One of the objectives of the The Ugandan Convention-UK is to promote philanthropy in Uganda as an integral strategy for permanent wealth-creation for social development.

Immigration has affected modern Britain in a number of ways. As a consequence of immigration, people are different from one another in significant ways, and these differences create both opportunities and challenges. The convention was borne to expose opportunities and mitigate challenges, and define solutions to those challenges collectively as a community. These challenges range from jobs, education, identity, community integration, finance and housing through to language barrier.

Some of the problems will UCU-UK deal with the Ugandan community lacks cohesion amongst its own members, hampering the creation of a close knit community, a factor that their Asian counterparts have used to their advantage, resulting in a thriving and wealthy Asian Ugandan community.
Lack of cohesion results in people living in isolation with a poor network of peer support, leading to depression, mental health issues, a higher rate of suicide, and diminished economic opportunities. Members of the Ugandan community experience lower levels of prosperity than their British counterparts due to being less effectively integrated into British society.

Tribalistic mentality hampers relationships between people of differing tribal backgrounds, which diminishes growth opportunities for individuals and for the Ugandan Diaspora at large.
The Ugandan youth lacks cultural heritage and values, feeling disconnected from the Ugandan community, yet not fully integrated into the British culture either. Community leaders and affluent members of the Ugandan community can acculturate and mentor the youth and the whole community.

Increase outreach work is needed to develop relationships with new communities whose voices can be effectively represented; establish links with councillors and new working groups and forums, such as inter-faith forums and women’s groups, to promote collaboration and solidarity within and between other communities. 

Some of the benefits of our programmes in the Diaspora:

  1. Promote stronger bonds between members of the Ugandan Diaspora and with other African and non-African communities
  2. Promote the sharing of cultural diversities from various tribes that intrinsically promote community cohesion
  3. Reduce levels of tribalism mentality, thereby removing the sense of isolation that tribalism engenders
  4. Create opportunities for people to become entrepreneurs, to increase their financially self-reliance
  5. Increase skills, knowledge and expertise exchange between members of the Ugandan Diaspora and the British and other African Diaspora members
  6. Reconnect the younger generation with their cultural identities, roots, values and morals, to give them a healthy foundation and forge stronger bonds between generations
  7. Foster a mentality of philanthropy amongst members of the community and beyond the Ugandan community
  8. Enhance the capacity of individuals, communities, civil society, social enterprises, NGOs, businesses and local institutions to alleviate poverty and improve standards of living
  9. Promote mental health In the Diaspora through mental health education and awareness, in collaboration with our professional partners.

Help young Ugandans in the Diaspora become entrepreneurs through mentorship programmes and personal development. Expand their ability to reach their full potential and open the minds beyond the traditional journeys to success. 

Some outcomes:

  1. Substantial increase in Ugandan community cohesion, by reducing tribalistic and political inclination mentality decreasing isolation, and increasing mutual cooperation and support
  2. sharing of cultural and traditional values between various Ugandan tribes, and the ensuing acculturation of the younger Ugandan generation
  3. Increase in knowledge, expertise and skills transfer that directly benefit people seeking professional or business growth
  4. Direct increase in new business relationships and partnerships leading to increase of financial self-reliance, and decrease in economic hardship

Past projects