The 2019 Youth Heritage Awards (Uganda and Kenya)

The 2019 Youth Heritage Awards (Uganda and Kenya)

The Cross Cultural Foundation under the Heritage Education programme awarded 13 winners from the Heritage Competitions and held a panel discussion to discuss how Africa’s cultural diversity can be harnessed for social cohesion. The ceremony took place on 4th December at Ndere Cultural Center. Over 160 people attended the event

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Culture for Her

Culture for Her

Under the Culture for Her Project and Heritage Education Programme, CCFU carried out a three days orientation session in Nebbi District to induct cultural leaders on how to support cultural heritage clubs in schools. Heritage clubs patrons, teachers and school administrators were given refresher training to sharpen their skills in

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Historical building of the Week: Bank of Uganda

Historical building of the Week: Bank of Uganda

Bank of Uganda (1969)
Construction of the Bank’s first permanent premises started in 1967; one year after Uganda issued its own national currency.
Designed by Peatfield and Bodgener, the building’s striking design is accompanied by the monument in front, a mosaic-clad structure that symbolizes the new Bank’s authority over the

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Historical building of the Week: Lake Victoria Hotel

Historical building of the Week: Lake Victoria Hotel

Lake Victoria Hotel (1948)
 The handsome and well preserved hotel is most famous for hosting Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Uganda in 1958, and continues to be a popular location for luxury holidays, weddings and VIP events.
 Historical Buildings and Sites Project
Historical buildings and sites in Kampala,

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Read this report…

Read this report…

Introduction
The Batwa are among the most marginalized indigenous minority groups in Uganda and their plight has attracted interventions from both State and non-State institutions, both to ensure welfare and to protect their rights, some of which have recorded a good measure of success.
After their eviction from their forests

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Historical site of the Week: Kabaka’s Lake

Historical site of the Week: Kabaka’s Lake

Kabaka’s Lake (1886)
Possibly the largest hand-dug lake in Africa, excavated at great human cost, on Kabaka Mwanga II’s command, as part of an (uncompleted) escape route from Mengo Palace (see “Twekobe”) to Lake Victoria. Buganda’s clan leaders are responsible for mobilizing people to keep it clean
Historical Buildings and

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Historical building of the Week: St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Historical building of the Week: St. Joseph’s Cathedral

St Joseph’s Cathedral (1939)
This church was built by the catholic missionary priests, the Mill Hill Fathers, who set up a number of Jinja’s other institutions such as Jinja College and St. Gonza Primary School. The church is dedicated to St. Joseph, however his statue had to be removed

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Historical site of the week: Entebbe Za Mugula

Historical site of the week: Entebbe Za Mugula

Entebe za Mugula
This sacred site is where Chief Mugula Bukulubwawadda sat in a stone seat (hence the name “Mugula’s seat”- Entebe za Mugula) to preside over judicial cases and village meeting in the 19th century. It gave Entebbe its name when the British failed to pronounce the full name

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Historical Building of the week

Historical Building of the week

The administrative building for East Africa’s oldest university (established in 1922). Constructed with funding from the Colonial Development Fund, the building was designed to partly resemble the Senate Building at the University of London, to which Makerere College was then affiliated.
Historical Buildings and Sites Project
Historical buildings and sites

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