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Jul 17, 2017 by Joseph Mutebi

The Importance of Practical Training in Beekeeping

Akumu Irene is a member of the Dikiriber Farmer Field School, formed in 2013 in Jupasonga village in rural Uganda. In 2014, Irene and a group of fellow students were given six beehives and told that it was important to keep bees. They did not, however, have a lot of practical training on beekeeping and so, says Akumu Irene, “my group was reluctant about the importance of keeping bees. We only knew that beehives need to be put under a shade of a tree! We never... Read More

Jul 17, 2017 by Raymond Mutava

From Drunkard to Male Champion

Niwagaba Medard used to be a drunkard. “There was not a single day,” he says “that I would go home without drinking alcohol.” His drinking caused a lot of problems within his family. “Most of the time,” says the 35-year-old father of four, “I would get home past midnight, when my wife and children had already gone to sleep. My wife and I could hardly talk to each other. There was no peace at home because every time I came home under the influence, I would... Read More

Jul 17, 2017 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

Sea to Sea: Stretched to the Limits

It was another long distance traveling from Chaplin to Regina, Saskatchewan: about 161 kms. The wind was mostly north-east which means it was blowing against us at about 25 km / hour. I started the day by leading the group with a prayer focused on Deuteronomy 8:10-18 and Philippians 4:13, where we are reminded not to put our trust or pride in our own strength but in God, who gives us the ability to do all things through Christ, who gives us the strength. We sure... Read More