April 10, 2013

World Bank Dataviz

The World Bank has set out to visualize the fight against poverty. They have already collected an inspiring series of visualizations on all kinds of subjects. […]
September 29, 2009

A short message goes a long way…

It all started with a message: “Hello Esther, my name is Mpoya Kiirya Eddy. Please join my Village Kisozi and advice me on my project for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.” At the end of the week, Esther will board the plane to Uganda: to visit Africa for the first time in her life AND to [...]
April 22, 2009

The Power of Play

6 young men line up and start singing. “This is a song about HIV/AIDS”, Mpoya explains. “This group performs at schools, to make the kids aware of HIV/AIDS, education and other subjects.” And they’re good at it. One song later quite a crowd has gathered: students from the adjacent secondary school, to which the boys [...]
March 12, 2009

An early morning in Wakitaka

“Meet me at the mosque,” he says on the phone, while Paul (Bulenzi) and I drive through the lush environment of Jinja. Another beautiful morning in Uganda. Not long after we pass Paul’s house in the outskirts of Jinja, we reach the mosque. A young man comes walking towards us. “Hi, I’m Emma, welcome to [...]