At Pauls Peloton and Paul Sherwen Classic Safari's, we believe that empowering the locals as a part of your safari or campaign and helping them create sustainable opportunities that enrich thier lives and yours is a good thing and the interaction and the closeness to the people as they create a better life for themselves will be the highlight of your safari. It is our ability to bring you right into the lives of the people of Ugandaand especially Karamoja that you will remember forever.
Our vision at Pauls Peloton and Sherwen Classic Safari's is to always give back, to make a difference and touch lives, bringing people together. Our iEmpowerment program contains a wealth of great material, and for those that cannot get it, but have internet access, we have put some of the material up under our Ekokwa program. We invite you to share this incredible online resource and share it with all in Africa. When technology comes together with a rich cultural background, good will flow to many. The Community Health Programs contained in this Library, plus the other material is world class and free for all forever.
The Karamojong of North Eastern Uganda are a very proud and honourable society of pastoralists, related to the Turkana and Masai in Kenya, the Jiya and Toposa in the South Sudan and the Dodah, Iteso and Jie in Uganda.. All these people are part of the Niolic tribes that moved from Ethiopia. Known as the Teso or Karamojong Cluster, the name translates to, “The old man that would walk no further” Their history is not written down and all information is passed through world of mouth. To survive in a very hostile environment, the Karamojong had to develop a model of communications that allowed all to participate , share and make decisions in an organized fashion.
Their simple model applied to an internet connected world can help solve many of the problems we face related to security, animal protection, agriculture, civil and health related efforts, not only in this region, but globally. The resource link contains valuable information and content that can be used by all and by following the Ekokwa model, we hope to share this knowledge with everyone in Africa.
The iEmpowerment program was originally delivered to the Karamojong and then to 12 African countries with thousands of installs through the use of a 64 Gig memory stick. This stick is readily available to copy to your hard drive from many in Karamoja and across all of Africa. Please visit the iEmpowerment site to gain a better understanding of all the content that is on this stick. Video files are large and difficult to download over the internet in Africa, because of the slow speeds and the high cost.
With a great deal of the content being very useful, especially in the area of Community Health, we decided to take the very best content and sort it by category and load it into the Resources-Ekokwa link with a directory to help you identify the various programs.
The Ekokwa Program and Sharing Knowledge
Ekoi is detailed local information or knowledge gathered and spoken between people when they meet.
Ekokwa are community meetings held at random, usually early in the morning before people go and tend to the crops and the animals, generally in the village or around a kraall or cattle camp.
When a problem cannot be resolved at this level, the elders and the more knowledgeable call an Akiriket or a more formal meeting to discuss the matter and resolve the issue.
This simple process of Ekoi, gathering, Ekowa, sharing and Akiriket, adding further knowledge and wisdom works and it is a process that we believe can solve many of the developing world’s problems and we hope to play our role in helping others.
Pat and I are the founders of the iEmpowerment program that has helped thousands of communities with the distribution of the memory sticks loaded with terrific content. Much of that content is in Pdf format and easily distributed by anyone in Pdf format over the internet. it is our goal to build the world's best resource library in PDF format to be shared with all in Africa. Please visit the Resource's link to view and download the program of very valuable educational, healthcare and other valuable content and resources.
Resource Program , The Ekokwa Library