Wir stellen vor: unsere neue Buchhalterin – Sharon Mbakire


We are very happy to introduce you to our new head of bookkeeping at TuTo Uganda:

Sharon has already started her job at TuTo Uganda in January 2021. She is 25 years old and graduated from Makerere University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

Sharon brings a lot of experience and joy to her work. She has previously worked for various companies and organisations and has also volunteered as an accountant for charity organisations. A great demonstration that she also enjoys her profession besides her work.

Her versatile knowledge in different business areas makes her a flexible employee who can take on a wide variety of tasks at TuTo Uganda.

Sharon is loves discovering and music.

We are so excited to have you as part of our team – a warm welcome, Sharon!

Start of first Workshop of Swarovski Waterschool Project

In mid-January the first workshop of the Swarovski Water School started, co-organized by TuTo Uganda. 52 TuTo beneficiaries from Nairika and 48 kids from TuTo Junior School in Busesa participate and learn about water, hygiene, sanitation and environmental conservation.

The Swarovski Water School aims to address global water problems through education and resource allocation. The work is based on three pillars:

  • access to safe water
  • water education
  • access to sanitation facilities

Since autumn we have been working with the Swarovski Water School to provide a sustainable water supply at the TuTo Junior School and to carry out community work on the issue “water”. With the start of the workshop organized by our TuTo member Geofrey Gonahasa a big step could be made in terms of awareness and education.

You can learn more about the Swarovski Water School project in the Netflix documentary “Waterschool”


Since March not only the students of the graduating classes but also students of other higher school levels are allowed to attend classes on site again. However, the government plans to allow children and young people in the lower classes to have face-to-face classes soon. Universities will reopen in staggered manner. All schools and students still have to maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs).

General situation Uganda: 

There is still an obligation to wear a mask in public areas. Additionally, there is a nighttime curfew between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am. At the moment, travel to Uganda is generally permitted. The requirement for entering the country is a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that is no more than 120 hours old.

Uganda also held presidential elections on January 14, 2021. The former officeholder, Museveni remains president, but the result was contested by the opposition.

We introduce: our new chairperson of TuTo Uganda – Barbra Immaculate Namyalo

We are very happy to introduce you to our new chairperson of TuTo Uganda:

Barbra has been part of TuTo since the beginning and has already been the deputy chairperson of TuTo Uganda for six years. Since January 2021, she has now stepped into the management role as chairperson.

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Athletic despite the crisis for Tugende Together

1,000 Euro for TuTo from triathlon competitions organised by Martin Mahringer – Martin Mahringer studied with some TuTo members in Austria and has been supporting the association for many years. He is a certified triathlon trainer and has been active in this function for several years. For him triathlon is probably the most beautiful athletic activity in the world.

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A TuTo success story – David Mujunji

David Mujuni is one of our TuTo students we are especially proud of. He is not only an outstanding student, but also engages himself as a school representative (school prefect) for the interests of his classmates at “Fort Portal Secondary School”.

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Finally back to school

Since September 17, 2020 the first students are back in school!

The lockdown in Uganda still continues but the “candidates” (these are the students* in the graduating classes) can now attend classes in school again. The final exams have been postponed and will take place early next year.

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