Ramblings

Equipping Young Conservation Warriors

Equipping Young Conservation Warriors

Most times when people say that children are the future of the world, they say it with a hint of nonchalance. They might say it loudly but they don't entirely believe themselves. They often say it just to pass time or because everyone else is saying it. No one really[...]
Camon Tracy

Camon Tracy

Not so long ago, a colleague of mine named Tracy was hounding me about her new mobile phone. She was doing everything in her power to remind me of the fact that she had a new gadget that could do a little more than the average smart phone. As a[...]
Silence is Deadly - Time to Speak Up!

Silence is Deadly - Time to Speak Up!

The average young person in Uganda has access to a lot of information, so much that one would expect that they are aware of nearly everything around them. However, rather ironically, the average young person is at the risk of living his or her life in a bubble because of[...]
Helping the Young Ones Win

Helping the Young Ones Win

For a while now, it has generally been agreed unanimously that young people are the future of the world. There isn’t much argument mostly because the chances that the older people will come back and take over are fairly minimal. And so every aspect of life has been swarmed by[...]
Tobacco Control - A Never Ending Fight

Tobacco Control - A Never Ending Fight

For a very long time now, the battle has raged on between British American Tobacco (BATU) and the good people of the Republic of Uganda. A good number of previous research findings have revealed that the company has not only created several horrible conditions for Ugandans but also led to a[...]
Hope for the Girl

Hope for the Girl

For six years now, the world has unanimously agreed to seriously discuss the plight of the Girl on October 11th of every year. After recognizing that the world’s 1.1 billion girls are a great source of all things good including power, energy, and creativity, the need to discuss their plight[...]
Ground Breaking Solutions by Young Ugandan Entrepreneurs

Ground Breaking Solutions by Young Ugandan Entrepreneurs

At a time when there is so much talk about Uganda being one of the youngest nations in the world, one often thinks about the possibilities and challenges of this era. While there are many young people, most of whom are hunting for opportunities and seeking direction in life, there[...]
Mastering Online Transactions

Mastering Online Transactions

The world, as we know it, is progressing at a pace so fast many people are struggling to catch up. Take my friend Karen for instance. She was recently introduced to the idea of having a card that would help her go about making online purchases but for reasons I[...]
True Leadership (Day 7)

True Leadership (Day 7)

While some people insist that leaders are born not made, there are others who argue that you can be born a half wit of a human but turn out to become the greatest leader there ever lived. Personally, I sit on the fence about issues like this because I know[...]
Adolescent Dilemma (Day 6)

Adolescent Dilemma (Day 6)

When in school, there are several taboos that you are told about every day you step into the classroom. You are told to never talk back to a teacher, you are taught to never come late to class, you are told to never come to class in jeans but the[...]
Scholarly Rebellion (Day 5)

Scholarly Rebellion (Day 5)

It is not very African to ask questions. In fact, stories are told of children who asked their parents questions and lost entire limbs in the ensuing beat down. Generally the moment you leave your mother’s womb there is a general understanding that you have left your ability to question[...]
The Story of Lutwama (Day 4)

The Story of Lutwama (Day 4)

So many years ago Lutwama was born into a God-fearing family with the head of the house as a catechist and the assistant head of the house as a member of the local church choir. While other normal children in the neighbourhood had bedtime stories told to them every night,[...]
Catch and Release (Day 3)

Catch and Release (Day 3)

Human beings have for a long time been battling with gold fish. We have engaged in fierce and ruthless battles for a long time but finally, we seem to have lost the battle. You see, recent research shows that humans now have a shorter attention span than goldfish owing to[...]
Let them lead the way (Day 2)

Let them lead the way (Day 2)

As a young budding lad who is fresh in school, a child is often without blemish on the first day they enter the class. After that, the demon of education begins to slowly eat at them and before long, their dreams and ambitions have been snuffed out by the same[...]
School - The Lost Years (Day 1)

School - The Lost Years (Day 1)

There is not much in the way of hope nowadays when it comes to the education system not just in Uganda but all over the world. It almost feels like one pays chunks of money just to keep their children out of trouble for about two decades and thereafter the[...]
Mama Allan's Tongue Lashing

Mama Allan's Tongue Lashing

While carrying out the duty of putting smiles on people's faces by being there for them always, we are usually touched by the stories that emerge in people's lives. Some stories are really heartwarming and full of love while others make you raise an eye-brow because they are interesting. Some[...]
Peter's Bundle of Joy

Peter's Bundle of Joy

As a company, we at Quick Errands are always looking for ways to make our customers smile, not just with our services, but also in the way we talk with them and keep in touch with them. Occasionally we will say hello to someone who used our service a few months[...]
UgBlogWeek Day 7 – Gluttony

UgBlogWeek Day 7 – Gluttony

Gluttony is a word that is derived from the Latin word 'gluttire' which means 'to gulp down' or 'swallow'. It is one of the seven deadly sins and relates to an individual over indulging in the consumption of drink, food or even wealth so much that they begin to waste[...]
UgBlogWeek Day 6 – Sloth

UgBlogWeek Day 6 – Sloth

The first thing that crosses one's mind when the word 'sloth' is mentioned is Sid the Sloth from Ice Age. Sid is described as a 'lazy, slovenly ground sloth'. The sloth I am referring to here though is not that one. It does have likeness to him but it is[...]
UgBlogWeek Day 5 – Wrath / Anger

UgBlogWeek Day 5 – Wrath / Anger

The original plan for the universe was that all creatures should co-exist with one another. Obviously this was always going to be a tall order seeing as some creatures survived off of the demise of others. However, in the very least, the expectation is that creatures will most likely be[...]