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Bryan White Foundation reaches out to Katwe Youth.

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Ambassadors from Bryan White Foundation on behalf of their boss, Bryan White reached out to youth group in Katwe, a Kampala suburb. Bryan White Foundation ambassadors Ssegujja Herbert Mendo and Bettina Tumuhaise Praising alongside the foundation team visited Ngabo Youth friendly Service Centre (NYSC) in Katwe, Old Kampala to awaken and inspire the youths as the foundation’s motto. NYSC is an education centre in Katwe which aims at empowering youths into acquiring different skills.

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Bettina encouraged the youths to save as little as they can, adding that it is a good start for long term investment. Reverse saving is a good technique and is something I encourage you to do,” Bettina Praising said. “Do not despise jobs, it is you that fends for self and your family. Any job that betters you should be kept”, she added. Bettina Praising also thanked the women amongst audience for being courageous enough to engage in such an activity in such an area. “It is important you venture into something you are passionate about. Chances to succeed at it are beyond imagination” Bettina Praising. She also encouraged them to practice agriculture saying it’s the way to go.

Ambassador Ssegujja Herbert aka Teacher Mpamire who is in charge of education and youth at the foundation stressed that Bryan White Foundation initiative is to empower the youth in the country, the exact mission Ngabo Youth Friendly Service Centre (NYFSC) holds. He advised the youths to know what they want and to never give up “Know what you want, then do what it takes to achieve it and finally do it. We encourage youths to get involved in capital generating activities to sustain livelihood,” he said.

The foundation was impressed by the activities at the centre and promised that the Bryan White will soon pay a visit to the centre to offer more support. The centre handles former street kids especially from ghettos of Katwe, one of the most notorious suburbs in Kampala well known for high crime rate.

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Bergman100 Film Festival Launched in Uganda

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Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Embassy of Sweden, and Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, address media.

Samuel Sandberg (L), the Head of Administration at the Embassy of Sweden, and Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, address media.

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On Thursday evening, Ugandan film enthusiasts alongside media enjoyed a movie giving insight into the life of iconic Swedish film maker Ingmar Bergman. The screening which was organised by the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda  at Alliance Francaise offices in Kamwokya marked the launch of the Bergman100 Film Festival in Uganda.

The Bergman100 Film Festival is an on-going global showcase aimed at celebrating the life and legacy of legendary Swedish film maker, Ingmar Bergman, who would have turned 100 years this year. The festival will be a 5-day cinema showcase taking place from 15th -19th October 2018 in Kampala.

According to Polly Kamukama, the curator of the festival, they will screen four films by Bergman during the festival. “We have carefully selected four films, each from a different decade in Ingmar Bergman’s career which spans over four decades,” he said. “We want to highlight his growth journey as a film maker as well as his consistency in his cinematic themes.”

Speaking during the event, Samuel Sandberg, the Head of Administration at the Swedish embassy, noted that festival  is timely as it coincides with the European year of cultural heritage and also provides an opportunity for cultural exchange between Uganda and Sweden.

“We will host several individuals in the Swedish film industry during the festival, and this will be an opportunity for Ugandan film makers to network with them,” he stated.

Meanwhile, there will also be a discourse on gender representation in film during the festival featuring a panel of experts as they discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions to the plight of female film makers in Uganda.

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Bryan White parades 3BN Shillings as he prepares for Arua return

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Bryan White Foundation (BWF) boss Bryan White has today announced that he will return to Arua to continue his quest of rehabilitating members of criminal gangs in the town.

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Address Press at his Makeshift offices in Munyonyo, the humanitarian said he will continue his activism of reducing poverty among the young generation but said this time he is focusing more on intoxicated criminal gangs’ members. He unveiled billions of shilling to be used during the entire period of 4 months of project.

Under his Bryan White Foundation, he is set to return to Arua on Friday 19th October for a period of 4 months as a way of reforming the criminal gangs in the area.

Members from notorious youth gangs in Arua will go into a residential camp for 4 months where they will receive training to acquire individual skills in different categories like mechanics, carpentry, brick laying and concrete practice to mention but a few.

The members will also acquire financial discipline and will rehabilitated from their drug and weed affected lives.

“The foundation will spend 4 months skilling and rehabilitating criminal minded youths. After Arua, he will head to Busia and then Kampala doing the same,” a source said.

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Kanye West to visit Uganda

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By Nila Faisal

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American rapper Kanye West is coming to Uganda.
The “No More Parties In LA” rapper has revealed in a video that was taken during his impromptu speech at one of the Apple Stores in Georgia that he will be coming to Uganda to finish his ninth album “Yandhi”.
Kanye revealed earlier this month during his appearance on popular US show Saturday Night Live that he was going to Africa to complete the album that was meant to be released on October 1.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestHowever details about his visit like where in Uganda he will be staying and if his family, Kim Kardashian and their three children will be joining him remain scanty.

 

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