Karamoja.org is about telling the incredible story of the people and helping locally owned business's like the Karamoja Safari Lodge and Kara-Tunga grow, by giving tour operators a strategic partner and a highly skilled ground handler in the region to help them open up and grow this incredible new tourism market. Ride Karamoja is a new family of cycling and outdoor adventures we know everyone will love and another way to excite your clinets of the beuty and incredible adventure in the region.
8 years ago when we and the Bicycles for Humanity team brought 4,000 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.
Karamoja.org is about helping , protect and record the culture market, promote and share the beauty and culture of the region, while empowering the people to develop the skills, solutions and services to lead, not only in Africa but in a global economy. 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 4000 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.
Today, we are super excited to announce the completion of the Karamoja Safari Lodge a world class tented lodge delivering first class service to your clients. Our Tour of Karamoja has also turned into not only a world class event, but it has spawned a new family of cycling related programs under our Ride Karamoja brand.
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 are now helping build a tourism training school and soon, we will be building and supporting world class internet technologies, all from Karamoja. As a tour operator or tour packager, a new market like this, a solid highly skilled ground handling team and world class events and facilities and you have the recipe for success and a new opportunity for your clients.
Our goal is simple, to show the world what is possible and to empower the people of Karamoja, to Lead Africa Forward. Grassroots models do work and at Karamoja.org, we are incorporating all we have learned ,deploying a new model of Grassroots Development that engages all who call Karamoja home and all who care about the region and it's people.
Best of all, it will inspire your clients to not only see an incredible part of Africa and to interact with the local people, but they will learn new skills and models of development if they are interested, that they can take to other parts of the world.
Our only goal is to help you and your team achieve your goals. if we can do that, than we know our goals and those of the local Karamojong will have been met. Thanks for visiting the Karamoja.org site, if we can be on any help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org