2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Uganda

Dr. Jibril Ssemakula, a professional clinician and Founder, Million Trees International Organisation, receiving an appreciation award from the UPDF CDF Gen Wilson Mbadi in February 2023. The entity has been on a mission to plant as many trees in Uganda and restore forest cover. PHOTO/MTIO.

Uganda: Million Trees Int’l Organisation planting hope for a greener planet

By Murinzi Goodluck The mission of the Million Trees International Organisation is not just about increasing the world's green cover; it's about creating a sustainable future for our planet, one tree at a time. With a...
While many genuine pastors and churches exist in Uganda, the wanton rise of churches and religious merchants in Uganda in recent times has diluted the truth, trading it for lies and deceit. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Deceived Ugandans? A peek into the proliferation of faux churches, teachings

The actions of some pastors and the questionable practices within these churches have raised concerns among many. As the number of churches continues to rise, Ugandans need to exercise discernment and critically evaluate the messages...

Harunah: Deafness couldn’t deter me from pursuing my dream career

Despite significant setbacks, Harunah refused to let go of his dream. After a three-year hiatus from school, he resolved to rejoin O-Level education.  I am optimistic about my prospects of securing a scholarship for this...
Lucy Alobo giving a speech to inspire young Innovators at the Flutter Forward event organized by Flutter, KaKebe Technologies, and Innovation Village, Uganda. She was orphaned while aged one but struggled until she became the inspirational woman she is. PHOTO/Courtesy.

How Ugandan lady beat rejection, now inspires young innovators

She has overcome numerous challenges in life and has become a trailblazer in the world of technology and leadership.  By leveraging technology and developing innovative solutions, young people can provide goods and services and create...
An e-poster with details of the power-packed webinar which unleashed research-based details on women's potential in the digital economy concerning the shea value chain in Uganda. E-POSTER/Courtesy.

Shea Value Chain: Fueling women empowerment in Uganda’s digital economy

Women face numerous obstacles within the shea value chain, including limited access to finance, markets, and information. A majority of women in the chain access the market through go-betweens or intermediaries.  The groundbreaking partnership signifies a...
Alex Ogwal (center) presenting a poem in sign language in Nairobi to create awareness about uniqueness of sign language. He has been championing the need for sign language spaces where the wider communities come together to have discourse in sign language. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Ogwal: Learn sign language and embrace the hearing impaired

He lost his hearing while aged 13. He defied all odds stacked against him and emerged best student in the O’level exams with 20 aggregates.  Ogwal says discrimination and ableism towards deaf people should be actively...
Ivan Akampa, a young entrepreneur and proprietor owning and running Sell Connect Uganda, an e-commerce platform disrupting traditional business in Uganda and changing the trends. PHOTO/Courtesy.

A moment with Akampa, digitalist reshaping Uganda’s retail industry

He takes on an innovative stride, embraces the digital days, and disrupts the traditional retail models. Akampa's e-commerce business model has completely transformed the retail industry. He emphasizes that the youths need to take advantage of...
Driven by technology, inspired by great and accomplished minds, Sedrick Otolo is an author, techie and the Co-founder and Operations Director of Kakebe Technologies, a Lira-based software company. E-POSTER/Daniel K'abaasa, Scholar Media Africa.

Otolo, award-winning innovator inspiring youths in the tech world

He is also an author and motivational speaker. He has volunteered in technology spaces and is an app developer. He urges young people to take up whatever opportunities at their disposal. Born in Amolatar District, Northern...
Golden Buzzer-winning Ghetto Kids from Uganda perform at Series 16 of Britain's Got Talent performances on April 15, 2023. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Ghetto Kids Golden Buzzer: Changing lives, one dance at a time

They are from a family of thirty orphaned yet inspirational children. The team saw Judge Tonioli hammer the golden buzzer mid-performance. Their life is a journey of total resilience and enthusiasm. In the spiraling Ugandan capital,...
Mangalji Aleem, a young Ugandan robotics and coding enthusiast who has built Lego from age three upto now. He is among the children set to represent Uganda during the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas, USA, from April 25 to May 4, 2023. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Aleem, 9, genius robots builder representing Uganda in Texas

He is the youngest of all the children representing Uganda. He started designing robots using Lego at 3. He has been with Young Engineers Uganda since he was 3 years old. I have been building Lego for...