Community development : hope for Uganda
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Citation:Matthewson, P. (2018).Community development: Hope for Uganda. Whanake: the Pacific Journal of Community Development, 4(1), 64-69. , 1(1), 85-86. Unitec ePress. ISSN 2423-009X. Retrieved from: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4348
In January 2018 I was privileged to visit Uganda, hosted by Tony Ssembatya who is a board member for the International Association for Community Development (IACD). Tony is from Uganda, but currently works for UN Women in New York, undertaking reviews of countries’ constitutions for the implementation of gender-rights policies. He is also completing a PhD at Leipzig University, Germany, in the area of citizenship and statelessness. In Uganda Tony has established an educational foundation, spearheading pre-school and primary school education for children from the poorest of the poor families in the city of Jinja. Over three weeks we travelled through the north and west of the country, seeing the amazing wildlife in its natural habitat in the Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. As we journeyed we discussed some of the traumatic history of those parts of the country over the last 50 years. We were also able to visit some inspiring community development initiatives.