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ARU Showcases the Impact of Epicentre Strategy in Rural Communities

ARU Showcases the Impact of Epicentre Strategy in Rural Communities

On May,2023, African Rural University (ARU) in partnership with URDT held an exhibition. The purpose
of the exhibition was to showcase the impact of the Epic-Centre Strategy in communities
The exhibition served as a vibrant platform for artisans who are skilled by ARU Graduates to showcase
their masterful skills and craftsmanship. From intricately woven baskets and exquisite pottery to
stunning handcrafted jewelry and traditional artwork, the exhibited pieces showcased the rich cultural
heritage of rural communities. Visitors marveled at the artistry on display, recognizing the artisans'
dedication to preserving traditional practices while incorporating contemporary techniques.

A notable aspect of the exhibition was the presence of Traditional Wisdom Specialists, emphasizing ARU’s dedication to honoring and incorporating indigenous knowledge systems and cultural practices. These specialists, known for their deep understanding of traditional wisdom, engaged attendees through captivating demonstrations and discussions. They emphasized the significance of preserving and integrating traditional wisdom into modern development approaches, acknowledging the invaluable contributions of rural communities to sustainable development.

 

Dr. Mwalimu Musheshe (1st right ) and Master Card  Foundation Uganda Lead -Adrian Bukenya at the Exhibition

In addition to  artisans and traditional wisdom, the exhibition also featured the innovative projects and initiatives of ARU students. The students introduced participants to sustainable agriculture techniques and eco-friendly innovations  for rural transformation

The exhibition attracted various stakeholders ranging from government officials, local community leaders and international stakeholders including Uganda MasterCard Program Lead Adrian Bukenya Mulindwa  .

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