Introducing Uganda

Herbert Kajoki

July 2 at 3:39 PM

Welcome to Uganda the Pearl of Africa and thank you for choosing ONE VILLAGE TOURS as the best travel company in Uganda, which gives you motivation, love, composure of a life time memorable experience and the feel for Uganda – African culture, climate, biodiversity, nature and wildlife at full hand.

We are a social enterprise. We earmark 20% of our profits to invest in community development in the village. While there are many choices for people to go our eco tours, a better way to understand what we have to offer is Agri – tourism.

Agrotourism is a direct expansion of ecotourism which exposes tourists to experience agricultural life at first hand. While you experience the natural landscape you also experience the cultural landscape by experiencing agricultural life at first hand

 

It is also a way of gathering support for small communities as rural people have realized the benefit of sustainable income brought about by similar forms of nature travel. Visitors have the opportunity to work in the fields alongside real farmers and support them according to their needs and capacity.

MALAWI_PERMACULTURE PROJECT

THE STORY IN THE MAGAZINE NEWS FOR THE VILLAGE AGRICULTURE
AND FOOD SECURITY AND PERMACULTURE PROJECT

Written by: Mphatso Jafali

In 2015, the project of agriculture and food security was launched and has been implemented by Thuchila Youth Org in Mulanje District, Malawi with support and partnership with SFP, USA directed by Susan Johnson.

Malawi is one of African country which depends on agriculture as source of food and family income. For instant, maize/corn, beans, millet, sorghum and rice are some of staple foods in Malawi. In 2015 Thuchila Youth Org (TIYEPAD NETWORK) partnered with SFP charity organization based in USA to supply staple seeds crops including maize/corn, dried beans, cabbages, pumpkin, carrots, onions, egg plants, watermelon and many other seeds crops to vulnerable groups including people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, village women as well as school pupils. Since then over 5000 people in 18 clubs were benefited from the project which was distributed for communal, school and home gardens. The harvest of the crop yields which is also a positive impact/output of the project was for commercial and family food use and also nutritional supplement to people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans as well as community women. One of beneficiaries Charles Buleya who is also chairperson for one of club named Tiyamike support club which is among 18 supporting clubs recommends; “ It’s my  sincerely thanks to TIYEPAD NETWORK ORG for the wonderful project bring to our village, people living with HIV/AIDS always need nutritional supplements for the healthy and long live. After the project we are able to assist our family as well as orphans in our respective homes after we sell our crops other part with family vegetable foods. On behalf of Tiyamike Supporting Club I want to thank Youth Organization and I encourage them to continue their good work in our villages to ensure that people from the villages have enough family food and that are able to generate family income”.

It has been noted that the project which has existed for 5 years now will benefit to over 7000 people by the end of 2018. Currently more other seeds crops have been received and distributed to over 500 people in Chiradzulu District in areas where high prevalence of drought whereby many crops were dried up of short of rainfall.

The Director of the Organization, Jonas Fadweck said; “Let me thank our partners SFP for their continuous support to the project. This wonderful project has been benefited to many people including people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans, school pupil, indigenous farmers as well as village women in form of family food and income. I would also like to thank our partner from Australia for the donation of permaculture manual and DVDs which helped our farmers to understand better on how they can practice and improve better standards for the conducive environment learning. Lastly, let me request our partners to continue their support to Malawian villagers and we will continue to be transparent and accountable till we make the micro project doable”.

In 2017/2018 season many parts of Malawi have been affected by drought many crops dried up in many areas which will surely resulted into hunger in many other village areas.

PRINTERNET FIRST BORN IN MALAWI

How PRINTERNET was Born In MALAWI

Reported by: Mphatso Jafali

Malawi is one of lowest African country with low access to printer net services. Due to this value has contributed to high level of unemployment especially young people from rural areas which comprise more than half of the population. In accordance with data reviewed, only 2-3 people among 10 are access to printer net services in Malawi which retards the development of the country. As you may agree with me, things have changed all over the world regarding to technological studies. For instance, you can access to health education issues, trainings, job opportunities, printer net/computer studies and many more valuable issues via printer net services.

