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.
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.
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.
Kampala is a lively city with a slower paced metropolitan feel and vibrant night life, and situated along the northern shores of Lake Victoria. Kampala is a relatively safe African capital and - at nearly 2.5 million people - is by far the largest city in Uganda. The people of Kampala, and Ugandans in general, are very kind and friendly and are very approachable. Located geographically between Kenya and Rwnada, Uganda's capital has a less chaotic feel than Nairobi but more hustle and bustle than Kigali.
As the country's largest city, it's safe to say that any trip to Uganda will include some time in Kampala. International flights arrive in Entebbe - some 35 kms south of Kampala - but you'll likely head towards the capital before making your way to other parts of the country.
Kampala is a metropolitan African capital city with many amenities. You will find a range of accommodation options from hostels to five star hotels, as well as restaraunts serving local and international menus. The city is known for it's vibrant nightlife, bars, and dance venues.