First Visitors to Solution Centre

First Visitors to Solution Centre

Sawa World opened its doors to fifteen engaged and excited West Vancouver high school students at our new solution centre in Kampala, Uganda.  The young Canadians and their four teachers, visited the centre as part of the 2016 Engage East Africa Uganda & Rwanda program, a two-week long experiential learning program for youth interested in global issues.

Their day-long visit to the centre kicked off with a fun lesson from Sawa staff in Luganda, Uganda’s most widely spoken language, and a tour of our new facility.  Next, two Sawa World Sparks taught the group to make eco-friendly stoves and paper bead jewelry.  This impressed upon them the strength, determination, creativity, and the power we have within us to effect change.   “We left Sawa World gushing about the selfless and sharing mentality of the staff and Sparks,” said one participant.  “It changed many of our perceptions of what development is, and introduced us to everyday, selfless people who challenge themselves to make a difference in their communities.  I think we can learn a lot from Sawa World and the Sparks.”

To learn how to make eco-friendly stoves or cost effective paper bead jewelry yourself, check out these Sawa World Solution videos for easy-to-follow instructions:

As they say in Uganda, “weebale” (thanks) and “weelaba” (goodbye)!