In response to this there have been created more Printer net Foundations in many countries including Malawi which is the only country to born the Printer net Foundation with support from Printer net New York.

The founder of Printer net Foundation Malawi is Jonas Fadweck, the Director of TIYEPAD NETWORK based in Malawi. The Printer net was discovered by Printer net New York on the Face book thread after seeing the work hard and positive active of the guy (Jonas) and it was started with the design and print of caps and T-Shirts to its 10 volunteers during the 9 years celebration of its existence with support from New York. Other Printer net activity was about the posters concerning HIV/AIDS which distributed over the community. The next step was the design and printing of wonderful Newsletter which also distributed over the community under 6 months micro projects. The last but not list is the current project of installed WIFI to the village which also shock the community leaders.”It’s so grateful to see my young people doing wonderful, unbelievable and recommendable work in my community and I promise to give these youths a land  to build their Printer net Telecenter Office” said Group Village Head Nkando.

UGANDA

 

Joseph Before June 15


It all started with tree planting, as an eco-warrior  I met Mr Michael since them were remained in touch, about 200,000trees planted as one way of protecting environment..

Using crowdfundraising I didn’t do much, in my subsequent chats with you I learn a lot, I realized we can do much using money raised locally. This started with 1200$ grant  where two computers were bought, Wi-Fi installed.

Now the story of PrinterNet café starts here. It was the most beautiful thought I have never had to have this cafe in place  this started slowly, with one support staff it’s doing great

Student who are applying for further studies come in here, to search for best universities where they can go.

Those who have graduated too come to search for available jobs. This has greatly saved resources of these young people  instead of traveling to city to do the same.

“We realized that this project can well be managed with help of good transport system, as I talk the motorcycle is in place, I no longer take hours to execute activities” 

As if that is not enough, we have now grown to a bigger space that can now accommodate other computer.


  

I’m not only looking at cafe but making it more comfortable for the users. What do I mean here?  

When some spends more time on computer  you need to refresh your minds etc, so we are considering having a refrigerator for the same and have a few soft drinks.

In future I will also consider brewing coffee for those interested. As I told you before we shall consider having more branches especially near any institution for higher learning especially for more printing etc

Youth unemployment remains a serious policy challenge in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Uganda. In 2016, youth (aged 15 to 24) in sub-Saharan Africa were twice likely to be unemployed compared to any other age cohort. For Uganda, in 2017, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics revealed that the share of unemployed youth (national definition, 18-30 years) among the total unemployed persons in the country was 64 percent.

Given the rapid growth of the Ugandan population three-quarters of the population are below the age of 30 years coupled with the fact that the youth are getting better educated through higher access to primary and secondary education, a stronger focus on job creation for this cohort of people cannot be overemphasized.

Causes of youth unemployment are believed to be multifaceted, ranging from an inadequate investment/supply side of jobs, insufficient employable skills (i.e., youth possess skills that are not compatible with available jobs) and high rates of labor force growth at 4.7 percent per annum.

In this regard under the support of PrinterNet, we have invested in the café that is going to change lives of the youth. Most youth as I had highlighted in previous posts , they use internet to search for jobs, apply online to universities. Some universities put announcements on websites in case of any update so youth are required to check.

With installation of Wi-Fi here in village hopes of many have been restored,Many youth come to use internet to search. There is a lot of information that can help youth get jobs. Agriculture is the back born of Uganda, most of youth are able to read a lot of information about
About the youth employment we are looking at having a vocational school, this will help youth to study courses that can easily get jobs, such subjects are carpentry,plumbing,tailoring etc.with combined efforts we shall achieve all goals.

