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World Vision Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Buganda Kingdom to work together to end violence against children. This partnership will be spearheaded by the Nnabagereka Development Foundation and will be implemented in Buganda Kingdom. The specific focus will be on the districts of Buikwe, Butambala, Kiboga, Rakai, Nakasongola and Kampala.

This partnership aims at ensuring that communities, social institutions and structures practice positive social norms, beliefs and behaviours that protect children in the Kingdom from all forms of violence. In Buikwe, Rakai and Nakasongola districts, the emphasis will be put on child sacrifice. While in other districts, the focus will be on ending violence against children in schools and ending child marriage.

Globally, Violence Against Children (VAC) remains culturally unchallenged. Some harmful practices are perpetrated without the intention of violence but are nonetheless violent in nature. Such practices are deeply embedded in communities’ social norms and are often justified on the grounds of religion, culture or tradition. The multi-dimensional nature of the problem of violence against children calls for a multi-faceted approach. It requires a fundamental change of attitudes and behaviors towards children as persons in their own right.

World Vision views this partnership as one that will reverse child marriages, violence against children in school and child sacrifice.

 “It Takes A World” to end violence against children Campaign with a major focus on child marriage, child sacrifice and violence in school.

World Vision Uganda

Using the cultural voice, the Foundation will mobilize and sensitize communities about the need to change the negative social, economic and cultural norms and practices in order to address the violence against children in Buganda.

This will contribute to World Vision’s 5 year Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC) campaign, “It Takes A World” to end violence against children Campaign with a major focus on child marriage, child sacrifice and violence in school.

The Nnabagereka of Buganda, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda held a brief discussion with officials from World Vision just before the signing of the memorandum of understand. Far right is the Foundation Manager of the Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF) Mr Andrew Adrian Mukiibi

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Giving a voice to student leaders https://www.nnabagereka.org/giving-a-voice-to-student-leaders/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=giving-a-voice-to-student-leaders Fri, 06 Sep 2019 07:16:36 +0000 https://www.nnabagereka.org/?p=9128 The post Giving a voice to student leaders appeared first on Nnabagereka Development Foundation.

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The Nnabagereka Development Foundation held a leadership symposium this weekend (28 – 30th August, 2019) for patrons of student bodies. The symposium that attracted patrons from 5 cultural institutions (Acholi, Alur, Buganda, Busoga and Bunyoro) aimed at giving a voice to student leaders through triggering their civic engagement ability. Targeting the teachers was premised on the fact that teachers have been granted privileged access to our children and entrusted with their development and raising the future generation.

Leadership mentor-ship is at the heart of the Nnabageraka Development Foundation just like in the Buganda Kingdom writ at large. By which means—as the undersecretary of Buganda Kingdom explained as he opened the leadership symposium on the 29th August, 2019 —leadership of the kingdom through our administrative structures, such as the Prime Minister or the office of the Katikiro, county chiefs, Gombolola chiefs, the parish chiefs all the way to the Batongole.

Inside, thirty volunteers from the United Kingdom were supported by three Ugandan trainers from Nnabagereka Development Foundation. Professor Sam and Mrs Christine Luboga also from Uganda as well and Dinnah Senkungu Walusimbi who travelled all the way from the USA to offer her services.

Topics covered ranged from basic Luganda language, handcraft making, the importance of good behaviour, preparing Kiganda food, financial intelligence and then we directed our attention to knife crime (a pressing problem in the UK at the moment).

In his speech at the closing ceremony, Kabaka’s representative in UK & Ireland – Oweekitiibwa Ronald Lutaaya expressed gratitude to the Nnabagereka for Ekisaakaate concept, the organiser of EKN South London and the parents who brought their children to attend.  Owek. Lutaaya cautioned the parents that the only way their children will retain what they learnt in Ekisaakaate is if the parents are inclined to carry on teaching these values in their homes.

Our education system is incomplete without leadership: not only is the leadership instinct the inspiring force of all education, culture and high society, it is also our chief teacher of gentleness and tenderness an ideal that is so warring against cruelty, harshness and misjudging of our fellow human beings.

