Karamoja.org's   goals are very simple



1. Protect the beauty of the region
2. Protect the   heritage and culture of the region
3. Create opportunity for all the people  with new skills and services
4. Build capacity, selling empowers all and  new platforms to assist in sales and marketing  products and services for locals is key.
6. Use technology and new cloud services to expand the reach and opportunity  for all in Karamoja and then exporting these skills and services to all in Africa

7.  Implement and then export Common Sense Capacity Building to all of Africa.


Vision
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 we kn
ew that this was home and this was the one place in all of Africa where the greatest change would happen.

To  Lead Africa Forward , we believed that it was important to:
Protect the beauty of the region and make this  a centre piece of economic growth.

Protect the culture  of the  region allowing the people to share their   way of life with the world.
Create opportunity using   the internet and  technology to help grow the economy of the region.


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 we have started 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 Kara-Tunga a cultural tour and arts company was  started, then the Tour of Karamoja, an IT service company 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, we 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 show the world what is possible and to  empower the people of Karamoja, to, Lead Africa Forward.  Common Sense  models do work and  at Karamoja.org, we are incorporating  all we have learned ,deploying  a new model of Creative Development that engages all who  call Karamoja home and all who care about the region and it's people.  


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