youth these days are living a disorderly and an idle way. In a way that some youth don't want to do work that takes long for them to earn money. For example, they only know "hand to month," but digging or doing other economic activities are hard. You find someone selling land to buy… Continue reading Lazy ‘money-minded’ youth