It is a Ugandan indigenous non-profit organization with headquarters in Fort Portal, western Uganda and was incorporated in Uganda as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 8th November 2000, No.46371.

Founding History

It was founded in 1999 by University Leavers led by Mr. Stephen Rwagweri. It was initially founded as a University Student transition movement with a purpose of orienting University leavers to indigenous culture and community
development work.


Objective 1

Safeguarding folklore, folk art and folk traditions of communities and promoting indigenous knowledge research in Uganda.

Objective 4

Contributing to development of indigenous languages as vehicles of cultural expression of communities.

Objective 7

Using cultural heritage and expression to promote environmental sustainability.

Objective 2

Using cultural heritage to mobilize, develop and promote youth talents and creative enterprises for income generation, self reliance and enhancing a sense of identity.

Objective 5

Using cultural heritage to promote peaceful co-existence among communities.

Objective 8

Promoting the growth of responsible cultural tourism in Uganda.

Objective 3

Using cultural heritage to mobilize grassroots women for promotion of gender rights and equal participation.

Objective 6

Using cultural heritage to promote peaceful co-existence among communities.

Objective 8

Using cultural heritage to promote rights of minorities and indigenous communities.

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