THE HISTORY OF THE FRIENDSHIP LINK BETWEEN KATWE IN UGANDA AND RE IN NORWAY .

The Friendship- work in Kasese district was established in 1995.  The work was started by the Norwegian Church Aid and three councils in Norway were linked to three councils in Kasese district. That was Bwera, Kasese and Katwe. In Katwe the work started in 1997.

True and meaningful friendship should be based on mutual understanding to share each others experiences in the spirit of openness and love, said Margaret Komuruti who was one of the local leaders in the group from Katwe.  Kanyiginya drama actors (Katwe Women Group), Quran Primary School , Katwe Primary School , Angellas kindergarten and the Saint Peters church of Uganda were linked to institutions in Norway .

Because of the friendship link many issues have been learnt in the field of culture, education, economic development and social welfare as a result of the continuous exchange programme.

We are all human beings and we are all equal. We all have our strength. We all have our weaknesses. Friendship is the true way we can share this strength and these weaknesses - that will make a better way of living.

Here is a list which will give you some fragments of the contact between people in Katwe and Re throughout the last 10 years.