The undersecretary of the Buganda Kingdom Peter Zaake opened the leadership symposium on August 29th and thanked the teachers for honouring the invitation. The teachers were patrons from five kingdoms across Uganda, some came from Buganda, Busoga, Acholi, Bunyoro  and Alul kingdom. The undersecretary broke down the structures of leadership within Buganda. “Everything we do, we do because of love for Kabaka and Nnabagereka.’ Peter Zaake said.

“It’s of pertinent interest for us as a foundation to see that we awaken the consciousness of the youth for leadership. Whether it’s in the churches, in schools, in businesses, we want to see an increase in the number of youth in these engagements”

Andrew Edrian Mukiibi, Foundation Manager Nnabagereka Development Foundation

He bestowed onto them gifts from the Buganda Kingdom and urged them to have more responsibilities than they have freedoms. Since a leader with more freedoms than responsibilities is not a good leader.

The Foundation Manager Andrew Adrian Mukiibi made evident the need for youth for civic engagement: “It’s of pertinent interest for us as a foundation to see that we awaken the consciousness of the youth for leadership,” he spoke to an audience of more than 49 teachers “whether it’s in the churches, in schools, in businesses—we want to see increase in the number of youth in these engagements.”

Under the programme youth for civic engagement, the teachers learnt about servant leadership, how to put the needs of others before their own, how to address people and the importance of diversity.

Andrew Adrian Mukiibi, urged the teachers to forfeit corporal punishments and the teachers—induced by the great interest of the symposium—said they desired to put an end to this practice in their lives and in the lives of other teachers. He stressed the importance of diversity and multiculturalism. And encouraged the teachers to interact with others of different cultures and the audience learnt about different proverbs and totems across the board.

Patrons at the NDF Leadership Symposium that took place 28th – 30th Aug 2019 in Kampala

The evening was closed with cultural performances from Acholi, Alur, Basoga, Bunyoro and Baganda.

“We have found the experience helpful in making sense of our experiences as teachers,” said Mr. Chan, one of the patrons from Acholi, “going forward I will affirm, receive and nurture strength and leadership in my students.”

One Patron from Bunyoro named Amoti, said he learnt about the realities of headship and submission. In the Nnabagerka Development Foundation leadership conference he found a moral vision for how to nurture students, a magnificent commitment to the advancement of violent free institutions, an articulate dream for the education system and the tenacity to make it real.

Ms. Nalubega one of the patrons from Buganda said she learnt to hold a position of leadership and fulfill it in a way that signals to her students her endorsement of their responsibility to lead.

The patrons of the student bodies found the Nnabagereka Development Foundation trainers knowledgeable, engaging and comprehensive and by the end of the conference they informed us that they found the experience valuable in teaching them how to make their teaching more personal and directive in order to create a harmony and mutuality that is more effective in guiding students, in turn, they invited the Foundation to each of their schools to teach on leadership in order to provide to the students strength and initiative.

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EKN Naliyo Think Tank High Tea https://www.nnabagereka.org/ekn-naliyo-think-tank-high-tea/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ekn-naliyo-think-tank-high-tea Fri, 06 Sep 2019 04:00:17 +0000 https://www.nnabagereka.org/?p=9115 The post EKN Naliyo Think Tank High Tea appeared first on Nnabagereka Development Foundation.

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Last Friday, was dampened by a heavy downpour, but this did not dampen the spirit of the Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka alumni who attended the inaugural high tea. It was heart-warming to enter the meeting place that was filled with an aroma of freshly brewed African Coffee.

It wasn’t long before we started treating ourselves to the pastries, coffee, and spiced African tea. There was something delightful about the treat while listening to the memories and aspirations of Alumni that have now become a family.

Mr Iga Zinunula Samuel was a really good choice for the inaugural high tea. He took us through a journey that triggered an internal reflection. His call for us to always look at all challenges, as an opportunity is something that still resonates with what has now turned out to be my aspiration of becoming an innovator.

