Gerald Kirangama

Kampala, Uganda

About Gerald

An idea worth spreading

"The world does not need more money to solve problems...it needs more love Mother Theresa. Totally agree.
Africa's problems can only be solved by Africans ourselves, we do not need more Aid, because it only cripples us making us lazy, we need moral support and independence to grow

I'm passionate about

Art & Design, Poetry and Public speaking, Debate, Creative thinking, innovation.....

My TED story

Yet to have one

Comments & conversations

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Gerald Kirangama
Posted about 1 year ago
How are students educated in schools in YOUR country, where you came from?
Being a British colony, our education system is shaped on the UK's style. 7 years of primary school, 6 years for secondary broken down 4 - ordinary and 2 Advanced levels respectively. From there one can join university. Our system here is Theory based - grades are a big thing. The pressure to show good grades has pushed cheating, reproducing material with no practical applications of what is taught. Lately extra circular studies are being abandoned, a lot of cramming. Technical education is being neglected and not pushed as it ought too. I don't know what is happening in other countries but her in Uganda, our education needs to be changed.
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Gerald Kirangama
Posted about 1 year ago
Talent pool being robbed in schools
Paul, i think there are two sides of the Coin. Yes to some extent the currently global education is contributing death of creativity. This comes when we emphasis more on grades and tests as a determinant of a person's potential. This can also be worsened by too-much academic-ized education. However though, to be creative, we need basic to be effective in the current global world. For example Steve Jobs wouldn't have come up with his excellent innovations if he never had the basics of Design. More to that, here in Uganda, we have people who locally built a car and a Helicopter but because they lacked some basic education, they couldn't go very far.
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Gerald Kirangama
Posted over 2 years ago
Technology doesn't create loneliness, it reveals it. Once revealed, technology can help alleviate isolation and spur connection.
Yeah, i do agree technology connects people with the same passion and desire. Ted is an example of it. however it also creates a void in us, spending many ours using the internet which may also isolate us from the people around us. Imagine Parents who spend endless hours looking for people to connect with and forget that their are children who need their attention. I think there has to be a balance between online communication and connecting with the people around us.
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Gerald Kirangama
Posted over 2 years ago
Africa does not need any more aid to develop, it needs moral support and guidance to harness her resources to develop
This is a call to all African or any one who may consider themselves Africans or has a heart for Africa. Let us stop blaming donors, western countries and companies for our underdevelopment. We have the resources, the human capacity but need to stretch our minds further on how to solve our challenges. We MUST stop depending on hand outs but take on the challenges because WE CAN DO IT!!!
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Gerald Kirangama
Posted over 2 years ago
Africa does not need any more aid to develop, it needs moral support and guidance to harness her resources to develop
Good stuff Xavier, as regards to energy, Africa and we Africans are totally to blame. We have all the resources but have not the mind set to harness these resources. Recently, i visited some one whose home is totally independent in terms of energy. He use bio gas (which is so easy to make here) and has never seen a power bill from energy suppliers. I was blown away. We have the sun all year through but less than 5% of the population use this to generate solar energy. We are totally to blame, not our colonial masters or even our past bad rulers and the donors. We need to strain our brains further and see the endless possibilities there are for us
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Gerald Kirangama
Posted over 2 years ago
Africa does not need any more aid to develop, it needs moral support and guidance to harness her resources to develop
I do agree with Karina, yes we need development, but at what expense, there MUST be certain elements of society we cannot give away in the name of development. Our environment, culture, history and our heritage. Because if we do, we will be destroying the world for the next generation. Compare Western countries with Japan and China, which path of development would you rather take?