Skilling Adults: Sebastian’s Realised Dream

Seven years ago, a taxi stopped at Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Isingiro District, and a severely broke twenty-eight-year-old disembarked. Save for the paltry four hundred Ugandan shillings (about ten pennies) and a one thousand shillings airtime debt on his tattered phone, Sebastian Muzahura had nothing to his name. Not even the day’s meal! His host […]

Protecting the Girl Child in the Time of COVID-19

Gazing into the sky as she speaks, the emptiness in her occasionally teary eyes shows. Her words come from a place of trauma. Though carefully masked, every word is laced with pain. The little girl’s attempt at veiling her wounded soul seethes. Indeed, Mercy (not her real name), a Congolese refugee in Uganda, has known […]

In pursuit of Purpose

A Project Associate with Precision Agriculture for Development, Simon Rubangakene has always had a knack for research and the Postgraduate program he got, prepared him for just that. Started in 2009 targeting the Northern/Eastern/Karamoja regions of Uganda that was affected by LRAinsurgency and refugees, the UK Master’sProgramme has supported over 100Students to pursue Masters’ degree […]

The Value of a Master’s Degree Scholarship

“A decade of war can wipe out an entire generation of Socially and Economically able citizens.,”Anonymous. This quote is almost true for Northern Uganda that was torn apart by the LRA insurgency. Even 14 years after it ended, the effects of the war remain with the millions that were internally displaced and only returned to […]