Conversations can be inspiring moments especially when those conversations are focused on solutions and what could be. It was one of those conversations with one of our members that sparked and launched a pilot project. Our Ugandan member based in Kampala spoke about the lack of opportunities for young people, especially women, who aspire to leadership, opportunities and a better life. We talked about a mindset that locked young people into a failure and hopelessness cycle.
One of the greatest tragedies which face us on a global proportion is poverty. No, not economic poverty but the poverty of human connection which gives rise to economic poverty. This poverty can be as equally destructive to the fabric of society as economic poverty. This is the poverty of isolation and loneliness. It is a kind of poverty which is extremely insidious and continues to increase and underscore our family life and social order. The symptoms of this social sickness
Shikodo is about creating human stories. This is a story about two persons who had big challenges. How can you bring two people together with two different life stories so that they can help each other achieve their mutual aspirations and overcome the difficulties which confronted them? Franca has been challenged with cerebral palsy with limited motor skills making it difficult for her to use the keyboard on her lap top. Janet has been a refugee from South Sudan with her nine