Success is premised on discipline, commitment, planning and health said Mr Iga. Whereas, it was not the first time I was hearing this, the revelation that we need to focus on self, through upholding the biological, emotional, spiritual and financial health really hammered the point home.

With the clock ticking away, it was time to retire home, but no one was ready to leave yet. It was evidently a captivating engagement. But since planning is a tenant of success, we had to call it a day. Everyone loved the whole experience.

“Success is premised on discipline, commitment, planning and health … focus on self, through upholding the biological, emotional, spiritual and financial health.”

Iga Zinunula Samuel, Enterpreneur

The high tea, a gathering with the Alumni now becomes an honoured traditional of relaxation, fun, a time catch up with EKN participants turned friends.

The first high tea for the EKN Naliyo think tank was a great success, and we hope to see it grow with time in exciting new ways yet striving for ‘Exceptionality and Personal Growth’ as we look forward to many more ‘High Teas’.

An attendee of the inaugural EKN Alumni high tea contributed to this article

About Nnabagereka Development Foundation

Founded by Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, the Nnabagereka (Queen) of the Kingdom of Buganda, the Nnabagereka Development Foundation – NDF – is a charitable organisation that leverages culture for development.

While the Nnabagereka Development Foundation is an independently registered organisation, it is part of the Buganda Kingdom structure which provides effective mechanism and channels for the Foundation’s development interventions.

Since its founding in 2000, the Foundation has actively been involved in making a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and women in Uganda and elsewhere.

Part of what makes the Foundation unique is that it draws on positive cultural values from the rich culture and traditions of the Kingdom of Buganda and balances these values with contemporary ones.

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Defeating cruelty: Kabaka outlaws domestic violence https://www.nnabagereka.org/deconstructing-gender-narratives-and-stereotypes-the-kabaka-outlaws-domestic-violence-as-a-cultural-violation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=deconstructing-gender-narratives-and-stereotypes-the-kabaka-outlaws-domestic-violence-as-a-cultural-violation Thu, 30 May 2019 23:15:28 +0000 https://www.nnabagereka.org/?p=5021 The post Defeating cruelty: Kabaka outlaws domestic violence appeared first on Nnabagereka Development Foundation.

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The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has accentuated the importance of gender equality as a major tool in the development of families and a stronger society. He was speaking at the launch of a UN-Women sponsored programme dubbed #He4She. The programme is being spearheaded by the Nabagereka Development Foundation and is aimed at banishing domestic violence.

“Men and women are equal partners in development. I call upon women to engage in income generating activities. When women are empowered economically, families and the entire society flourish”

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi

He stressed that gender equality and women economic prosperity should not be used wrongly by women as an avenue to disrespect their husbands.

Below is the Kabaka’s full speech as prepared and delivered:

I wish to welcome all the stakeholders of the HeForShe Campaign along with the Nnabagereka Development Foundation and United Nations Women in Uganda.

I also wish to thank all those organizations and individuals who have fought the HIV/AIDS disease in our country and all over the world since the 1980s.

Part of the solution to HIV/AIDS prevention is the need to bring men and boys on board the campaign in the fight against the inequality of women and girls.

We hope that this whole gender-inclusive approach will go a long way in addressing our concerns.

Men and women are equal partners in the development of their families and societies and this is why the HeForShe Campaign is so important.

I urge women to work towards economic empowerment so that in your relationships with men, both of you are breadwinners.

This empowerment should increase the pace of gender equality. The education of women in all spheres of human endeavour should greatly enhance gender equality and my appeal to both men and women is that you respect each other and protect each other from HIV/AIDS infection.

In Buganda, through our traditional governance structures we plan to carry out campaigns to prevent HIV/AIDS but above all, all of us must become each other’s keeper.

Through education, we shall use all the means at our disposal – radio, TV, music, drama and dance – to broadcast the HIV/AIDS message.

I would like to thank you for joining me in this very important campaign and for making a firm commitment to the transformation of our society.


It is now my pleasure and privilege to launch the HeForShe Campaign partnership between Buganda Kingdom, the Nnabagereka Development Foundation and United Nations Women.

