TRAINING & SUPPORTING MOVEMENTS
Training and supporting nonviolent movements is the purpose of our existence, and 75% of our time, energy, and resources go toward this.
In many situations, we aim to provide a basic understanding of concepts over a 4-day period. However, all of our trainings are tailor-made according to the needs and goals of participants, number of participants, current level of understanding and experience, demographics, and security concerns.
In any given training, we aim to provide at least a fundamental understanding of 1) storytelling and public narrative (sankofa!), 2) nonviolent strategy and discipline, 3) community organizing and movement building skills (including intersectionality, internal working structures, recruitment, basic PR, etc).
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TRAINING TRAINERS & DEVELOPING CURRICULA
Imagine a nation where every road is smooth, all children are attending competitive schools for free, and hospitals are fully staffed and their medicines fully stocked. Imagine a Uganda where basic goods are half the cost and pay for your labor is twice as much, a Uganda where public servants are always in their offices during working hours to give you what you need without demanding bribes.
This new Uganda is possible but great personal sacrifices have to be made to create the nation we desire. Our contributions must be strategic and effective. Fortunately, socio-political change is a well-studied concept. It can be learned and adapted to any context, no matter how repressive the environment, regardless of the financial status of those seeking change.
Our curriculum is for Ugandans everywhere who are tired of the poverty and oppression endured by the vast majority of their neighbors. It is for those who want to learn how to make change when real transformation seems impossible.
Within the curriculum (handbook), one will learn the basics and how to teach the basics of building movements, organizing communities, and employing nonviolent action for change. This method of change-making has proven itself highly effective, even in the face of militarism, dictatorships, war, and foreign occupations. People power has worked in Uganda but is yet to be seen working in the long term on a mass scale.
Solidarity Uganda’s trainers and workshop facilitators blend our own curriculum with a variety of other commonly-used social change curricula from around the world.
Join us in the journey as we build a New Uganda
Our curriculum is now available to the public. Please use the contact page to request a copy