My life

Eva Nakato, the youth keeping the HIV fight alive

Not many HIV positive people are bold enough to declare their status because of fear of stigma. But that is exactly what 24 year old Eva Nakato, an HIV awareness agent with PINA Uganda does. Eva spoke to LinkmeUg’s Cuthbert Kigozi about her journey with HIV and why she decided to speak out against the […]

When you lose a leg in war – Samuel Onyango’s story

So many wars occur in the world and long after they end, some effects stay with us a life time. Samuel Onyango lost his right leg in 1989 as a Kadogo in one of Uganda’s wars but rose above the challenge and today lives a happy life with his family. Samuel: My mother told me […]

How Kitimbo Lawrence rose above amputation

  LinkmeUg in partnership with NUDIPU is profiling Youth With Disability – YWDs and today we meet Lawrence Kitimbo a 25 year old Mass Communication graduate who lost a leg after a motor accident in 2002. Lawrence lives in Mulago, Kampala and first we asked what life has been like living with a permanent disability […]

The hassle of an albino – Fahad Sentabadde talks to LinkmeUg

  LinkmeUg together NUDIPU bring you the story of 21 yr old Fahad Sentabadde who lives with his grandmother in Mbarara after being neglected by his father for albinism. Fahad’s mother paid his school fees till 2014 [S.4] when she fell ill. It is then that he dragged his father to the court and was […]

Don’t tag me ‘Refuge’, my name is Hindiyo Abdulkadir

As the world marks World Refugee Day today June 20th, LinkmeUg caught up with 17 yr old Hindiyo Abdulkadir Mohammed a teenage Somali refugee living in Kampala, Uganda. Hindiyo left Somalia with her family when she was 8 years. She is in Form 3 in one of the secondary schools in Kampala and after her […]

Isaac’s life story as a little person in Uganda

In this week’s focus on Youth PWD, LinkmeUg brings you 31yr old Isabirye Isaac from Iganga. Isaac represents Little Persons on the NUDIPU Youth Committee. We spoke to him about his challenges and what he has been able to achieve. Qualification Isaac: I hold a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Busoga University; my family […]

Sustainable Dev’t: Where do Deaf people stand? – Eroku Simon

“…The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with its #LeaveNoOneBehind is a big challenge to Deaf people and at this point when the rest of the world is talking about implementation of the 17 Goals, Deaf people are just beginning to question the Agenda and what it all means! But that is just a part of the […]

Creep up my walls – A poem by Wambutsi Cynthia

In the painful wounds Wounds of my fragile soul Grieve me not For in the plains Distant from the crowd I watch from a far Able to not feel but know The suffocating loneliness Thanks to the art The diverse and ever hungry Art of greed and death So come explore me While you creep […]