Thank you very much.

Ssaabasajja Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II
Kabaka of The Kingdom of Buganda

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN UGANDA

“68 percent of ever-married
women aged 15 to 49 years had experienced some form of violence inflicted by their spouse or intimate partner.”

Uganda Bureau of Statistics

“77 percent of women aged 15 to 49 years feel that spousal violence is justified for a variety of reasons, such as if the woman burns food or refuses sexual relations”

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

HM Ssaabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi launching the #HeforShe campaign aimed at banishing domestic violence in Buganda and Uganda.

ABOUT THE #HEFORSHE CAMPAIGN

HeForShe (often referred to as He for She) is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality, initiated by UN. Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging all genders to partake as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviours.

Learn more: http://www.heforshe.org/en

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In London, Nnabagereka launches Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka https://www.nnabagereka.org/nnabagereka-launches-ekn-london/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nnabagereka-launches-ekn-london Thu, 30 May 2019 13:24:50 +0000 https://www.nnabagereka.org/?p=4973 The post In London, Nnabagereka launches Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka appeared first on Nnabagereka Development Foundation.

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Since Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagareka (EKN) was launched in Uganda 13 years ago it has accelerated change, transformation and impact in the future of the world. We celebrated its thirteenth birthday in South London launched by none other than Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda the Nnabagereka of Buganda on 28th May 2019.  The 4-day programme commenced on Saturday 25th May 2019 at St Jude & St Aidan’s Church, Thornton Heath.

The convening commenced with more than 115 children and youth, from one end of the floor to the other, bringing together the growing network of EKN comprising of the younger generation that were going to be with us for the 4-day summit.  The programme was intended for children and youth between the ages of five to thirty. There were, however, four participants in their early thirties (31 and 34 years old) who had knowledge and feeling to attend, and they all attested to benefiting from the summit.

Inside, thirty volunteers from the United Kingdom were supported by three Ugandan trainers from Nnabagereka Development Foundation. Professor Sam and Mrs Christine Luboga also from Uganda as well and Dinnah Senkungu Walusimbi who travelled all the way from the USA to offer her services.

Topics covered ranged from basic Luganda language, handcraft making, the importance of good behaviour, preparing Kiganda food, financial intelligence and then we directed our attention to knife crime (a pressing problem in the UK at the moment).

In his speech at the closing ceremony, Kabaka’s representative in UK & Ireland – Oweekitiibwa Ronald Lutaaya expressed gratitude to the Nnabagereka for Ekisaakaate concept, the organiser of EKN South London and the parents who brought their children to attend.  Owek. Lutaaya cautioned the parents that the only way their children will retain what they learnt in Ekisaakaate is if the parents are inclined to carry on teaching these values in their homes.

“Culture enables us to understand our history better, it gives connection to social values, allows community integration, promotes tolerance with others and it gives us a sense of belonging and a purpose in life’.”

Nnabagereka Sylvia Nnaginda

The closing ceremony was also attended by several Kabaka’s Bakungu in the UK, religious leader, members of Buganda royal family resident in the UK, the chair of Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns and community leaders.

In her closing remarks, Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda brought greetings from Ssaabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.  She thanked the Organising Committee of EKN, South London led by Richard Ntege, Abagunjuzi (trainers), Abasaakaate (Participants) and most importantly the parents who trusted the organisers with their children.  Nnabagereka was very impressed by the Basaakaate and thought their performance on the day to demonstrate some of what they learnt in Ekisaakaate was beyond praise. She thanked Ganda Boys for their performance as well, which she so admired.

On the closing day, Nnabagereka held a session with the parents: here she explained how parents are a very important part of EKN programme, her highness felt it was generally desirable for parents to give their children a good foundation. It was for this reason that she cautioned them to instruct their children, especially in the diaspora.

Some of the Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka London participants during the launch.

Nnabagereka said that the ethos of Ekisaakaate is ‘Obuntubulamu’ which can be loosely translated as Civility or Humanness.  That it embraces the spirit of civility, kindness, compassion, dignity, respect for self and others and the recognition that no man is an island and therefore there is a need to strive for collaboration with others.

