World’s problems are pending: Assumed by others
The world’s problems aren’t being solved fast enough because the people with the best solutions are being shut out and those who might have assumed to be solving are doing it through the report they are getting from what they called it “RESEARCH”. Kole Intellectual Forum, through its unique approach; while considering and understanding into detail what exactly what is a research is? Who are behind the research? And who are those implementing the result from the report? In such research, the organization has come to understand that, there is a common saying going on around the world that: “The world’s problems aren’t being solved fast enough because the people with the best solutions are being shut out.” (GlobalGiving, 2023); without considering those who conducted the research as those who might have conducted the research as those who might have shut out the local researchers.
Precisely, Kole Intellectual Forum is moving and on; by being a Community Based Organization: meaning an organization established by the real indigenous children of that particular community; research based, meaning too, is such an organization that an organization that is initially informed by the local problem and have solution to the local problem; to make matters after conducting local research, being informed by the research and the local knowledge; the organization is the one implementing the project they are undertaking.
The summary is that: they, at Kole Intellectual Forum are conducting an action research. That is, a research method that aims to simultaneously investigate and solve an issue. In other words, as its name suggests, action research conducts research and takes action at the same time.
With the definition of a Community Based Organization (CBO) as an organization operating at a Sub County level and below; and its objectives is to promote and advance the wellbeing of that particular members of that community; Kole Intellectual Forum is working closely to that definition. The organization although it is registered at the district level, it also at the same time registered to the two sub counties it is operating with their offices allocated at one of the sub county. The organization is working in Kole District Northern Uganda and the two sub counties of Aboke and Bala Sub County. Its offices it at Aboke Sub County today developed to Aboke Town Council.
Given that above, Kole Intellectual Forum, first and foremost, is a Community Based Organization started by the indigenous children of the community; mainly from Aboke Sub County with some few members from Bala Sub County; hence, the organization shares a lot of things those are facilitating their activities with its community. The children they advocating for their improvement in quality, sustainable and potential education are the children of their community; the Institute of Home Economics is being built within their community and the Institute under construction is also being built by the youth selected and trained by the organization; including the community water that the share with the community sometimes is being repaired by the community.
Considering a conducive environment for learning
It goes without saying that our surroundings affect us consciously and subconsciously. The environment we are in can motivate us to focus on our tasks or cause distractions that will make us lose concentration that Kole Intellectual Forum does not want to indulge in it. For them, students should study, learn and discuss in an environment that does not affects their productivity.
They consider a conducive environment as an area that their students spend their most significant time to almost from 6 to 7 hours of their important time daily lives; and it is to them, conducive environment is an essential place for educators to ensure that their students have the best of it all; by providing them with a space that promotes learning amongst them, their teachers, and to them all, it should be the most enjoyable environment that cause them to focused on their lessons.
Instead of the boring our students in classroom at the Institute of Home Economics, sometimes we move our students, teacher and the blackboard to a very comfortable environment to study and primarily we have leant that: the outcome are very promising.
Home Economics is all about Home Matters
According to the training conducted by Kole Intellectual Forum at their Institute of Home Economies; the training is treated with deep concern that: it’s the core about home management. That covers many subjects, such as human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science and preparation, nutrition and wellness, textiles and clothing, and consumer issues.
Basically, it is all about that knowledge of economics that is essential for an healthy living at all stages of life; especially, when resources are scarce and competing in family that needs to be balanced at all cost. Community based home economists impeded by the team of Kole Intellectual Forum through their Institute are available to assist their students and their would be families in the later time by providing to them the most trustworthy information and advice.
Human’s words can change the world +vely or -vely
Other than material things that human beings are using as a tool to change and transform the world; Kole Intellectual Forum among others and key in their approach; the organization through their highly educated personals are using the most organized and edited words as a key principles of tools to change and transform the world around them.
The concept the team of the organization are using is key and very simple; they are advocating for the words that can make people create new ways of doing things; help people see more clearly; spreading good practices; and guide people to determine for their future.
To them, they noted that: if we change our bad words to the good ones, we can change our world to a better place to live in with quality human beings. This means that if we change our inner stories and ideas to a good ones, it would imply that, we can as well change our mindsets, those of others and the world at all cost.
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