Cultural Introduction April 29th 2012 Throughout this blog I have lazily used ‘Ugandan’ to refer to everything and everyone. I do it because it is easier but it ignores the rich diversity of cultures and customs across the country.
Of the many tribes in Uganda (I have never got the same answer as to how many) I could only really claim to know the culture and customs of one of these moderately well. I started my stay in Buganda ... read more
Africa » Kenya » Western Province » Butere Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 196... ... read more
I arrived in Uganda in January 2011 with my girlfriend Lauren through Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK (ICYE) to work for UYWEFA, a small community-based organisation in Kazo, Wakiso District (a small village / suburb outside Kampala) and lived with a Ugandan family full-time for 6 months.
I then moved to Jinja for a year working as Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for a youth-led development agency with staff and volunteers from all over Uganda and a few internationals.
I have now returned to live in the UK buy I met some of the most fantastic people in the world whilst in Uganda ... full info