Uganda Fact File on Celebration and the Arts
LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX 2011
Social Capital – Ranked 68th out of 110 nations
Uganda displays moderate societal cohesion, with strong religious networks
According to a 2010 survey, over six out of 10 people had helped a stranger in the previous month and more than two in 10 had volunteered with an organisation, placing Uganda in the top half of the Index for both variables. However, just 17% believed they could trust others, and only 15% had made a financial contribution to charity in the previous month; Uganda places 66th and 90th, respectively, on these two variables. Potential access to familial support networks may not be strong, as only 44% of the population is married. However, with almost eight out of 10 survey respondents having visited a place of worship in the week previous to the survey, potential access to religious support networks appears very well-developed. Despite this, only 83% of people feel they have relatives or friends that they can count on in times of need.
Data is taken from the Gallup World Poll The terms ‘international’, ‘global’, or ‘world’ are used to reference the 110 Prosperity Index countries, which represent approximately 93% of the world’s population and 97% of global GDP
LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX 2011 – http://www.prosperity.com/country.aspx?id=UG
October 2012 Theme: CELEBRATION
When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
The Jubilee year was a year of celebration. In ancient Israel the year of Jubilee was eagerly anticipated, and celebrated in joy and merriment. Celebration serves as the bridge between the end of one phase and the beginning of another. It is the acknowledgement of accomplishment and recognizes achievement.
Celebration can range from a simple thank you to throwing a party, there is no right or wrong way to celebrate. It can even be a simple acknowledge to one’s self that you are glad you have been able to achieve something. The most motivated individuals are those that feel they are making adequate progress towards their own goals.
The achievements, successes and lessons of your life up to now provide the springboard for your journey ahead. This month our nation marks the fiftieth independence anniversary; let us celebrate our nation this month. Despite its challenges, this is still one of the best nations to live in on the earth.
- What have I achieved in the last 50 years shows I’m on track toward my deeper purpose?
- What have I learnt so far that will help me move forward toward my goals?
The uniqueness of Uganda:
- Climate: Average temperatures; two rainy seasons
- People: diverse language and cultures
- Food: fruits and vegetable throughout the year
- Animal and plant life
- Peace and stability
- Women empowerment
- Land forms
- Fresh water: rivers and lakes
Celebrate your personal positive achievements
Jubilee Point of action for the month:
- Learn the national anthem by heart
- Buy and hoist a national flag
- Honour community and political leaders
Jubilee Prayer for the month:
Pray that in the next 50 years Uganda will rise to her highest level of performance in all aspects of its national life. Pray that the world will see the manifestation of the “pearl of Africa”.
Jubilee Pledge for the month:
I pledge allegiance to my motherland Uganda and to the republic for which it stands. I will love and serve my country in accordance with the word of God Remember!
October 9th is Uganda’s 50th Independence Anniversary