She illustrated how Ekisaakaate combines traditional and modern values to promote morals.  HRH stressed the importance of the cultural maxim: ‘culture enables us to understand our history better, it gives connection to social values, allows community integration, promotes tolerance with others and it gives us a sense of belonging and a purpose in life’.

Nnabagereka informed us that NDF tried to launch a London-wide programme but subsequently recognised that first, London is too big and secondly it’s impossible or nearly so, for everyone to travel from the different parts of London to one venue.  The intention is to, therefore, hold EKN programmes in South, West, North and East London but for this to happen, those communities have to organise themselves and then correspond with NDF to form a relationship that will take the project forward, this is what South London has done.

EKN South London was closed with a commemorative dinner.

Nnabagereka will be launching EKN in Manchester this weekend 1st June 2019.

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Her Royal Highness the Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda has called upon parents in the diaspora to integrate cultural heritage into their children’s grooming and upbringing in order to enable their children to excel in all spheres of life.

Nnabagereka who was speaking as chief guest at the Royal Dinner to launch Ekisaakaate in Manchester over the weekend touched upon the characteristic example of Asians in the diaspora that are engraved in their cultures experiencing success in all aspects of life.

From one end of the floor to the other hundreds of Ugandans attended the event at Vermillion Banqueting Hall in Manchester. There were over 500 Ugandans from Manchester and surrounding cities like Liverpool, Coventry, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Scotland, London to mention but a few.

Nnabagereka who was accompanied by Namasole (Mother to the King) Margaret Nagawa further appealed to the parents to familiarize their children with their mother tongues reasoning that diaspora children who are unfamiliarized with their language always find themselves losing their true identity. “They pursue a British persona, yet it’s nothing in itself, and henceforth isolates them and when they travel to Uganda, they find they cannot speak their own language which in turn makes them feel alienated.” she added.

She challenged parents to bear the role as the first teachers of their children illustrating how this gives their children a good foundation. “Parents are the first teachers, If you read a lot as parents, your children will automatically be inspired to read as well”, said the Queen. She further urged parents to address their children by clan names since it draws them closer to their homeland.

The Nnabagereka explained how our behaviour as Baganda is universal and compliant with other cultures. She reassured the parents in Manchester and neighbouring cities that bringing up a child with values of Buganda tradition will neither stop them from assimilating into British culture or integrating within the British way of life.

“They pursue a British persona, yet it’s nothing in itself, and henceforth isolates them and when they travel to Uganda, they find they cannot speak their own language which in turn makes them feel alienated.”

Nnabagereka on the importance of cultural heritage

According to the Chief organiser and deputy Kabaka’s representative in UK and Republic of Ireland, Enock Mayanja Kiyaga, the royal dinner was the climax of the 3-day camp which started on 29th-31st May 2019 with 85 participants ranging from the age of 5-19 years at St. Philips Primary School in Manchester. One of the participants, Juliet Mpofu was from Zimbabwe.

The participants were trained in a wide range of subjects and added to their store of knowledge in good behaviour, preparing kiganda meal, financial literacy, sexual education, good conduct in a home, art and craft to mention but a few.  We then directed our attention to knife crime in a special session conducted by officers from the Greater Manchester police.

Three trainers from the Nnabagereka Development Foundation that included, Andrew Mukiibi, Henry Bogere, and Elizabeth Walugembe took the lead. Nnabagereka held a special meeting session with the parents on the third and last day of the training.

Guests at the royal dinner were entertained by the Ganda Boys and Flavia Wamala, daughter to the late Elly Wamala. Meanwhile, the Ugandan High Commissioner to the UK, H.E Julius Moto who commended the good work done by Nnabagereka for the last 10 years of training both the girls and boys into transitioning to responsible adults. Other guests included the Kabaka’s Representative in UK and Republic of Ireland, Ronald Lutaaya, the deputy Ugandan UK High Commissioner Amb. John Mugerwa, the representative of Emoriror in the UK, Michael Okwalinga to mention but a few.

