His was a burning desire to transform a village. From his childhood, there are things he observed that were not going right he promised himself to right the wrong someday. He did not know how long this would take him. All he kept was the little faith. First was the injustice at his own home. From domestic violence between his parents to his sisters dropping … Continue reading #ThePowerOfOne: Dr. Jackson Kaguri on Grandmothers Transforming Lives at Nyaka
Recently, a Thursday midmorning found me at the office premises of the Gorilla Conservation Coffee (GCC) at Kiwafu, Entebbe. Curiosity had pushed me to have a conversation with Dr. Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka, the CEO and Co-founder of GCC to learn about their work as a social enterprise in the coffee business. Upon getting there, one thing struck me; the writing on the wall. If the … Continue reading #ThePowerOfOne: Dr Gladys Kalema- Zikusoka on Conserving Gorillas, One Sip at A Time
A reader’s review On the book cover is a dirt brown clay pot with a devastating crack that possibly renders it useless for holding water, but does nothing to take away from its beauty. The inscription on the 2nd page of the book lets us in on Asinde’s interpretation. It’s a play on crack-pot: a foolish or eccentric person. It is a quote from … Continue reading Regina Asinde on SHARDS OF BROKENNESS
To err is human. That is one thing we cannot take away from ourselves. We set rules for ourselves and break them at a breakneck speed. It is human. It is natural. Trouble begins when we live in denial. The denial that can alter the way of living. That in our living close to righteousness, we are prone to err. Take for example the way … Continue reading What Are You Doing With The Literacy You Have?
Since the coming of the colonialists, local languages have been disadvantaged. Local languages were made insignificant and inferior as it was prestigious to learn the colonialist’s language. This was the case in almost all countries that were colonised. Those that did not go to school looked inferior to those that did. This kind of situation began in the pre-colonial era and was upheld in the … Continue reading THE PLACE OF RESEARCH IN LITERACY
Sometimes we get used to doing the wrong things and somehow it becomes like the right way of getting things done. Twenty two years ago, the government introduced the Universal Primary Education (UPE), a big project whose objective was to have every child accorded an opportunity of attaining primary school education. Ten years later in 2007, the same government rolled out the Universal Secondary Education … Continue reading How literate are we with our languages?
A first time visitor to Uganda once remarked, “I can’t wait to get to Uganda so I can also use the word banange. All my Ugandan friends use the word and each uses it differently.” The word banange is a Luganda exclamation that can randomly be used to express awe, excitement, amazement, wonder, and other emotions. It is this exact banange feeling that you get … Continue reading Banange, Manchester Happened!
It’s not an everyday encounter that one will bear before the public and let out the secrets that have for forever lounged somewhere in the crevices of their heart. While at university, our creative writing lecturer always argued that all form of writing has a membrane of fiction underneath it. To him, the writer chooses what they want their reader to read not necessarily what … Continue reading Hope Babigumira on NO MAKEUP ON
Kampala, Uganda On a lazy Saturday morning when all you want to do is sit back and unwind, there is one place you would rather be. The Kampala Book Market. Running for now its 17th edition, the Kampala Book Market is a community market where book sellers gather to make book sales. It is the place where book readers meet with the different book sellers … Continue reading Have you been to the KAMPLA BOOK MARKET?
Get closer to Roland and you will realise this Doctor’s son is a shy man. Of course, it is only natural that you deny the very thing for which you are told you are. He does just that. Yet behind his shy self are the dedicated hands that are always working things out. To many, he is the tech guy, to others, he is the … Continue reading Roland Byagaba On MUWADO & Following The Dream