Social Action

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[...]
Social Media Tax - A Middle Finger to Ugandans

Social Media Tax - A Middle Finger to Ugandans

The month of june in Uganda is usually a month of reflection. It was in the month of June in 1974 that Palestinian terrorists hijacked an Air France flight and forced it to land at Entebbe airport. The events that proceeded have been well document over the years with the general acceptance that[...]
Stepping Up To The Plate

Stepping Up To The Plate

For the average African, life is no smooth sail. If anything, it is a horrible mix of harsh waves and dangerous tides that one must somewhat navigate or risk drowning. Right from one's birth to one's death,  there is a huge chance one’s life will be plagued with trouble, worry,[...]
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[...]
Easterly Clouds

Easterly Clouds

When you drive through parts of Eastern Uganda in a well serviced 4 Wheel Drive, you are bound to encounter glimpses of the heavenly scenic views that rightfully make Uganda the Pearl of Africa. You are also bound to enjoy the ride, worrying little or not at all, about the[...]
Faded Hope

Faded Hope

On Feb 13th this year Ugandans witnessed a historic moment as all presidential candidates stood on the same stage to take part in a televised debate that was meant to offer an insight into the plans that each of the candidates had for the country. There was a sense of[...]
Route 2016 - The Social Media Path

Route 2016 - The Social Media Path

Last week's blog post was a mini rant about how science has been a disappointment to me. While at school, I may not have been the brightest in class when it came to science subjects (actually I didn't quite like Physics, Biology, Chemistry and their close overbearing cousin Mathematics) and[...]
Ready for July 3rd

Ready for July 3rd

For quite a while now Ugandans have taken to social media and traditional media to complain about how this otherwise beautiful country is lacking in one thing or insufficient in the other. The recent political upheavals have somewhat taken on an interesting trend with some people announcing their political intentions[...]
Hooping It Up

Hooping It Up

Whenever there is an upcoming event in Kampala, there is usually a level of near euphoria in the run up to the D-Day. Outfits are prepared in advance, partners are booked, relationships are started (and some ended), budgets are laid out and people generally mark out strategies for how they[...]