Pearl of Africa

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Central Region

Connect Locally in Uganda

Natural diversity, friendly people, and a burgeoning cultural and art scene make Uganda a good place to be. From the headwaters of the Nile River, to the hustle and bustle of Kampala, to the highest peaks in Africa, Uganda speaks diversity. It's an inviting country that is ready to meet you with a big smile and genuine handshake. Uganda's metropolitan epicenter - Kampala - gives way to smaller towns, a lush agricultural landscape, rough roads that lead off into the horizon, and rural villages that leave you wanting more. The country has one of the most rapidly growing populations in the world. Ugandans are a talented bunch, and youth today crave information and access to the resources necessary to build business and the national economy. Uganda is divided into four major administrative regions, known as the Central, Western, Eastern, and Northern Region.

Rural Women Empowerment with Marjorie Kampala, Central Region

Young single mother who overcame a lot of hardships in her life but turned personal challenges into the basis of the Gejja Women Foundation, empowering other women.

Paper Bead Jewelry with Susan and 22 Stars Kampala, Central Region

Susan was born in Northern Uganda and has lived most of her life in Gulu where her mother still lives. She fled to Kampala with her family the night their village was attacked by rebels. Susan’s first husband, a soldier, died in 1999. Her second husband went to Somalia in 2007 with a peacekeeping force and never returned.

Street Photography with Papa Kampala, Central Region

Papa is an award winning Ugandan photographer (Uganda Press Photo Awards 2013 and 2014), formerly a student of Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University (2011-2014). He was among 18 Ugandan artists selected from a list of 70 applicants to take part in the KLA ART ’014/ Kampala Contemporary Art Festival that ran throughout October 2014 in which the international jury voted for his project (LE STUDIO BODA-BODA) project as the winner of the “New Talent Award. This project engaged and documented public transport motorbike riders (boda-boda) in photography activities at different motorbike stops in Kampala.