The Karamojong Way


The existing model  of development, NGO's  coming to areas like Karamoja, bringing their programs and outside staff  and programs  foreign  to the people and telling the local people they   are not smart  enough, or they   have to follow the outside  approach is dead wrong.  The problem was, there was not  a new model that   would replace this older  model of development.  Early on, elders in Karamoja pointed this out. they talked of outside NGO's coming  with programs, the people's hopes and dreams  perked up and  then, the NGO's would leave, looking for other projects   that had funding and leaving the people with nothing, but broken dreams.  When we started bringing bikes to Karamoja,  we decided with elders that  never again would local people be disappointed. We believed our grassroots bike model  could  scale and cross over to a new community development model.


To do this, meant a shift in thinking, it   meant that instead of outsiders  leading the path forward , local people  would  take that  responsibility to  teach, train and implement programs, employing local people and inspiring others to to the same. With leadership within the region,  they could now empower all who  visited the region to join then  in delivering a new model of empowerment to the people. We have  implemented this across all of our tourism programs and  we are proud to say that we are 100% owned and operated by local Karamojong community members.  it is our goal in the future to share this new model with all  communities globally and for all  tourists  who join us , we are equally keen to share our model with them.


In a globally connected world,  technology  plays a very important role in delivering  high value services, attracting clients, tourists and opportunity globally, while  taking out the  inefficient layers of bureaucracy and  ineptness. This one shift is the key to development in a global  society, high value efficient models win and in Karamoja, we  simply decided that   we would lead in all aspects of development and in doing so, not only create  a new model, but in time have a model that we could share  with other developing communities, who wanted  to create a better life and greater opportunity for their people.


Karamoja, Leading Africa  Forward  is  a big goal and one that  we are well on our way to achieving.   The model is very simple, and we  are keen to share it with  all  globally, just as we are keen to share our iEmpowerment program on  the memory stick and on the internet with all globally.  In addition to being a resource for all,  Karamoja.org, will also be a platform for learning, sharing and exchanging ideas on  a new  Grassroots model of  development.


‚ÄčKara Tunga and  Paul Sherwen Classic Safari's are grounded in the belief that local people can lead the way and that technology  is an enabler to empower  all, tourists as well as the local community members.  We encourage you to come, visit and learn our new model and as a Tour Operator,  your clients will not only have an incredible experience, but they will also  learn new skills that will empower them to change lives globally.


‚ÄčTo find out more about our  unique services and  package  to help Tour Operators grow and expand your business, please email me, pat@karamoja.org, or Theo  at info@kara-tunga.com