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Before Issa Mwamba Patrick left his homeland the Democratic Republic of Congo to seek refugee, he was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies at the university. The political instability in DRC forced him to flee in 2017 to Uganda

Sparkling Drop Water: Purifying Water In Mining Co...

It took a few recurring bouts of typhoid and consistent visits to the hospital before Frank Munguriek discovered that impure water was the cause of his health problems.   This led him to unlock a lucrative business in water sanitation. Munguriek

Ayebazibwe On Building An Empire One Art Piece At ...

Growing up in Mbarara, Uniq Fred Ayebazibwe witnessed his mother create beautiful art on ordinary house items. Using her hands to embroider, his mom turned ordinary curtains into artistic masterpieces. It is at this point that Ayebazibwe interest in making

The Bootcamp Creating Coding Queens

For a while, Jane Masawi nursed the dream of a career in coding. Even as she pursued a degree in business computing which despite its name, offered no meaningful programming training, she didn’t give up. Opportunity knocked for her to

The Innovation Village Mbarara: One Year Of Accele...

The story of The Innovation Village Mbarara begins in an unconventional way. It is the quintessential story of a rose that grew through the concrete given the circumstances of 2020, a year that is marked by an unprecedented havoc-wrecking pandemic

Wambutsi Is Making Mental Health Care Accessible T...

Cynthia Stacey Wambutsi loves flowers. They have been symbolic of ideals that she wants to carry into mental health. With a mind being one of the major sources of drive and functionality for human beings, she hopes that everyone’s mind

How A Business Foundations Course Is Transforming ...

With a heart for entrepreneurship, Augustine Busimba always thought that the most important thing to have for any aspiring entrepreneur is a business plan. This changed instantly after attending the two-day Business Foundations Course at The Innovation Village. “I asked

Creating An Empowered Youthful Population With The...

When The Mastercard Foundation launched its Young Africa Works strategy in Uganda in July 2020, it was met with a lot of anticipation about how transformative it would be in the area of youth employment. As a nation, Uganda has

Bavuga’s Fashion Business Bounces Back After Ski...

At 25 years old, Carlyn Bavuga is in the process of building a fashion house that will not only be the go-to house for trendy clothes but also an academy that is affordable to dispense tailoring skills to young people.

Afro Health Connect makes big strides in access to...

The quality of care and access to health care services in Uganda has remained wanting for years now. Take for instance the fact that a total of 1,192 maternal deaths and 28,174 perinatal deaths were recorded according to the Annual

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Next Wave is a market-led 5yr intervention addressing the key ecosystem challenges of youth job creation in the Ugandan marketplace.