Jackie Asiimwe

Jackie Asiimwe, a lawyer, is the Uganda Country Manager of Wellspring Advisors, a US based philanthropic advisory firm. A Mukiga of the Baheesi ba Kinyagiro of Kabale, Kigezi, Jackie is the first born of Rev. and Mrs. Benoni Mugarura Mutana. Jackie studied at Gayaza High School, the oldest girl’s secondary school in Uganda. She went […]

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos

Of all the works that Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) wrote, his five piano concertos are almost certainly the most popular with audiences. Here in Toronto, a Beethoven piano concerto featuring a great soloist partnered with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is usually sold out weeks before the performance.   And so they should because they are among the […]

Patrick Tusiime

Patrick Tusiime is the District Health Officer for Kabale District, Kigezi Region in South Western Uganda. Patrick was born in Bucundura Village, Kashambya Sub-County, Kabale District. He completed primary education at Rubiriizi Primary School in Rukungiri District before proceeding to Kampala High School for secondary education. He then joined Makerere University Medical School where he […]

Marcel Wiradharma

Marcel Wiradharma is a businessman who operates a number of companies based in Richmond Hill Ontario. He specializes in technical systems and accounting management and provides services throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Born in Indonesia, Marcel came to Canada with his family in 1976 and then returned to Indonesia to operate his father’s business. There […]

Barbara Anschuetz

Barbara Anschuetz, a Registered Psychotherapist, is the Clinical Director of The Trauma Centre in Sharon, Ontario, Canada. Born in Toronto, Barbara was raised in a traditional family where her father worked out of the home and her mother raised the children. Being the only girl, with three younger brothers, her job was to help her […]

Thaddeus Manus Ulzen

Thaddeus Manus Ulzen is Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama School of Medicine in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Born in the gold mining hot bed of Tarkwa, Ghana, Thaddy is the oldest of five children of two educators. He grew up in Bolgatanga, Wa, Wenchi, […]

Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka

Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, a Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health at the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Heath Sciences, Kampala, Uganda, exemplifies the values of what Professor Paget Stanfield calls the complete paediatrician. Dr. Stanfield, a former head of paediatrics at Makerere, teaches us that a complete paediatrician puts the child at the […]

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams was born in the prairie town of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was raised in a traditional family in Pennant, a small rural farming community to the west of Swift Current where her father farmed with his father and brother.   Melanie is the fourth of five children. Everyone in the family was expected, […]

Roscoe Katende

Roscoe Katende is a senior anesthesiologist in New York City, New York, USA. He was born at Najera, Kampala to Mr. Hamu Katende and Mrs. Victoria Nalwanga Katende. His father was a local builder and his mother was a schoolteacher. They were both strong Christians who struggled to pay for his entire education at King’s College […]

Opiyo Oloya

  Opiyo Oloya is an educator, researcher and published author. Born and raised in Gulu in northern Uganda, Opiyo became involved in national political activism for democratic reforms during the early 1980s. As president of the Makerere University Student Guild, he publicly condemned the 1980 national election as fraudulent. Opiyo was asked to surrender, but […]