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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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With eradicating gender inequality being part of DOT Uganda's mission, a two-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on GALS (Gender Action Learning System) methodology was held in Gulu. GALS is a community-led empowerment methodology that aims to catalyze and give women as well as men more control over their lives so they can support a sustainable movement for gender justice. This blog seeks to give more insight into GALS.

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  • ReachUp! Inspires Na…
    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…
    6 days 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?
    6 days ago

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