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Friday, November 27, 2015

WE.GOT.SKILLZ 2015 Tournament



We.Got.Skillz Bavubuka Allsports Experience 2015 - is indeed on its way, as we prepare our selves to celebrate our young Champions we want to extend all our gratitude to both our Uganda and Canadian family for the love and support continuously to nurture such a dream space for young aspiring passionate football players who travel from different parts of Uganda to participate in this tournament Camp! Thanks to coach Sserumaga Peter Christine Balabyekkubo coach Libor Volf Babaluku Coach Jonathan - NiagraFalls Hang UPs - FortErie Soccer Club - Pepsi Cola Uganda and all the parents who make it out to celebrate their children we are looking forward to yet another great end of the year celebration.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bavubuka Represents Uganda at the Global Prize in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation would like to thank State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-60th District) and Brandt Iden '05 (R-61st District) for working together to create and present individual tributes from the State of Michigan to each of the ten finalists for the Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership. Rep. Iden delivered the tributes and spoke to the finalists in the College's Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership this afternoon, as K President Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran and Provost Mickey McDonald looked on. The finalists--from Chicago, Los Angeles, Madison (Wis.), New York City, Phoenix, Washington (D.C.), and the countries of Colombia, India, Mexico, and ‪#‎Uganda‬--were very honored and so was the College.





"Thank you, State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-60th District) and Brandt Iden '05 (R-61st District) for working together to create and present individual tributes from the State of Michigan to each of the ten finalists for the Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Transformative Social Justice Leadership. Rep. Iden delivered the tributes and spoke to the finalists in the College's Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership this afternoon, as K President Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran and Provost Mickey McDonald looked on. The finalists--from Chicago, Los Angeles, Madison (Wis.), New York City, Phoenix, Washington (D.C.), and the countries of Colombia, India, Mexico, and Uganda--were very honored and so was the College" ~ Kalamazoo College
Photos by Kalamazoo College

Friday, October 2, 2015

Mobilizing Youth, families and communities for Pan - African Empowerment - Baba Buntu

Baba Buntu

FROM OCTOBER - 17TH TO THE 19TH JOIN US AT THE Bavubuka Dynasty HQ, AS WE HOST AND CELEBRATE BROTHER Baba Buntu's IMPACT ON THE YOUNG EMERGING LEADERS OF THE CONTINENT!

Baba Buntu (Amani Olubanjo Buntu) is a consultant, lecturer, practitioner and writer focusing primarily on education, leadership training, social development and community empowerment. He is Founder and Executive Director of Ebukhosini Solutions, a community-based consultancy company in Johannesburg. He is also a founder of The R.I.S.E. Project (artist development), Afuraka (cultural community development) and SHABAKA – Men of Afrika (men’s programme).
Having background from Anguilla in the Eastern Caribbean, Baba Buntu grew up in Norway, where he after a course in Global Development Studies obtained a B.A. in Social Work and pursued a post-graduate course in Group Methodology. In 2000 Baba Buntu repatriated to South Africa and now lives in Johannesburg. He holds a Master Degree in Philosophy of Education from UNISA (the dissertation received a distinction and a Council Award for highest performing research paper) and is currently a Doctoral Candidate within the same discipline.
Baba Buntu has worked within the youth and community field, with special focus on preventative methods, for the past 25 years. He has inter- and trans-disciplinary experience working with questions related to leadership, organizational development, African history, Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), philosophy of education, self-development and youth- and community empowerment. He has founded several projects and has been engaged as lecturer, consultant, coordinator, writer and advisor in many forums. He mentors young, emerging leaders and has designed train-the-trainer programs for young entrepreneurs. Baba Buntu also hosts a number of monthly community programs throughout Gauteng province.
Over the years Baba Buntu has had several international working engagements and has traveled extensively in Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. His international engagements have afforded him elaborate experience within the dynamics of international politics and cultural development. Buntu has carried out work on request by United Nations, UNESCO, NEPAD, The South African Department of Education / Department of Arts and Culture, City of Johannesburg, Kara Heritage Institute of Afrikology, Hope Worldwide/Olive Foundation, Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), FK Norway (Peace Corps) and many more. With firm commitment to youth empowerment he has provided supervision for many community structures, such as Play for Peace, S. T. Leadership Development Initiatives and Siyaphambili Youth Pioneers.
With his involvement in projects focusing on international politics, cultural knowledge, work against xenophobia, prevention of violence, men’s programs and youth development, Baba Buntu has featured in South African media platforms; radio, TV and newspapers. His essays are included in academic journals and anthologies published in South Africa, Namibia, Eritrea, Nigeria and Norway. He has ongoing engagements as a writer, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, counselor, researcher and music producer in South Africa and internationally.
Baba Buntu also has a keen interest in reading, writing, graphic arts, photography and music. As a song writer and producer he has worked with over 90 young artists. In South Africa he has produced songs and music for the albums “Essence of Joy” by Andile Mseleku (awarded Best Newcomer at the South African Music Awards 2009) and “KenSoul” by Liz Ogumbo (2010).

