Pieces of me by Catherine BAGYENDA

The new shorter Oxford English dictionary dfines a piece as “a small part of a material thing, any of the distinct portions or objects of which a material thing is composed”. There are pieces of everything and each and every one of us has their own. They build up the components of who we are. Sometimes our pieces are scattered and they do not make … Continue reading Pieces of me by Catherine BAGYENDA

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

ADAVERA

There comes a point in life when one is pushed to the corner and the only way one will live is if they leave. This is what happens at the island of Adavera in the Nvaleroah household. The death of Edward Nvaleroaah brings with it episodes of other forms of departure. Edward, is a loving father to his three daughters; Anidanta, Nohana and Lucy. His … Continue reading ADAVERA

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

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