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EVERY DISPENSATION HAS A PLACE

Blog by Gloria Amaniyo Lack of power is one of the challenges that have commonly haunted the urban poor communities in Uganda. The solar project is one of the capital projects of the national slum dwellers federation of Uganda which was brought with an intention of getting the local communities...

Thinking of Kisenyi in Kyebando, Bwaise I about 5.5K.Ms away from the city centre brings to mind numerous impressions. A walk around the settlement makes one realize that despite challenges of flooding, garbage and poor drainages, people around and from other settlements get together to carry out activities that are...

Huge Garbage Spot Terminated

Blog by Simon Kayiwa federation documentor Makindye Have you ever been in a crowded and dirty place like Katwe? one that makes your nose close with disgust . The sanitation in Katwe is absolutely terrible and people seem ignorant and careless. Near the retail shops and under the wooden bridges...

It is the 1st of June 2016 at 8:00 am local time I report to the offices of ACTogether located in Kabalagala a city suburb. It is my first day as an intern and am in great anticipation of orientation which I eagerly await at the reception. Luck wasn’t playing by...

Facing The Tide

Finding a good organization internship placement usually isn’t something easy to go by. Comparably, it shades a glim of light about the tight job market for which penetration is never easy a solution to which has barely proven viable. Nonetheless, lucky for me, being part of Makerere University department of...

“Can’t Beat Them…Join Them”

Great pleasure in life is doing successfully the things that people thought you could never. Meet Namata fairuzi 23 years of age a student of Islamic university in Uganda Kampala campus pursuing a degree in social work and social administration second year. A resident of Kibuli, a Kampala suburb where...

By, Ssendegeya Jonathan, Youth Documenter, Kawempe region; Kalimali settlement in Bwaise is located 5km from the Kampala central business district and has an estimated population of more than 1000 people. However, the day population of the area is much bigger due to the road side business in the zone. This...

Jinja Material Training Centre

By Amaniyo Gloria, the manager, Jinja Material Training Centre. Located on Kyabazinga road, a multi-purpose community Centre of opportunities lies, this is Walukuba-Masese division of Jinja district. Clear sign that signal the dawn of socio-economic transformation for “our generation” thinking to my-self as clouds come floating over my face in...

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