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DOT Uganda's road trip to the May 2017 DOT Unconference in Kigali, Rwanda began with the selection of 22 project ideas from a pool of over 170 applicants. These participants later immersed in a 3day Impactathon workshop from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd February 2017, to help refine their ideas further, ahead of the first pitching session in a week's time. During this competition, selected participants will receive both financial and non-financial support to test and implement their ideas. This Storify is a recap of our social media engagements during the 3day workshop. Enjoy!

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Patrick, one of our beneficiaries, shares how StartUp! training helped him to meet his vision of being self-employed.

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In this blog post, Sofatita shares how the ReachUp! program changed his ambition, and in turn, his community.

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As part of a move for a better sustainable livelihood for farmers in Northern Uganda, DOT Uganda Country Program Manager Ms Natalie Kimbugwe and Intern Support Assistant Don Oringa paid a visit to witness facilitation in progress and have a one-on-one interaction with the beneficiaries of the Rangoonwala project in Gulu between 17th to 21st of January.

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For 10months, DOT Uganda Interns trained farmers in northern Uganda on how they can access information and communications technology platforms to help them improve their livelihoods. To mark the end of their internship journey with DOT and also hone the skills they had acquired overtime, the Interns, along with some DOT Uganda staff on December 12th 2015, paid an inspirational visit to Dr. Emma Naluyima’s farm, a smallholder farmer and a private veterinarian focusing on clinical medicine and herd health. This blog is an account of some of the projects visited.

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DOT’s StartUp! program is providing lifelong skills to farmers to help overcome the long lasting effects of the war in Northern Uganda and poverty through the market access and the Rangoonwala Foundation projects. The training has been eye opening to farmers, helping them understand their farming as a business venture and breaking prejudice about farming.

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Many times we have read beautiful stories of resilience, success and empowerment from our program participants, Interns and anyone who has ever attended DOT training. In one of my networking events however, I interacted with one youth Ernest, who attests to the fact that despite the fact that he didn't make it to being a DOT Intern, the few weeks he spent taking the online assessments with DOT coupled with the different blogs he has read on the DOT website have changed his perspective and taught him three lessons which have never left him the same person. This blog unveils these three lessons.

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It is one thing for us to deliver training to thousands of youth and marginalized communities, but it is another when someone whose life we have impacted reaches out and shares what impact our training had in their lives. One such life is Paul, an alumni participant who shares how ReachUp! training changed his destiny for good and put him on the road to changing lives of other youth as an Educate! Fellow and through his youth-led development agency, Tinkasoft International.

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12th August marked International Youth day under the theme: Youth Civic engagement, to ensure youth are economically engaged in their communities. DOT Uganda had online engagements in celebration of the day, under hashtags: #DOTYouthDay #YouthDay #YouthNow. Here is a recap of what transpired within DOT and other youth focused organizations. Enjoy!

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This project is a partnership with Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) and SINFA Uganda. It will impact 1,620 farmers in northern Uganda, one of the poorest regions in the world, through OctionX, a web-based system. Two months into facilitation, DOT Uganda Intern Samson recounts in a picture blog what has been happening in some of the implementation areas – Awach and Paicho sub-counties in Gulu District.

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    Josephine Mono says:
    Thanks for sharing this Jackie, i was blessed to witness these great young minds in action. There ideas were so impressive and at such a young age they are putting their best foot forward to create a difference in this world. i look forward to seeing them progress on as social entrepreneurs.
    8 weeks ago
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    Jackline Alwedo says:
    Hello Charles, thanks for your interest. However, this story is for one of our participants who is a resident of Buwama in Mpigi district. What I can advise is for you to look online for other contacts near your locality engaged in the same products and you will get help. 
    @Collins, if you are in Kampala, these products are available in shops…
    2 months ago
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    charles. ian says:
    thanks for the above case i want to talk to her about the same line of product, how can i find her?
    2 months ago

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