From October 19th to November 1st, 2017 we were traveling in Uganda. More specifically, in the region around Kyamulibwa, in southwestern Uganda (Masaka district). There we started distributing the first 100 URIDU players (another 400 will follow in the upcoming weeks and months).
When it comes to literacy worldwide, even today girls and women perform far worse than men. In many countries, particularly in West and Central Africa and South Asia, illiterate women far outnumber their male counterparts.
So here we are again - back from our latest trip to Uganda! As you probably know, we spent two weeks (from October 19th until November 1st) in this beautiful country and were - once again! - overwhelmed by the friendliness and hospitality of the Ugandan people.
Salima, a widow, was born in Kisiju village in 1937. During her life, she gave birth to ten children, five of which died already. Today, she lives with one of her daughters, Asha Mushe, who is also widowed and who takes care of her.
Yay! We just added the Brazilian Portuguese version of our Uridupedia to our mobile-friendly website URIDU.COM! This is the 9th language that we are covering to make vital knowledge accessible to rural women all over the world.
We had quite a week with international media following up on our press release. Wow! We've seen news outlets picking it up and translating it into Chinese, Russian, German, French, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese. We are thankful and deeply impressed by the interest in our project!
We finally managed it - we moved into our new office! Now we are located in a little town in Germany: Annweiler-Gräfenhausen. Never heard of it before? Don’t worry, it is a really small town - about 580 inhabitants only - in the south-western part of Germany. The town is located in a small valley, overlooked by the old castle of Trifels. So yes, it is a little town, but rich in history - and so is our new office.