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It is yet another opportunity for ISF Inc to bring together our sister organizations to network, to exchange notes and to learn from each others' strengths and challenges so we do not waste time in useless competition and or reinventing the wheel.
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Education and Sports Matters

The Spelling Bee is a program of the Intercontinental Science Foundation, Inc. and other community organizations for and by immigrant students, parents and community business and civic leaders who want to be active participants in their children's education. Simply sending our children to school and leaving the educators to carry 100 % of the burden of education is not going to cut it. The We Learn Spelling Bee is only one of many initiatives intended to rectify that.

Objectives:
To improve and advance the skills associated with good spelling, writing and reading habits.
To enhance student development of poise and communication under pressure.
To expand student vocabulary and encourage accurate word usage and pronunciation.
To provide an opportunity for students to meet and encourage each other.

Sports Matters
Sports Matters is a ISF Inc program with a mission to participate in the growth of our children's education through affordable organized sports. Children, and adults, wh…

Good Governance and Democracy

By Dr.Michael M Kisembo

What is good governance? Should it be the same in the West,  East, Africa and particularly Uganda? What are its prerequisites? Is good governance the same as Democracy?
Also is Western democracy relevant and natural to Africa or foreign that has been imposed on us prematurely? Do we as African understand it? Is it in our DNA? Is it just a copy cut and paste something not natural to us and causing us CONFUSION?
Is the anger in us and now in our countries causing and preventing us to see any good being done – thus blocking our blocking our ability to think Critically? Has this frustration transformed us into a society of No’s to anything that comes from home?
Again, doesn’t this extreme frustration lead us to accept any person or politician that manifests himself/herself without us being principled? Are people and ideas from the diaspora the only hope for Africa or have the diasporas learned and forgot nothing in their new countries of exile or residence?
Is the We…

MANAGING THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA: NEWS VS FAKE KNEWS

Social Media can be defined as a collection of online platforms and tools (websites) which enable users to create and share content, profiles, opinions, insights, experiences, perspectives facilitating conversations and interactions online between groups of people.
Some examples of social media sites and applications include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Histogram, Snap chart 
These Social Media have rapidly become major source of information/ news. Yet the speed at which it is evolving is so fast such that the public is not given an opportunity to learn how to use it appropriately and effectively.

Today one can share information across the world within a blink of an eye through the use of internet and social media. Social media has broadened people’s worldview and scope, while reducing the world to mere village. Social media’s ability however, to share a large number of news items in a very short time, means that users might not take the time to research and verify …

Talk Africa Radio

“I believe that we have better ideas… But I also believe that good ideas don’t matter if people don’t hear them”, Pres. Barack Obama (Press Conference, Nov. 14, 2016)
Talk Africa radio is the latest initiative aimed at furthering the education of the people, whenever and wherever they are. Our moto is “We negotiate the truth”. TARNET is an invitation to:
a. Talk as Africans, and friends of Africa, about Africa. b. To create an entity that will be educational, informational as well as entertaining.
c. To rediscover the essence of what it means to be authentically african.
d. To harness the knowledge gained to put in practice best practices.


ISF Inc has been active since 2009 and during that time, we have initiated a number of initiatives including a learning center in Uganda, a Spelling Bee for immigrant children in Boston MA, a Non-Profit workshop for nonprofit leaders, and an annual conference. An after-school program, tailored to meet the unique challenges of our participant parents is…

THE RULE OF LAW IN CONTEXT OF RECONCILIATION: The Case of Uganda

By Aloysius Muzzanganda Mugerwa Lugira
On Good Friday, 1977,  Maama Agnes Kyozaire Lugira, together with Fulgencia K. Lugira , Asiimwe Maria Nnampeera Lugira, Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe Lugira, due to defective respect of the Rule of Law,in the then Uganda, by a narrow escape, we succeeded to sneak out of Uganda and took refuge in Nairobi of Kenya, from where in September 1977 we departed from Nairobi for Greater Boston Massachusetts USA, where we currently live as Ugandan Americans.
In Boston, we have lived under the inspiration of two major Mottos: 1. Veritas:  Is the Motto of Harvard University, meaning Truth, of which I was variously being reminded while I taught at the Harvard University Divinity School, where, in 1977, I initiated the formal teaching about the Autochthonal and/or the endemic Religions of Africa.
2. Ever to Excel: Is the motto of the University called Boston College. Here since 1979, I carried out the teaching about autochthonalily inculturated status of religions…

ISF Connection Quarterly

For the ISF community and friends, all roads led to Boston College on December 15, 2018. The Information Technology and Good Governance in Africa: Communication & Networking Beyond Social Media event took place that day. The conference was attended by a full house, over 80 members of the Boston Community. The honored guest and keynote speaker was the Lord Mayor of the City of Kampala, Mr. Erias Lukwago who was also the main speaker. The Intercontinental Science Foundation Inc. (ISF) and the Lonergan Institute at Boston College jointly sponsored the annual conference. Herbert Kibuuka, director of the Intercontinental Science Foundation, welcomed the attendees and gave the opening remarks. The conference covered an overview of information and communications technology interact with governance in Africa. The presenters took a critical look at how Africans can best network and communicate with and beyond social media. The following are the spectrum of featured topics and the respective…