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Introducing HAVE

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 3:40 AM


I am excited to introduce HAVE (Heart for Africa Volunteer Experience). HAVE is a personal project that I have begun in hopes of bringing more visitors here to Uganda to volunteer at some really special organizations. Over the years, one of the commonalities visitors have shared is the comfort they felt having ...

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Proposed New National Service Program for Youth in Uganda

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM

For the past year, there have been some whispers here in Uganda about making National Service required for all graduating Secondary school students. Those whispers are now becoming active conversations amongst our newly re-elected President Museveni and many members of Uganda’s Parliament.


What does National Service mean?

There is already a long waiting period of about 9 months between when a student completes Senior 6 and enters Unive...

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CTT's 2016 Academic Year

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 2:25 AM

A few weeks ago students returned to school for another year of studies. The school year officially began just a day after President Museveni’s victory for re-election. The country was still unsettled, so few students reported to school. Slowly throughout the subsequent week as peace prevailed, parents (including SMK Administration) felt comfortable enough to send their children to their respective schools. And steadily, schools are once again operating almost to their capacity.

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Uganda Presidential Election Update

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 8:25 AM

The Election season here in Uganda is over (or at least relatively). There were the Presidential Elections, followed by individual elections for Members of Parliament, Mayor, Local Council 1, Local Council 3, and Local Council 5.


President Museveni was re-elected by a wide margin. Uganda actually shut down all social media and mobile money services for 4 days including and following the elections. There were fears of national security and unfair voting practices. The P...

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Uganda 2016 Elections

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Everywhere you look these days is: LONDA, LONDA, LONDA. Londa (pronounced ‘loan-dah’) is the Lugandan word for VOTE. The focus of Uganda’s attention is exclusively on the upcoming Elections scheduled this upcoming week on February 18th. There will be several offices voted… 385 Members of Ugandan Parliament from each of the 111 Districts, Local Council Members of various ranks from the smaller neighborhood positions to the larger district levels, City Mayors of large...

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Meet Sarai

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 2:35 AM


This past week, we welcomed our new kitten, Sarai, to our household. (Isabella named her after Simba’s mother in ‘Lion King’.) She is assisting us with some pesky rodent problems in our general compound. So far, she is a natural! Here is Uganda, cats are called ‘puss-c...

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Tour of Kajjansi Progressive Senior Secondary School

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 1:25 AM

While Change The Truth’s Team 9 was visiting SMK last month, we had the opportunity to take a school tour of Kajjansi Progressive Senior Secondary School. This experience is rewarding for both visitors and students. Visitors get the rare opportunity to have complete access to school grounds, as the school is officially closed for holidays. CTT-sponsored students attending Progressive have the unique opportunity to talk about their school, personal studies, daily schedule, and general...

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Ugandan Life- Photos from SMK Youth Photographers

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 8:20 AM

During the CTT Team 9 Visit, camera were constantly in use. Children captured over 8,000+ photos of their environment, activities, and one another. It was really incredible. There were some images that students took of 'Ugandan Life' that were really compelling. They are good portraits of daily life in our village, which would look similar to other villages across Uganda. Hope you enjoy...


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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 1:15 AM

All of the CTT Team 9 were accomplished, passionate artists either behind a camera or video-camera. They loved to capture the spirit of the moment. Last year, Team 8 introduced a Photo Scavenger Hunt, which was a HUGE success. This year, it seemed perfectly fitting to bring that activity back… and boy, was it FUN for all. The premise is simple… a group has a camera and a list of 12 images they must capture through photographing. Every photo must contain at least 1 group membe...

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CTT Team 9 Shares Photos

Posted on January 12, 2016 at 3:25 AM

The following photos were taken through the eyes of CTT Team 9. Thanks for sharing Jackie and Rebecca!!

SMK Marching Band



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