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Kafeero Foundation Launches the Ujamaa Tribe Community

Kafeero Foundation Launches the Ujamaa Tribe Community

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Kafeero Foundation today launched its very own first community dubbed Ujamaa Tribe. The event started from 9am to 6pm at the foundation's offices in Muyenga. Kafeero Foundation is an African social enterprise with a purpose of inspiring and empowering youth, communities and economies to grow through innovation. It provides the skills and tools needed to establish a sustainable enterprise and employment opportunities. The Ujamaa Tribe collective is a community aimed at solving some of today's problems facing young youth across the African continent such as lack of access to capital and sustainable income. The event saw a large crowd of more than 300 guests attend to take part in the unveiling of the Ujamaa Tribe community coupled with live tours of the foundation and discussions ab...
Why it Rains & Kampala Jams

Why it Rains & Kampala Jams

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Almost on cue, when it rains Kampala roads become a parking lot. And this is everywhere. Every route. It gets worse when it comes to ‘panyas.’ We tend to follow drivers that seem like they know the best routes to dodge traffic jam and we all get stuck in those routes. It used to beat my understanding. It didn't make sense why the roads were so jammed every time it rained. Then, I realized something; Also Read: REVIEWS BY IAN PAUL: 2004 Subaru Forester X (normally aspirated / Non-turbo) When it rains, despite what time it is, everyone 'goes home early' that day. Even if it rained early in the morning. The assumption is, "I better leave early before this rain traps me in town." Or "I better leave early before traffic jam traps me in town." WRONG! That's what everybody else is also
The Ntunga Project: A Step Towards Empowering Women

The Ntunga Project: A Step Towards Empowering Women

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Streetlights Uganda alongside People Concern Children’s Project presented an exciting and impactful project showcase called Ntunga which saw a good number of women graduate on a Saturday afternoon last week on the 7th October. The event was filled with color and fun as it saw 7 out of the 15 women that joined the project graduate after successfully completing the program. The Ntunga Project was started as a pilot program, 6 months back in Kibuli – Kasasizi Zone with 15 women joining the program. The initiative focused mostly on empowering and reskilling women in poverty stricken areas by teaching them sewing skills to improve on their livelihoods. Also read: How to Improve On Your Memory in Daily Life Why the name Ntunga? The name of the project, “Ntunga” was derived from a
How to Run a Low-Cost Community Event

How to Run a Low-Cost Community Event

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As a community manager, you might have to plan and run a low budget event either in the beginning or midway your role. If it is your first time this might be a daunting task but we have put together these few steps to guide you on how to organize your very first event with limited funds.   1. Set clear goals and objectives. Plan and identify the targets you want to achieve with the event, you expected outcomes will help you define metrics which in turn can be used to measure the impact of your event and the return on investment.   2. Set a target audience. Understanding your audience and the number you wish to attend your event is critical knowledge that you will factor in when drawing a budget.   3. Put together a small team. More hands-on deck is ...
The Arrogance of Ugandan VIP and Police Escort Drivers

The Arrogance of Ugandan VIP and Police Escort Drivers

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The gods of Buganda, where Kampala sits must be pissed off. I could make a list of reasons why they ought to be pissed, it isn't hard to compile. Most of them would be political of course, and they would probably get me into a lot of trouble. Since we are already spiraling out of control and with Dooms Day (Tojjikwatako) upon us, I might as well. But not today. Today am ranting about something else. Some bad days take an interesting twist when you enter a clean UBB taxi, get a nice middle row seat, and your neighbor is a pretty girl who keeps tapping away on her 6 inch Tecno. It gets even better when she gets a phone call and she sounds as good as she looks. Also Read: The Boda Boda Ride to Hell In that moment, the headphones weighing heavy on your head break in Machel Montano'...