Karamoja.org's   goals are very simple

1.   Use technology and new cloud services to expand the reach and opportunity  for all in Karamoja and then  help the groups export  value added  services to the world.
2.  Implement and then export Common Sense Capacity Building to all of Africa.
3.  Honor the legacy of Paul Sherwen, while empowering the people of the region. 
4. Help the people  protect the beauty of the region.
5. Help  the people protect the   heritage and culture of the region.
6. Help create opportunity for all the people  with new skills and services.
7. Help build capacity, helping  all  to sell their products and services.

Our vision is  simple, Karamoja, will, Lead Africa Forward.     When  we came to the region, it was after the cattle wars and  guns were being taken away.  There were  literally no roads, no electricity and no real economy to speak of.  What was there were  incredible people, an incredible culture   spread across a land of incredible beauty.  Immediately Paul and I  kn
ew that this was our  home and this was the one place in all of Africa where the greatest change would happen.

Karamoja.org is about helping all in the region gain access to opportunity, a better  life, jobs and hope for their future and  that of their culture.  We live in a globally connected internet world and  the  expansion of internet  cloud technology  positioned properly gives  developing communities like Karamoja an incredible  lift up and advantage.  Our track record in business, in starting and growing  globaly successful grassroots organizations  plus the business's that we helped start  in Karamoja, place us in a very unique  position and one where we feel  we can help all to achieve thier goals.

8 years ago when we and the Bicycles for Humanity  team     brought 4,500 bicycles to Karamoja,  as the  cattle wars were ending, we knew    that this was  one of the truly incredible places on earth.  What struck us  most was the incredible beauty of the region and  it's people and how important  we felt it was to help  them    protect their culture and heritage. 

At that time, there  were no roads in the region, no electricity and  few  business's operating, but  you could feel change happening.  We and the people of the region knew that from  this point forward, Karamoja would , Lead Africa Forward  .  This was a big dream and an even bigger goal, but today,  we are well on our way to helping make  this happen.

High value efficient models win, scale and  with the internet reaching all corners of the planet, mobile technology coming down in price and increasing in power, we  knew that  the opportunity was there to protect the culture, empower the people and   build new and exciting  business's, while   empowering the people to lead.

The 4500 bicycles became many successful and growing Bicycle Empowerment Centres. We followed  that with the rollout of the iEmpowerment, free education for all,  program across the region, allowing all access to better education  and opportunity.  Next we helped  Kara-Tunga a cultural tour and arts company grow, then the Tour of Karamoja, an IT service company, Karamoja IT Computer Services and now a new model of development we call Cloud Empowerment that will fit nicely with major donors and NGO's looking to do more good with less money.

Where everyone  saw failure and marginalized people, Paul and I  saw  incredible opportunity and talent, with  a work ethic and a skill set unmatched in Uganda or Africa.   We all understand the term Capacity Building, we just added Common Sense in front of that and   our creative model of development took hold and has become incredibly successful.

Our goal is simple, to  help show the world what is possible and to  empower the people of Karamoja, to, Lead Africa Forward, bringing thier  skills and services to all globally.  Common Sense  models do work and  at Karamoja.org, we are incorporating  all we have learned , deploying  a new model of Common Sense  Community  Development that engages all who  call Karamoja home and all who care about the region, it's people and the  incredible opportunities to do good  and to build  business in partnership with the local people.

This is only the start,  success breeds success and our vision at Karamoja.org and that of our partners is  to  bring this unique and powerful brand of  grassroots community to the world.  Everyone  who wants to be a part of this journey is welcome, to find out more, please contact pat@karamoja.org