Uganda: Ispirare Una Vita (Inspire a Life)

Children and facilitators at the playground.

The Art of Dreaming is geared towards rediscovering, redefining who you are and setting a lasting legacy for oneself.

Project description

Ispirare Una Vita is a Social enterprise with a vision of “holistically developed individuals towards community development and sustainability for interdependence”; based in Gulu – Northern Uganda. Since its founding in 2012 and formal registration in 2017, we have impacted the lives of children, youth and adults from across Uganda through various programs and initiatives. Our activities focus on discovery of self and potential, and skills and empowerment for interdependence towards community development and sustainability. Signature programs have included Art of Dreaming at St. Jude Children’s Home and Kapkwata Secondary school, and leadership training and career guidance at various local schools. We also hold events focused on nutrition, health, and team building.

Project outcome

Inspirare Una Vita is excited to welcome UB students interested in collaborating through mentored projects. We are open to all engagement ideas and are particularly interested in promoting and sharing our work and mission through digital and social media. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your interests.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment A semester
Start time Anytime
Level of collaboration Variable
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer

Core partners

  • Irene Rina Akot, YALI Alumni - Business & Entrepreneurship Track 2016

Project mentor

Mara Huber

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning; Director, Experiential Learning Network

Phone: (716) 829-2834


Have a question about this project? Mara Huber hosts drop-in office hours on Zoom every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. 

children describing their aspirations.
Global NGO Project

This project is for students interested in collaborating with a global Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Please be sure you identify your project as a Global NGO Project when you submit the interest form below.  

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Preparation activities

After you receive approval from ELN to begin the project, you should download and complete this Global NGO Project Preparation Guide.