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
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
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
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
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
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
The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda has received support from UN Women (UN women, Spotlight global and the Embassy of Sweden) to implement the Culture for Her project (2019-2021). The project aims at harnessing the power of cultural resources (cultural institutions, norms, values, practices and structures) to transform negative cultural
During the debates, young people discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in a multi-cultural society on one hand, and living in a mono-cultural society on the other.
Under CCFU’s Diakonia-funded project, the Foundation set out to sensitise development workers on the role of culture in development through a 3-day training