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UGANDA FROM A-Z BOOK By Stefanie Pollender & Stefan Friedrichsen | Paintings by Emmanuel Kavuma

Let Uganda travel the world. A book for children and their parents.

When we were about to move back to Uganda, our children asked us “What will Uganda be like?” My husband and I looked at each other and thought “How can we tell our children about the beauty of Uganda, about unique features that we only find here and nowhere else in Africa, about the amazing friendliness of the people and the creative ways they master their every day lives?”

As two parents, we read books to our children every evening. So we tried to find a book that would help them learn about their new home in Uganda. We quickly realized that there was not a single book that described the highlights of the Ugandan lifestyle, country and culture as beautifully and amazingly as we both perceive it.

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This is when our idea was born: we decided to make such a book ourselves. A book that would tell the story of Uganda from A-Z and that would not only teach our children but many children. A book that would make Uganda travel the world and would give everyone an insight into Uganda’s beauty. A book that would tell a different story about a country in Africa, from where normally only bad news derive. A book that would help parents and children to engage and exchange.

It was a sign of fate that we ran into Emmanuel Kavuma, a self-taught visual artist who uses a colourful style of painting that immediately fascinated us. Emma was excited about the idea to be part of the project and before we could even see, he had the first painting completed for the book: the letter A for Ankole cows. Emma kept creating one after the other beauty of a painting over night and sent it to us on WhatsApp – so every new morning we woke up to a new inspiring surprise!

UGANDA FROM A-Z BOOK - E for Equator

Stephanie Pollender, Emmanuel Kavuma, Stefan Friedrichsen with painting “E for Equator”

Mukisa supports families that have children who live with a disability.

Since we both have worked in the field of development and community support, we wanted our book to give back to the community we now live in. Therefore, we identified Mukisa Foundation as our partner.

Back in 2009 I had met the founders and had a chance to get a first-hand insight into their work. Today their organization has grown and is still providing much-needed support for the children and parents in the form of occupational and physiotherapy, educative sessions and by providing support devices for the children.

We strongly believe that every child deserves a life with adequate support, education and love and therefore, a percentage of the sale of each book goes towards Mukisa.

We hope that many people will now help us to make our dream come true: let Uganda travel the world, let us read it in every bedroom of this world, showing our children love and tenderness while at the same time supporting Mukisa to continue doing the great work they are doing!

The Uganda from A-Z Book – 100% made in Uganda

And let’s not forget that by promoting this book you are also promoting a Ugandan artist,
who is passionate about wildlife conservation and at the same time is passionate about engaging children in educative encounters. Emma is planning to build a creative art centre in Kampala’s suburb Kawempe to give children a room where they can express themselves creatively.

Various original paintings from Uganda from A-Z book are for sale. Get yourself an original art piece from a best-selling book in Uganda!

If you have bought a book, we would love to hear from you where you are reading it to your children. Has it already travelled the world?

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Email: ugandabook@pollender.net
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