Retooling Of ICT Teachers at Kololo – 2017

The Teachers’ ICT Retooling Program has resumed. This year 2017, units covered include Elementary Programming, Database Management, Desktop Publishing and Management of ICTs. This training targets 300 Secondary School Teachers from across the Country selected by Ministry of Education and Sports. Click to see the full list of schools The training is conducted by Hood […]

Should Parents and Teachers Share Images of Our Children on Social Media

With the proliferation of the Internet and smart phones with cameras, it is now so easy to record special moments and share them with the world. With a click of a button, we can snap photos of our children playing in our beautiful compounds and share them in an instant on Facebook, WhatsApp or any […]

Engendering Media Literacy and Creativity

Most Ugandans, and for that matter most Africans, while interfacing with internet technologies, spend most of their time downloading, consuming content developed by somebody else. Be it on WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube or any other social networking platform, aside from some crude tribal jokes and heavily enhanced selfies, chances are you are more likely to encounter […]

Lessons of Experience with Media for Youths

Its now one year into the Media and Creativity Project, so I deem it appropriate to share a few lessons of experience. It has been an exciting journey with lots  to learn and share. It has called for hard-work, going beyond the normal working hours, research and doing new stuff. Lesson#1: Plan Your Work It […]

Uganda Marks Safe Internet Day 2017

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the regulatory body of the Communications Sector in Uganda organised a dialogue day to commemorate the International Safe Internet Day in Uganda. The theme of the day was “Be the Change: Unite for a better Internet”. It was marked at the UCC House, Bugolobi on Tuesday 7th February 2017. Participants discussed […]

Cambodia – A Shocker of A Place

When you just read about Cambodia or worse still learn of it from films only, you would be lucky to escape stereotyping it as a war ravaged country, surrounded by dense forests and deep, boggy marshes. Where   rural people wear wide palm leave hats and toil away in rice fields. That’s what I thought about […]

Developing Creativity Through Media Project Video

We just uploaded our project video to YouTube -> The is a short documentary that summaries objectives, activities and results of the Youth Creativity and Media Literacy Project currently underway at Mengo Senior School. The project is a partnership between Life Academy and Sustainable Change Solutions

Brainstorming Time!

You will be forgiven for thinking that digital media making is all about taking photos and using computers to make videos. You couldn’t be further from the truth. Our experience so far is that most of the learning and decision making actually take place away from computers. Its about planning, group work, decision making, research, […]

Online Threats for Youths

What threats do youths face today as they use the internet day? Obviously, quite many. The challenge  I see however is that many people have tended to reduce all challenges to viewing inappropriate materials (read pornography). Now, we all agree that this is a serious issue. But by failing to examine other threats, we effectively […]

Teachers Retooled in Computer Programming

Teachers of ICT and Computer studies have been retooled to teach Computer Programming in Schools. This comes after Uganda National Examination board chief issued a circular to schools reminding them that the examination body will test students on Elementary Programming principles as outlined in the 2008 curriculum. Many teachers have been dodging teaching this area […]

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