Ugandan Woman Mints Money from Mushrooms

 “Regardless of how humble your idea is, if you believe in it, go ahead and start working on it. Start small, start somewhere!” Merabu Manige, Executive Director, Youth Empowerment in Enterprise Development. Dreams of a village girl Merabu Manige was born 29 years ago in a small village in the South Western District of Kabale. Merabu always dreamt of leaving the village to taste the excitement of urban lif...

31 May 9:19 AM 0 Read More...

How Education Can Transform a Nation; One person at a Time

12 year old Eddy walks almost six kilometers everyday vending ripe bananas in the hope that he will raise the 50,000 Uganda Shillings ($20) he requires for his school fees. I ask him why he thinks he needs an education, he looks at me as though wondering whether that is a question I should even be asking and he says, “I want to get a good job when I grow up- perhaps work in the president’s office.” His little f...

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Handling failure

I have often heard people say that no situation is permanent; that as the sun rises in the morning- it will set in the evening. So is life, there will always be good and bad times. Yet, even when we are aware of this, we dread the bad times. The times when we lose the ones we love or fall short of expectations are most trying. As we go through life, we have to realize that failure will come at one point or the oth...

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Choose the right course to pursue the career you dream of

For those of you who have not yet decided what course to pursue at an institution of higher learning, I will echo Confucius’ words: “The essence of knowledge is having it to apply it; not having it to confess your ignorance.” What he means is you should apply the knowledge you have and not just boast about an academic qualification. How to choose the right course I agree with Ambrose Kibuuka M S, founder ...

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