About Ekisaakaate

Last year at a dinner with Ugandans in Manchester, the idea of the Ekisaakaate was mooted. At the event, Ms Nagginda told Ugandans; “Buganda tradition and morals have been of great importance to instilling morals in children to prepare them to face challenges in life.”

The 12th Annual Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka was last year hosted by St Joseph of Nazareth High School in Kavule-Katende, on Kampala- Masaka highway.

It is a leadership development and mentorship camp that uses cultural education and heritage to reshape the traditions.

This story appeared in the Monitor Newspaper

Nnabagereka Development Foundation

Founded by Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, the Nnabagereka (Queen) of the Kingdom of Buganda, the Nnabagereka Development Foundation – NDF – is a charitable organisation that leverages culture for development.

While the Nnabagereka Development Foundation is an independently registered organisation, it is part of the Buganda Kingdom structure which provides effective mechanism and channels for the Foundation’s development interventions.

Since its founding in 2000, the Foundation has actively been involved in making a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and women in Uganda and elsewhere.

Part of what makes the Foundation unique is that it draws on positive cultural values from the rich culture and traditions of the Kingdom of Buganda and balances these values with contemporary ones.

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The Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda is in the United Kingdom to teach cultural education to mainly Baganda youth in the diaspora through her flagship Ekisaakaate.

Her travel coordinator, Mr Enock Mayanja Kiyaga, who is also Buganda Kingdom’s representative in Manchester, yesterday said Ms Nagginda arrived in the UK last Friday.

“Teenagers are eagerly waiting for the wise teaching of her majesty that is already here with us. She will be officiating at the Kisaakaate (camp) that will last three days”

Omukungu Mayanja Kiyaga

The camp will take place at St Phillips Primary School at Laxford Street from tomorrow up to Friday with participants paying £50 (about Shs237,000).

The camp will cover a wide range of themes including good behaviour, learning how to prepare a Kiganda meal, good conduct at home, sexuality education for youth, knife-crime and financial intelligence.
It is being organised by the Nnabagereka Development Foundation.

Away from Manchester, the Nnabagereka is already holding the camp in London for the second time. It is taking place at St Jude Church on Thornton Road with participants having paid £70 (about Shs330,000).

Buganda Kingdom spokesman Noah Kiyimba confirmed the trip.

About ekisaakaate

Last year at a dinner with Ugandans in Manchester, the idea of the Ekisaakaate was mooted.

At the event, Ms Nagginda told Ugandans; “Buganda tradition and morals have been of great importanceto instilling morals in children to prepare them to face challenges in life.”

The 12th Annual Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka was last year hosted by St Joseph of Nazareth High School in Kavule-Katende, on Kampala- Masaka highway.

It is a leadership development and mentorship camp that uses cultural education and heritage to reshape the traditions.

Story appeared in the Monitor Newspaper

The Nnabagereka alongside Cherie Booth Blair, wife of former British PM Tony Lynton Blair, at an earlier engagement in Kampala.

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Meet Kisaakaate Alumni now pushing for change in their communities https://www.nnabagereka.org/meet-kisakaate-alumni/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-kisakaate-alumni Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:33:03 +0000 http://one.peakteam.co/?p=3443 The post Meet Kisaakaate Alumni now pushing for change in their communities appeared first on Nnabagereka Development Foundation.

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Since its inception in 2000, the NDF has created various ways through which young people that have gone through its programmes – including Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka – network.

Now the Foundation hope to take that a step further and recognise some its alumni that have dedicated their lives to making a positive difference in their communities by applying the skills learnt at Ekisaakaate.

We will be creating a dedicated blog that will document these leading lights and showcase their work: youth who are determined to promote Obuntubulamu, pottery skills, environmentalism, health lifestyles, education, compassion, peace, and a whole host of many other things.

Watch this space.

“Buganda tradition and morals have been of great importance to instilling morals in children to prepare them to face challenges in life.”

HRH Sylvia Nnaginda, Queen

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