UGANDA_DISPATCHES

July 13, 2018

Atwongyeire Joseph
This week ended well with much knowledge attained in visiting other businesses in city doing café business. I got alot of exposure by knowing how other people are doing things. Especially if they are doing it in better way you are able to pic a leaf.
The evolution of café in the village is leaving every stone turned, apart from running cafe, coffee shop, and teaching computer.
We added another service of instant passport photos. It was not easy before to get passport photos but with presence of good camera and color printer we are able to make it.
New development, so far students who are on computer lessons, have greatly improved now most of them can type, start computer and shutdown. This great news, I continue to get more people who want to enroll for the same. This part of the developmenti was talking about, where people are benefiting from our innovations.
Through watching different video on permaculture now some farmers have started developing new home gardens, previously people would wait for the rainy season but with exposure now any time they can do the planting since they got enough exposure on benefits of irrigation.
crops grow well due to enough irrigation, this going to increase food production, thus hunger, poverty and diseases will be no more. People will have increased income and job created for the youth.

July 11, 2018

Atwongyeire Joseph
After Days in city without going to the Café,I am finally back in village. Its very important to note despite my busy schedules,every thing at the café continue to move smoothly.This gives me courage of better management system we use and teamwork. Teamwork can make work move on smoothly.
The performance of the café,Coffee shop and now computer training is going well
Now another new service to be introduced,With help of our colour printer we have instant passport photos.Many people move to city to get passport photos at an affordable price.
In terms of prices here we try to charge affordable price to make sure that, with the limited income of our people they are able to get better services.Our role here is to improve on livelihoods of individuals and protecting environment

July 7, 2018

Atwongyeire Joseph
Evolution of café in this village was liked by everyone. Although some have nothing to with internet especially the aged people and illiterate people but in one way or another the project is helpful .
After testing the issue of computer studies, the next step is to focus on starting a vocational school.
There are four more people who are requesting to study computer along side the four already on course
After seeing this demand to learn more about the computer, I got to realize that there was gap in this village to study. This has encouraged me to think big in as far as helping this community is concerned.
Beiing part of the PrinterNet Foundation Network we have been able to set up this cafe that is doing well.
M Ichael Josefowicz

June 27 at 6:45 AM

Yesterday’s dispatch from Atwongyeire Joseph
Monday operations went on well, where as I was away in city, on my arrival my support staff briefed me on how things went on on ground.
Micro project becomes meaning full with a good team, I must say I have good team on ground, same as in the nursery bed.
Cafe business is like any business where good customer relationship must be considered I must say that we are excelling in that.
More so ,we have tried to show our people (café users) that we are reliable. Although I tried to increase the cost especially when there no electricity, people are able to understand because the cost of petrol that our generator uses is expensive, if we remained using same cost we can lose much
In future, I hope with a presence of solar panel we shall do much better. But let’s not focus on that but on vocational school.
Today’s dispatch
As far as Café is concerned, the journey is pretty well. This comes with many things to learn, not only users can learn but also us controlling business we learn alot, I think in future if some is to do a different business you can pic a leaf.
It’s the greatest experience so far, same as support staff is learning alot, The user benefits are increasing, when talking to one person who was applying for university, he got a response from University using the platform. Another testimony ,this young boy was also applying for jobs and he got an email from the company he was applying, he is scheduled for interviews any.
I can spend a whole day mentioning feed back from users, but so far it’s changing lives of people, socially and economically.

 

June 25 at 6:19 AM

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These are pictures of the cybercafe that Atwongyeire Joseph and his team built in his village in less than four months by attracting micro investments.
Gigi  Is there an easy way to grab this pictures from this Facebook post?

 

June 24 at 7:13 AM

Just in from Atwongyeire Joseph in Uganda — Onward, ever onward. Because of the new resources brought in after completing the micro project of establishing a self sustaining cyber cafe, the next micro project is to build a building to house Joseph’s full vision.
“After two weeks of operation, with a few challenges, we continue to press on, as usual there no operations without challenges but every challenge met is a stepping stone. This has given us encouragement to press on
We have come up with the timer that helps us to have all time fully utilized without going beyond. If your time clocks it will close your screen until you add more money. It’s a greatest achievement so far, we had lost many hours in that until I brought a specialist in computer and who is my friend as well
With now five computers now, the introduction of cafe here has created more opportunities for the youth.this has come at a time when there is need for the same.
We are living in a world every day some thing new is being innovated, with the help of internet most youth have benefited. I must say this week was OK in terms of revenue turn up
Cafe investment becoming more interesting than I thought, this makes our chat we had before we started the same more valid. Many people come to realize the importance of café.
To those who thought it’s for those who went school, here it’s not the same, even those who have not gone to school wants to communicate with friends, relatives in other places. Thus they have to use a cafe, some come and ask our support staff to help them sign up email account ,our support staff is doing a great job in guiding people how to use the same.

June 21 at 7:12 AM

Today’s dispatch from Atwongyeire Joseph
“Internet just proved to me that there was a gap in our village ,internet currently is acting as a bridge between the ordinary and modern life.
Life becomes more meaning full than any thing. with people searching and getting results from internet makes life more easier.
Those who apply online they keep on coming to check on responses from different universities. Where as some of those students who are not able to have coffee or cold drinks because they have no income at all. They entirely rely on guardian /parents but we cant take their coming here for granted.
They make us do better. As they enjoy the most affordable internet cafe here”


Atwongyeire Joseph

15 hrs

After two weeks of operation, with a few challenges, we continue to press on, as usual there no operations without challenges but every challenge met is a stepping stone. This has given us encouragement to press on

We have come up with the timer that helps us to have all time fully utilized without going beyond. If your time clocks it will close your screen until you add more money. It’s a greatest achievement so far, we had lost many hours in that until I brought a specialist in computer and who is my friend as well

With now five computers now, the introduction of cafe here has created more opportunities for the youth.this has come at a time when there is need for the same.

We are living in a world every day some thing new is being innovated, with the help of internet most youth have benefited. I must say this week was OK in terms of revenue turn up

Cafe investment becoming more interesting than I thought, this makes our chat we had before we started the same more valid. Many people come to realize the importance of café.

To those who thought it’s for those who went school, here it’s not the same, even those who have not gone to school wants to communicate with friends, relatives in other places. Thus they have to use a cafe, some come and ask our support staff to help them sign up email account ,our support staff is doing a great job in guiding people how to use the same.

An extra computer is to be put in place for those who are having a need to study a few computer program. Mostly those programs will be micro soft excel, word and other related.

As time goes on we shall have more users than any where else. Only what I see will not work here is printing, just like i told you we shall plan doing the same in future.

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