Donnas Ojok on Rise Up Hub, A Refuge For Refugees

Every story begins somewhere. So does RISE UP HUB a story of renewed hope in the lives of refugees living in Kampala, Uganda. Donnas Ojok was tired of repeating himself every time he attended some of the high level consultation meetings on, among other items on the agenda, the issue of refugees. Often, the conversation came up and a lot of time was lost on … Continue reading Donnas Ojok on Rise Up Hub, A Refuge For Refugees

Maria Birungi Kakinda, Honing a Writing Career

There is a story that every writer tells. It is one which only comes out after much pushing. It is often told last in a soft tone without revealing a lot of details. To some who have writing buddies that is the only place where these stories are shared. For others like Maria Kakinda, the story stays with you. You scroll through the phone as … Continue reading Maria Birungi Kakinda, Honing a Writing Career

Benjamin Rukwengye on building Boundless Minds

There are so many reasons why people lose sleep at night. For Benjamin Rukwengye, the state of education in the country and the results it produces consume a number of hours of his night.  “What were you doing at 19?” Benjamin asks me as we sit down for a conversation on Boundless Minds, a social enterprise he founded three years ago. You know you have … Continue reading Benjamin Rukwengye on building Boundless Minds

MAN ON TOP

Scrolling through social media, one cannot fail but notice a headline or post of something wrong a man has done. With the advance of social media, men’s acts have been brought to question of their authenticity and intent. Man’s actions have questioned in his position as a father, brother, boyfriend, friend or work colleague or boss. This gave life to the hashtags #MenAreTrash and #MeToo. … Continue reading MAN ON TOP

25 Years of Watoto Children’s Choir

Not even the early evening downpour would dampen the mood of the event. Many people turned up to celebrate the 25 years of Watoto Children’s Choir at Watoto Downtown. A journey that started in 1994 was now a silver jubilee long. If there is a thing as living hope, then it is the story of the Watoto Children’s Choir. The idea of the choir came … Continue reading 25 Years of Watoto Children’s Choir

But, for the sake of staying in school, KISOBOKA!

* This story begins in the middle* *** At that time the team had succeeded in convincing three schools to come on board, two in Lwengo district and one in Lyantonde district. In each school they introduced the YOUNG SAVERS CLUB for the children in school and the SCHOOL COMMUNITY BANK for the parents. “As Kisoboka, our biggest interest has always been a mind shift … Continue reading But, for the sake of staying in school, KISOBOKA!