Thursday, September 17, 2015

THE FACE OF CHANGE by Baba Buntu

Written by Baba Buntu

THE FACE OF CHANGE. ~ Today we were invited by Bavubuka Dynasty (a Revolutionary Hip-Hop community) to facilitate a dialogue on Empowerment of Self, Family and Community. And we were graced by the presence of true souljah-hood. These young Afripreneurs expressed no fear as they embarked on a break-ya-neck conversation on Afrikan truth, honesty and presence. From white supremacy to religious terrorism to Euro-extreme education to western-centric patriarchy to honorable manhood.

What you see on the faces here is “being-present-in-me”; a place too many young Afrikan men are denied and too many don’t know how to create. We have become so used to the mimicry of performed, colonized manhood that we think it is normal. And end up living through so many broken pieces that when we finally are confronted with The Real Black Man within – we realize that we don’t know him well. And that it may take a life time to restore him.

But – once that journey begins, a new Afrika emerges. A new way of relating to Sisters becomes possible. A wholesome fatherhood a necessity. The breakdown of systemic oppression a commitment.

Give thanks to Babaluku and his family for setting up this space. And mad love, respect and honor to these Warrior Sons who grounded themselves deeper into the Afrikan soil that gave birth to their spirit. You are beyond inspiring

Sunday, September 13, 2015

IMPACTING THE YOUNG EMERGING LEADERS OF THE CONTINENT


Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation is indeed looking forward to these transformative times where so much wisdom is needed to regain our Dignity and sense of self-worth.

We would like thank brother Baba Buntu for having the heart and spirit to return and build with the Young Uganda Visionaries.

Below is his message to you all who stand in solidarity with Our Beloved Land.
"SHOUT-OUT AND BIG-UP TO THE YOUTH OF UGANDA: Massive respect to all cultural warriors, conscious change makers and workers for Afrikan Empowerment in Uganda. I can't wait to be with the family next week!
The link below documents some of the work I did before the projects I have developed in Azania (South Afrika). It is a collage of photos and music of AFRIKAN YOUTH IN NORWAY; a defining movement I helped to start there 20 years ago. Many of the youth who came up under this organization are today teachers, politicians, advisors, activists, cultural knowledge holders, writers, performers, specialists and change makers. And they know very well who they are – and what they are not. They represent Mama Afrika everywhere they go. Big up to all members, leaders, supporters and believers. Afrika is VERY possible.
I am posting this to inspire every Afrikan (especially youth!) who have just started a project and feels demotivated due to lack of support. Do NOT wait for endorsement, validation, standing ovations and big prices. Working to elevate Afrikan consciousness is HARD, and will remain hard for a long time. Do NOT doubt the idea planted in your mind. March forward with militant conviction. Listen deeply – and you will hear the words of support you need; coming from right inside. You are chosen. Keep walking! See you soon!"

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Makindye soccer academy participate Ligi Ndogo

Day two at the ligi Ndogo east Africa tournament live in Kenya Nairobi City. Boys are enjoying the city and we thank all the coaches who accompanied the team Makindye soccer academy center for Excellency





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