FRAMEWORK OF ENGAGEMENT:


(Entandikway’okumanyiganan’okukolaganan’abavubuka)
1) A youth would identify an adult he/she has never spoken to in the place of worship or church hall.
2) He/she would then introduce him/herself preferably in the mother tongue as deemed appropriate
E.g. Erinnyalyangenze……………………………………………… …., Bazaddebange be ba ….Omwamin’omukyala ………..
Ate ggwessebo/nnyaboggweani? (Who are you?)

3-The youth would ask the adult any topic ranging from: -The experience of growing up in Uganda;

  • Why UK was the choice of migration?
  • How have you managed to struggle through your challenges?
  • And what are the opportunities here?
  • Do you miss Uganda? And how?
  • What would you wish me and those who were born here to contribute to our country of origin?
  • What would you tell someone born of Uganda parents about growing up in UK?

ADULTS:

  • Would aim to do most of the listening with a view of giving feedback to the leader of the youth who would then pass on the views to leaders of the community.
  • The cultural lead would then share in this learning and collaboratively work with adults and the youth to make the initiative grow, branch off, keep the seedlings for future learning and review to nurture moral, ethical and adaptable social skills as grounded in culture and God-fearing principles that place respect of humanity and love at the centre.

This is one way of building a sustainable community that has a sense of integrity, belonging and identity.
It is the stool of confidence and transparent leadership.

  • Ubuntu (Bishop Desmond Tutu & Mandela)
  • Obuntubulamu (Nnaabagereka on Buganda strength as grounded in the values of culture and good citizenship)
    - Living with and for others starts with knowing others.
    - No man is an island.
    - Everybody knows something that is important for others therefore communicating in a safe place needs to be exploited with a moral and cultural aye wide open.


QUALITY IMPROVEMENT:

First, the need to establish and re-invigorate the culture of appreciation that sits central to Buganda culture, and definitely the same with other cultures. The difference is where the wonders of God and creation can be found (variations and complexity of dynamisms) in achieving the same goals of being and doing.

We have to focus on quality improvement on how we relate and integrate as Baganda and as people who share lots in common with others from other tribes. This would be monitored through the ways in which we observe and promote the concept of interconnectedness and the wealth and power of working as a team to promote and protect the basic commonality we share amongst ourselves and other cultures.

NB:  Although reference is made on Buganda/Buganda but its inclusive (As Buganda has always been) and we as children of God can collectively benefit from this improved interface.

OKUJJUKIZA:

  1. Okusigalawo/ Obumu
  2. Obukulembeze, Obwananyini
  3. Empisa ne Nono’

Empagi zino ziyimiridde kukuma olulumi.
Ssuubi Academy lyerimu kutafali.

(Masembe Nkata)