The café which started some weeks ago, keep on changing lives of many youth. In all the five villages which our project cover we have about  350 youths, Not all of them can read and write,sime of them didn’t get chance to go to school because of so reasons, some have parents but their parents are not able not able to take care of them, others are double orphans ,yet others are not studying because of domestic violence. All in all the numbers of youth who use internet the numbers are increasing.

The numbers is between 20-30 per day, and not every one is able to come every day this gives me an impression the number that use internet is more than 30 per week.We should be doing better than this but as I mentioned most youth some of them still lack skills. I hope with introduction of vocational school we shall do much better.

They are some youth who come with friends to see how internet works,This means they interested in learning but with time the situation will be control.

The project which that with the installation of Wi-Fi some days back now, its turning our 5 villages a model villages.after adding more computer more users keep on coming to search.this going to bring in bleed of idea.as they say information is power but now here lack of information is history ,people now informed on may issues.

When the president was reading a national budget some people came to watch  his speech, people get to know available opportunity.With this wider space that serves coffee and cold drinks has made the café more comfortable for the users.each day we selling more that 10 cold coke soda, this about profit of 2000sh per day and 5000 sh on tea, hoping the number of user increase we shall increase.

“The current four computers can’t accommodate the available people because new about the café is spreading like a forest fire, there more computers the more people that come and the more we sell  more drinks”

You can’t talk about the café in village here without talking about the PrinterNet, it started slowly with the installation of Wi-Fi, later, to two computers, now we have five as I talk. This is the best experience ever  here.

People search for various information any the same time taking coffee. This has not only helped the locals but also  travelers .its now a stop over for many tourists

It’s not only about the café but improving the livelihood of people in village, we have support staff gaining from the same investment  and we hope in future this will go beyond this.

About, education students applying online, and same time applying jobs online.

Burundi

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Canon Africa

REPRINTED from MENYASITE 
We are interested in entrepreneurship promotion. Menya Foundation sharp
entrepreneurs while Menya News Paper writes and publish the works of
both foundation and entrepreneurs.

June 16
By Canon Felix, Gitega Burundi.
If you want to move forward, avoid fear. Many people do not want to do
work for free. They will ask you many things. In Social Initiatives Support
Project, I made the difference. While others were failing, this was my
successful moment, using the resources in hand. I was chosen from World
Merit Burundi. I joined this international organization through Facebook. It
was in 2016. When the headquarter recommended me to look for their
legal representative in Burundi , Bujumbura, I used Facebook. I found it is
Nzigamasabo Léonidas. With him, I did many things. He is my coach. From
him I learned greater things. He gave me new connection: MIchael
Josefowicz and other important persons. MIchael Josefowicz has also
connected me to others and inspired me by how he does things.
Description of the micro-project

It was in 2016, when I was chosen from World Merit Burundi as a coach in
Social Initiatives Support Project, initiated by the Burundi US Embassy in
partnerships with World Merit Burundi, Innova Group and other
organizations. That task was to know how entrepreneurs are working, the
challenges they face in their daily activities. To run this project, it was a
difficult action because we were to work four months for free. A one week
workshop was organized in Muyinga Province(Eastern region) in order to
give us stuffs. Every one was asked to register and coach five
organizations. We had to choose three topics to develop. After reading all
the topics, I decided to choose :
1. Fundraising planning
2. Planning for impact
3. Leadership planning.

These are the topics I developed. To make this doable, everyone was to
look for the place he was going to use, for there were not fees to rent the

classroom. Instead of five organizations, I registered and coached twelve.
While developing these topics, I realized that many leaders have difficulties
to distinguish the difference between vision, mission and objectives.

When I teach I learn

The time of the project has been fruitful for me. As I moved with coaching, I
found one direction to focus on in my Jonny of entrepreneurship.
Recognizing the problem of entrepreneurs, I began to think on how to help
them to know their goals. I saw that the project was very important for
them. In the use of network, I didn’t realize that one can find partners there.
Taking what I learned from M Ichael Josefowicz, PrinterNet Foundation and
PrinterNet News, I saw the way. With my new connection, conversation
take the lead.

