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!

The Bell Is Ringing

I was a freshman at university when Makerere celebrated 90 years of her existence. One of the activities done to mark off the celebrations were a series of lectures on different topics. However, the main public lecture which filled the main hall to overflowing capacity was the one where Dr Martin Aliker was presenting his. We all sat straight up, the senior citizens, the teaching … Continue reading The Bell Is Ringing

On Retirement, Livingstone Mukasa shares

Growing up in the slums of Katwe, Livingstone Mukasa promised himself to live a different life from that of his father. His father came from Masaka to Kampala to make ends meet. He settled in Katwe only to be joined by his son Livingstone who was joining secondary school in 1992 at St Joseph’s Nsambya. As a teenager in a slum environment, Livingstone promised himself … Continue reading On Retirement, Livingstone Mukasa shares

Uphill to the Sipi Falls

Forget about Mbale. Kapchworwa is beautiful. It is serenely quiet, green and cold. It is raised on high and waltzes thick with life. The hills and the rounding corners are nothing compared to the clean air that runs through your nostrils from the time you cross the line after Sironko that point when your eyes can afford to zoom in the sight of the waterfalls … Continue reading Uphill to the Sipi Falls

On a mission for a Sipi Falls Excursion (Part 1)

One thing with group travels is the chaos that never misses. There is always that one person who delays the rest of the group as they give disjointed excuses, “I’m on a boda”, “I’m stuck in traffic”, “My shoe has a flat tyre”, “I forgot my wallet,” “I thought departure was two hours form now”. Somehow the excited crew always finds the patience to wait … Continue reading On a mission for a Sipi Falls Excursion (Part 1)