If given the choice from the gift of sight, the gift of a goat, and the gift of flowers, within the Uganda of today, where poverty bites the majority of our citizens and families have insufficient food to eat, for me it is clear.
When a local Ugandan nonprofit accepts funds from a funder in the global north, the push for “visibility” and the requirement for branding blur the lines between Ugandan nonprofits and those of the global north. The consequence is that Ugandan nonprofits end up being perceived as successful, with huge incomes and budgets.
Originally posted on masakeonline:
Striking Makerere University students. © The Observer Newspaper “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought – not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” Oliver…
Less than two years in his term of office, Prof. Nawangwe is reportedly a reigning terrorist within the ivory tower, one who reportedly does not tolerate any that disagree with him; the basis allegedly that he is abusing the office of VC to purge alternative thinkers from the university academic staff; how so oxymoronic, if it should be the case.
As we ululated and cheered, Brenda took off her mortarboard or square academic cap, if you choose, and placed it on the head of her mother. Then she took of her academic gown and draped it on the shoulders of her uncle-father.
“The copy-paste culture needs to be eradicated, and academia needs to be proactive and relentless. Change starts from these “ivory towers” of knowledge,” writes Timothy Laku.