HARNESSING TALENT Uganda was founded in 2013 as local venture to provide a springboard for realizing creative talent and ability for individuals and groups. It was crafted around a homely, near-family, welcoming environment developed over time by the internationally established founders Prof. Edward Kirumira and Dr. Rose Kirumira. The co-founders both of whom have had extensive international networks built over 30 years of professional work, mentoring young talent and international travel. We believe that talent exists in all spheres of creative knowledge and practice, and should therefore be used for professional and entrepreneurial growth.
Harnessing Talent offers a space that has been designed for short and long-term residencies, workshops, internships and mentoring programs, community and youth programs. Individuals and groups can use this space to engage in apprenticeship activities, access professional networks both in Uganda and surrounding regions, as well as find exposure and plan publication of their products.
The main thrust of HARNESSING TALENT is to offer a holistic approach to the process of channeling individual and communal talent through physical and virtual spaces. The facility offers offices, studios and laboratories for working and mentoring creative young people to enable them become entrepreneurs, practitioners and professionals.
A homely and supportive residency facility, geared towards giving an environment to its patrons that is both nurturing and stimulating.
An opportunity for young talented individuals especially those from disadvantaged communities to be nurtured, practice their talent, develop new skills and network under appropriate apprenticeship.
Public community space that benefits from and contributes to harnessing talent through entertainment, local market, exhibition and audience based activities
HARNESSING TALENT is a serene and secure environment located in Namere-Mpererwe, 7 kilometers from Kampala City Center, at the borderline with Wakiso District. This beautiful semi-urban area consists of a growing middle-income population, engaged in subsistence agricultural and business activities. The location is uniquely suitable for professional practice, community engagement and environmental sustainability.
The facility offers offices, studios and laboratories for working and mentoring creative young people to enable them become entrepreneurs, practitioners and professionals. A serene botanical garden in Lawrenceville alongside a natural spring is being designed to enable social interaction for the surrounding community and residents.