Programs and Projects
Ttabamiruka Annual Baganda Conferences
Since 2007 Ggwangamujje NY/NJ has organized annual Ttabamiruka (Luganda for “grand community meeting”) where hundreds of Baganda and well-wishers meet over the US Labor Day weekend, to learn about Buganda, discuss topical issues and celebrate Baganda culture. Visit Ttabamiruka for more information.
Education Scholarship Program
In the past Ggwangamujje NY/NJ provided financial assistance to Baganda orphans and poor children through elementary, secondary and university academic programs. The educational scholarship program is under review to focus on offering Baganda and other youths to learn about Baganda heritage and peaceful approaches to solving problems and confronting adversity.
Kitiibwa kya Buganda Awards
Ggwangamujje NY/NJ instituted the awards program in 2007 and the awards are given announced during the American Ttabamiruka conferences.
- The Kitiibwa kya Buganda Life Achievement Award is given senior members of the worldwide Buganda community who in recognition of exceptional service to the people of Buganda.
- The Kitiibwa kya Buganda Emiti Emito Award is given to younger members of the worldwide Buganda community who have shown exceptional promise of value to the future of Buganda.
Members of Ggwangamujje NY/NJ nominate the award recipients and the organization makes the final selections on the recommendations of the Ttabamiruka conference organizing committee.
Ggwangamujje Baganda Education Committee
The program is designed to educate Baganda and other people about Buganda matters is a result of Resolution 6 of the Ttabamiruka 2013 conference. The program will implement educational programs on the historical and contemporary topics relating Baganda culture, history, economy, civics, politics, human rights and freedoms both globally and back home.
NY/NJ Baganda Community Support Program
A variety of short-term and long-term projects are supported by this program to support and promote personal and community-wide social and economic advancement in the New York/New Jersey and surrounding areas. Community picnics and career workshops are examples of the types of project concepts that this program is designed to support.
This project organizes the annual American Ttabamiruka international Baganda conference for 2015. The project was kicked-off in December 2014 and is expected to formally close in October 2015.
- Start Date: November 2014
- Delivery Date: September 4 – September 7, 2015
- Venue: Washington D.C. (Hotel TBD)
- Sponsoring Program: Ttabamiruka Annual Baganda Conferences