Harriet Anena: Now that Columbia has called…

This is the third time Columbia has called. The previous times she deferred the call but this time she chooses to heed to it. To Columbia she will go. There is a place that gets engraved at the centre of your heart regardless of whether you have ever been there or not. It comes to you easily in speech, in reference and thought. Such a … Continue reading Harriet Anena: Now that Columbia has called…

William Lalobo: Of this my (Acholi) Heritage

When it comes to the things that define us; the exact things that make us the people that we are, for William OLwoch Lalobo, it has always been simplicity. It is untold joy to him when things get done the simplest way possible without having to raise any dust. In this, he has found the place to be a solution oriented person, something he has … Continue reading William Lalobo: Of this my (Acholi) Heritage

#WomenInTourismUg: Lilian Kamusiime on her Passion as a Driver, Guide and Birder

In the pursuit of enlarging our territories, we do whatever there is in our might to change the status quo. In most cases, we want things to get better. We aspire to create a difference in our lives and in the lives of those we love and care about. Many territories have been invaded, wars have begun, inventions and innovations have come up all in … Continue reading #WomenInTourismUg: Lilian Kamusiime on her Passion as a Driver, Guide and Birder

Isaiah Katumwa on Nurturing Talent and Jazz Music

For Isaiah Katumwa, it has always been about talent. Identifying it and grooming it. To him, it has always been about putting in the time to produce your very best. That is how he has managed to consistently hold his annual show for the last eleven years. Music, like food, appeals to taste. You cannot consume music whose taste you do not approve of. Good … Continue reading Isaiah Katumwa on Nurturing Talent and Jazz Music

#WomenInTourismUg: Zulaika Birungi

She did not know it would be tourism. She had studied social work at university and she thought she would pursue that line. Days turned into months and there was no door opening to practise as a social worker. During that time of the long wait, she thought of doing something exciting in tourism. She wanted something that did not require huge capital to start. … Continue reading #WomenInTourismUg: Zulaika Birungi

Neema Iyer on Why We Need To Interest Ourselves More in Research

“There are times I wake up feeling so demotivated to go to work again. On such days, I feel worn out and I think about going back to employment where I didn’t have to worry about a number of things…” confesses Neema halfway into our conversation before she pauses to sip on her drink. By now, we have disorganised the table from what the waitress … Continue reading Neema Iyer on Why We Need To Interest Ourselves More in Research

Crystal Newman on The Need To Tell More of Our Stories

“The success of the journey depends on the load you carry home,” says an old African adage. This is simply because for every journey that starts has to stop somewhere. For Crystal, her journey on radio had to come to an end 18 years later. Little did she know that, with her, she had carried a great load. The load was one of hunger and … Continue reading Crystal Newman on The Need To Tell More of Our Stories

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