Since I have chosen what to do, I have made a choice to help them by
creating Menya Foundation in order to provide them with teachings. To
make the visibility of what we are doing, I created Menya Magazine. This
one writes successful stories and the works of the Foundation. These
stories are posted on our blog menyasite.wordpress.com in various
languages. The challenge is that we cannot cover all the country. If
someone can help us to reach on all of them, it will be a good action. All the
trained associations are able to fundraise for their ngos.

Since that time, they can write and run a project. They learned how to lead
for good future. We are trying to compete with others. After the project,
something changed in my manner of doing things. Nowadays, we are
looking for partners to give us strength in our activities.

 

The PrinterNet Was Born In Malawi in the District of Mulanje, in Thuchila area

PrinterNet Thuchila installed Wi-Fi a month ago. People from the villages are already using the wifi to access the internet, computing and video shooting. Today, school has started. Students are overcrowding in the office to learn how to study computer. The first study topic is how to understand a computer, how it works, types of computers and many more.

The second study topic is about Microsoft word, excel, power point, sage line 50 and internet. The trainer is Jonas Fadweck, the founder and leader of PrinterNet – Thuchila. The main goal of the training today is to equip young people with computer skills for easy communication, interaction and access to job and other opportunities via web. The 1 week training will help the students to access to free internet service and also help them to deal with other problems and also youth behavior change campaign as many youths will be busy in office rather than doing other bad acts.

The training will help the students to study computer, typing skills etc needed for school studies, social network communications, creation of jobs and many opportunities via web log in and able to learn how to raise fund on the web.

Given the high demand, our next challenge is lack of computer as we are using only one laptop  computer against 10 students.

Printernet inayambila ku Malawi mdzinda wa Mulanje, mdera la Thuchila

PrinterNet Thuchila anakhazikitsa Wi-Fi mwezi watha. Anthu ochokera kumidzi ayamba kugwiritsa ntchito wifi kuti adziwe intaneti, makompyuta ndi kujambula mavidiyo. Lero, sukulu yayamba. Ophunzira akukwera mu ofesi kuti aphunzire kuwerenga kompyuta. Nkhani yoyamba yophunzira ndi m’mene mungamvetsetse kompyuta, momwe zimagwirira ntchito, makompyuta osiyanasiyana ndi zina zambiri.

Sukulu yachiwiri yophunzira ndikukhudza mawu a Microsoft, apamwamba, mphamvu, ndondomeko ya malemba 50 ndi intaneti. Wophunzitsa ndi Jonas Fadweck, yemwe anayambitsa ndi mtsogoleri wa PrinterNet – Thuchila. Cholinga chachikulu cha maphunziro lero ndi kukonzekeretsa achinyamata omwe ali ndi luso lapakompyuta kuti athe kulankhulana mosavuta, kuyanjana ndi kupeza ntchito ndi mwayi wina kudzera pa intaneti. Maphunziro a sabata imodzi amathandiza ophunzira kupeza mwayi wa utumiki wa intaneti komanso kuwathandiza kuthana ndi mavuto ena komanso kusintha kwa khalidwe la achinyamata pamene achinyamata ambiri adzakhala otanganidwa kuntchito osati kuchita zina zoipa.

Maphunzirowa athandiza ophunzira kuti aphunzire makompyuta, maluso ojambula ndi zina zotheka pa maphunziro a sukulu, kuyankhulana kwa ochezera a pa Intaneti, kulengedwa kwa ntchito komanso mwayi wambiri kudzera paweweti ndikudziwa momwe angakhalire ndalama pa intaneti.

Chifukwa chofunika kwambiri, vuto lathu lotsatira ndi kusowa kwa makompyuta pamene tikugwiritsa ntchito kompyuta imodzi yokha ya laputopu yomwe  ikutsutsana ndi ophunzira 10.