Impact News

2015 Impact Survey: A Measure of Success!

Measuring social impact is serious business for Sawa World. Who attends our trainings and events on locally created solutions?  What happens to attendees afterwards?  And most importantly, how does it change lives? Our Impacts Team in Uganda hit the phones to track how much impact 2015...
Nov 30 2016 - 8:32am
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Karibu (Welcome) Tanzania

“Sawa World Solution videos were so simple yet so effective,” marvels Lonny Chen, International Chairman of Tanzania’s Morogoro Youth Development Initiative (MOYODEI).  MOYODEI participated in Sawa World’s 2015 expansion pilot project in Tanzania, South Sudan, and Kenya...
Nov 7 2016 - 3:44am
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A Celebration!

Talking, laughing, and barely able to contain their excitement, over 1,565 local youth streamed into the Sawa World Solution Centre on September 24th to celebrate its Fourth Annual World Day. Eager participants lined up 3 hours beforehand for what was also the centre’s official launch.
Oct 28 2016 - 6:40am
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When Good Ideas Spread!

Sawa World Solution Centre has impacted nearly 37,000 vulnerable youth in Uganda, providing large-scale access to solutions that promise to lift them out of extreme poverty. How does something this remarkable happen?  By people talking to people, spreading smart ideas and innovation. Asiimwe...
Oct 12 2016 - 5:44am
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Memorable First Impressions!

“First impressions matter!”, said 24-year old Asiimwe Priscilla when she saw Kampala’s cheery Sawa Solution Centre her first time. Amidst the displays, workshops, and new friends, the recent quantitative economics graduate of Makerere University found genuine hope for employment...
Sep 24 2016 - 6:30pm
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Empowering Young Women!

By 2018, Sawa World and four partner organizations will be teaching local and entrepreneurial skills to over 15,500 vulnerable girls in six Ugandan districts as part of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe women). By offering smart,...
Sep 12 2016 - 7:08am
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The radio announcement was like a beacon call to Kakuya Alfred: Come to Sawa World Day 2015 to learn low-capital, easily replicable skills to create self-employment. Alfred was in a dire situation; he had spent three fruitless years seeking work in Kampala despite earning an honors degree in social...
Aug 26 2016 - 1:56pm
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A Wearable Solution!

Kind-hearted Geoffrey Ekongo wanted to help his security-guard/gatekeeper expand his practical skills and earn extra money.  Researching ideas, Geoffrey came across a Sawa World Solution Video on replicating sandals.  Sandals, worn by nearly everyone year-round in Uganda, seemed a perfect...
Aug 14 2016 - 9:44am
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Sawa World Solution Centre is aiming high, fully intent on becoming a leading innovation centre that will change the lives of 50,000 youth this year in communities near and wide. An exhaustive 2015 search for a new home led to the present attractive brick and tile structure. Rooms were freshly...
Jul 31 2016 - 8:54am
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The Dream Begins!

Infectious energy, laughter, and broad smiles spread good cheer at Sawa World’s sneak peak open house for members of Kampala’s Makerere Kikoni community on June 1st.  Over 50 visitors were welcomed to the cool and inviting centre awash in rich green, cheery red, soft orange and...
Jun 18 2016 - 5:57pm
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