Uganda in Germany
KinderKulturKarawane is a project under supervision of UNICEF, which enables young artists from the southern half of the world to travel north to present their skills. But that’s not everything: the most important part is cultural exchange.
The first time the Sosolya Undugu Dance Academy came to Germany was as a part of the KinderKulturKarawane 2015.
In 2017 they were invited for a second time with the motto “creACTive for climate justice”.
"My name ist Tumussine Bridget and I am 20 years old. I have been in Sosolya since my childhood and I really enjoy it in Sosolya. I want to come to Germany for some reasons and they are: 1. Sharing ideas about climate change, peace and refugees and children's rights in Uganda and Germany for a better tomorrow. 2. Exchanging culture and learning more about Germany. 3. Sharing the knowledge that I have about Uganda. 4. Creating new friends. 5. Exposing my talent that was realized and widened ba Sosolya."
"My name is Aromorach Livercy. I am 16 years old and I have been in Sosolya since my childhood. The following are the reasons why I want to come to Germany: 1. To share the ideas about climate justice and to exchange the experience among each other. 2. To know more about Germans and Germany as a country and to let them also know about my country. 3. To expose what I have received from Sosolya since my childhood. 4. To have fun and create new friends from the new environment and learn from them."
"My name is Bishanga Elvis and I am 18 years old. I have been at Sosolya since my childhood. The reasons why I want to come to Germany are: 1. To discuss about climate justice in Uganda and Germany. 2. Cultural exchange. 3. To expose my talent. 4. To create new friends. 5. And lastly is to spread love and have fun. My expectations are: 1. To make friends. 2. I expect to know more about Germans as people and also as a country. 3. To explore."
"My name is Nalule Mastullah Mercy, I am 18 years old. I have been in Sosolya since my childhood. My reasons as to why I want to come to Germany are: 1. To be part of the climate change teachings. 2. To share experience with my brothers and sisters in Germany. 3. To share cultural exchange. 4. To promote love, brotherhood and sisterhood in Germany."
"I am Wabwire Eric, I am reaching 17 years old in July and I have been at Sosolya since my childhood. The reasons as to why I want to come to Germany are: 1. To mainly share my simple knowledge on climate change from Uganda by having peer to peer discussions in order to save the universe. 2. To learn/get more information on how climate change is solved in Germany so that I can also take it back home and save my country Uganda starting from Sosolya where I live. 3. Cultural exchange. 4. To improve on my German. 5. And lastly to have fun and to spread love."
"My name is Namagambe Sulaiba and I am soon making 19 years old in September. I have been in Sosolya since 7 years now and the reason why I want to come to Germany are: 1. To make friends. 2. Be part of the Climate Justice project. 3. To share my traditional dance and music. 4. To learn a lot from different students and families. 5. And mostly to have fun on the tour."
Germany in Uganda
Ever since the first volunteer from Germany finished her voluntary year (2016/2017) at the Sosolya Undugu Dance Academy, the dancing project is a stable part of the voluntary program of the Diakonie Hessen. A weltwärts voluntary service allows young people to acquire social work skills abroad. You can find more information about the weltwärts voluntary year at the Sosolya Undugu Dance Academy here.
The Academy’s door is always open for the neighbourhood and friends from all over the world. If you are interested to see the Centre and the children of the Sosolya Undugu Dance Academy with your own eyes, when you want to watch or join them dancing Ugandan dances and listen to african music, Mark Mugwanya would be happy to welcome you any time.