The Touch of the Brush

By Prudence Nyamishana

Equipped with our brushes, rollers, overalls and paint, we set off at about two in the afternoon. It had rained heavily that morning and the question that was lingering in the minds of the crew was “Who goes to Bwaise on a rainy day?” Notwithstanding that fact, we set off.  We were going to paint a classroom at St James Church of Uganda Primary School that the headmaster gave us to use for our weekend programmes.  He couldn’t wait to have us in his school.

With our gear, we were able to turn what at first look like a vain attempt, to a beautiful decorated classroom. Thanks to the “head prefect” of the day Roland Tibirusya  who by the way  is the young achievers award winner  2010 (Art and Design), gave us directions on how to go about the painting. He would have never done this alone but with the help of other young professionals that were enjoying every bit of the painting session. The touch of the roller was exquisite made the work easier and enjoyable.

And who says you need a lot of money to make a difference in your community. This classroom that we were painting will be used for our activities in skills training.

And as usual it was an opportunity for every one that was present to serve and to reach out to the community.

The day ended with a prayer and a vote of thanks from the headmaster who was visibly grateful for the work that we had done.

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Painting in pictures

Starting the work

Rollers and brushes at work

Mixing the paint


After its all done

With the Deputy Headmaster



About African Girl Initiative Uganda

Bwaise is a slum area and one of the biggest in Uganda's capital Kampala. It is one of the poorest areas in Kampala, with high rates of HIV and AIDS, very poor sanitation, large number of commercial sex workers, the largest number eats one meal a day. Many girls living in these slums are exposed to a lot of violence and many dropout of school. It's against this background that African Girl Initiative Uganda is carrying out a project that will avail girls in Bwaise skills and also enhance their knowledge on reproductive health and their rights. African Girl Initiative Uganda is affiliated to Man Up, a global youth campaign to stop violence against women. . View all posts by African Girl Initiative Uganda

8 responses to “The Touch of the Brush

  • andy Mugisha

    This reminds me of how it felt like working with the team of people like Gaki, Rosebell, Rolands, Allan…and you Pru, it was exciting. Am looking forward to another event.

  • Susan M

    You guys are awesome!!! Thanks for whatever you are doing to make a difference in our community! Pru am proud of you my friend…Kudos to your Partners too.

  • Tibirusya Rolands

    And much is expected to give to the world
    Looking at Divine spiritual qualities, knowledge, skills that make us different when we identify with needs in people, and that is what makes us, so we have a lot.
    Wanting a profile of purpose full artist like many who have excelled. It has been great journey and school of lessons, meant to learn much and desire to share that ,when you help other people get what they want its win win kind of Scenario .
    A lot I have learnt that behind every need there is big Story .a story to share to inspire someone, people need to spoken to. And when we talked to them and identify a need it a great ministry
    We act sympathizers, but act this time in the 21century we should empathize mean being in ones’ shoes of need.
    These acts of love cost your money, your time and your reputation and many time we want save our lives and sometime we lose.
    Thats why i agree that those want to save their own will lose it
    The church is the hope to the world, thru it it’s the only place to transform happens and sinner is changed to an upright person in the entire universe ,
    If the people that have blessed by the association if we do not act now, it means the future rests in the hands of the congregation (masses)
    If David did keep his poetry to himself the world could have missed.
    And if Jesus was comfortable not to leave heaven the world could be something else. Getting out of the confront zone around the people .We missed out to make statements in history We must reach out again and again though sometimes we might not have but who u know can,
    Let us show some love,paint gain,and again cheers
    Souvenir Artist Rolands

  • andy Mugisha

    Ooh Men, Bro too much to learn in this world, we cant afford to miss the blessing that lies in solving someones need. Its very simple…by using what we have.
    I love this

    If David did keep his poetry to himself the world could have missed.

    The world will miss a lot if we sit back with our abilities.

    Thanks Bro.

  • Tikno

    The photographs has told us a thousand words. This warmed my heart.

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