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My place is close to parks, art and culture, great views, and restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the comfy bed, the kitchen, the coziness, and the views. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.
The apartment is attached to Weaver Bird, an artistic space where different creatives occasionally meet to share ideas and experiences on the development of art in Uganda. The space is composed of a lounging area and outdoor space plus a small art gallery.
The apartment is spacious enough with 2 bedrooms and a shared living room plus kitchen and bathroom. The outside area is suitable for small parties or gatherings.
Even though this apartment has no permanent resident staying there but next door on the same building is my office where any further information or help can be sought at anytime between 9am and 6pm or call me on my cell phone as i live only a mile away.
The wifi at the apartment is super reliable but runs via an internet router whose service bills are paid on a prepaid basis. Therefore my guest is required to pay for the service and depending on how much internet data one may be intending to use, the lowest data bundle is 1GB and costs Ush32000 ($9). This bundle could take you throughout the week if you are not downloading heavy videos.
Lastly but not least, all the proceeds from renting this rooms go towards Weaver Bird Arts Foundation community outreach programs. Weaver Bird is not-for-profit community based initiative.
Smoking is allowed but only if it's done outside the apartment
I am a Visual Artist and a Social Entrepreneur.
One thing that i consider the best teacher of all time is TRAVELING. I have been to over 30 countries around the world and i can't stop yearning for more. Over the year i have seen very inspirational places and have met incredible people. I think that traveling from one continent or place to another will always give any traveler a more realistic picture of how people on the other side live, think act as opposed to some of the information that you would extract from international broadcasters. For me to get acquainted with and understand other cultures i have had to visit different places in the world.
Do you want to understand the Ugandan, Kenyan or Rwandan Societies? I would be more than happy to share so much with you when i meet you here in Uganda.
My best lesson from traveling is that everyone needs to be somewhere outside of their comfort zones so as to become fully knowledgable about what's going on elsewhere in the world.
My professional experience:
Over the past 8 years i have been on a mission of Using Art To Change Lives and i started this by opening the first Arts Center in Rwanda that is Ivuka Arts Kigali in 2007. The center was formed on the ideology that every disadvantaged youth needs a space for them to express themselves, heal and gain a sense of hope for the future. Ivuka achieved this goal within it's first 2 years of its operation and is still doing so up to today. Later on in 2010 my vision expanded into Uganda where i started working with a local community in Masaka, 120km South of Kampala; into the first of its kind Community for the Arts under the name Weaver Bird Art Community. The name Weaver Bird is an English translation of NDEGEYA which is the name of the village. Although most of the work is being done in Masaka but our administrative work is mainly centered at our Office on Kenneth Dale drive in Kamwokya, Kampala. Here we run as WEAVER BIRD ARTS FOUNDATION and this is where we rent out a private room for short stay visitors so to raise some funds for the project.