Chole Richard

About Me

About me

Chole Richard is an educator with over twenty years as a secondary school teacher, and over four years as an education specialist. He likes to experiment and explore new horizons in learning programs. He draws lots of energy from working with young people in experiential, project driven, learning activities and programs in literature, arts, sciences, and multi-disciplinary forms of learning.

He has participated with several local and international organizations in varied exciting educational programs for youth development, girl empowerment, best practices in learning and teaching, and integration of ICT4E&D.  

He now operates as a freelance practitioner in education with specific interest in innovation, best practices, capacity building, youth empowerment and instructional designing.

One of the exciting happenings for him is publishing of a poetry anthology in July 2022. In it are some of the finest poems of his former students at PMM Girls’ School, Jinja. It is a culmination of three years of engaging learning activities in literature.

Now, his mind is set on a major personal undertaking of researching and unearthing possible interesting incidents in a pre-colonial feud between his people, the Madi and the Acholi. Specifically, a battle that baptized the riverside landing site, “Laropi”, where the Acholi (so goes the tale) had to rush in haste from the pursuing Madi warriors. Hence the name “Laropi”, meaning, “Let us hurry to cross the river!” Laropi is now a ferry point on River Nile in Northern Uganda. It is promising to be an exciting adventure to which I do invite all of you to participate!

Chole holds a Bachelor of Education Degree, (Languages and Literature) Makerere University, Kampala, and Diploma in Secondary Education (History and Languages) from the then Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK). He is now pursuing Master of Instructional Design and Technology at Makerere University, Kampala.

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IDLE CHAT: ‘Taking a cold beer on an island for the first time…’

Franziska Fisken, a retired English teacher living in Vienna Austria is on two months visit to Uganda. She is hosted by a local educational consultancy

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Rethinking Education: A call for inter-disciplinary learning for Uganda’s secondary schools.

Two months to schools’ closure for holiday-break, I had a learning trip to a government-aided secondary school in central region of Uganda where I witnessed

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A date for students with a young climate justice activist.

If I were a secondary school teacher, especially living in Kampala, I would consider giving opportunity for my students to meet a remarkable person in

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New grounds

30th June 2023 was my last day at Opportunity International where for the last four and a half years, I worked as an education specialist.

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The painting is on the wall

About four and a half years ago, I arrived in the sprawling Mbarara City, the heartbeat of Ankole land to reside there for the first

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Four things

The Ghetto Kids that won a Golden Buzzer at Britain’s Got Talent, 2023 are well known in the music entertainment scenes of Uganda. Now that

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A chess solution to a curriculum need

The pronounced need and demand in education now is for learning experience to be more democratized. Uganda’s new curriculum for lower classes of secondary schools

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Infusion of feminism – The catalyst dance changing the world.

WATCHING THE AMAZING DANCE OF THE TRIO, MARIE, LILLY, AND DASSY bears to mind how for centuries, women oppression, suppression, and deprivation have denied us

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No child is programmed to fail

Each of us was born a seed to germinate, grow and flourish. Somebody just needs to know and create the correct condition for that which

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All quiet on the western front

For over two hours this movie never let up the horror, the pain, the trauma, and hopelessness of war. Here, war as an act of

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A cognitive upgrade

In the recent few days, I have been working hard to create literature review for my desired mini- research study in which my premise was

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We were author of September, 2022 at FEMRITE Writers & Readers’ Club

Thank you FEMRITE, for promoting our poetry anthology, A CHILD IS A SEEDLING by hosting us on your platform,Author of the Month of September 2022. It went so well, in

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Appreciation

The process of publishing A Child is a Seedling has been unique, complex, and with many stakeholders. It didn’t start with looking around for some cute poems of young ladies. Its origins are in a full-time learning engagement

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Unveiling “A Child is a Seedling”

This Poetry Anthology is outcome of experiential learning of my students at PMM Girls’ School in Jinja,Uganda, before I left classroom work for other pursuits

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Final laps

Tuesday 30th November and Wednesday 1st December 2021 have been two very busy days for me and editor of the anthology, Kaigo Betty. For over

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Poetry Anthology

Poetry anthology contributor – Wandawa

“I was inspired by my former English teacher in primary Mr. Ganafa Bashir and later on by my former literature teacher Mr. Chole Richard of

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Poetry anthology contributor- Sabena Salhiay

THE IDEA OF STARTING A POETRY ANTHOLOGY PROJECT WAS HATCHED IN THE CREATIVE WRITING FRATERNITY OF PMM GIRLS SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE EXCITEMENT WAS GREAT, WITH

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Poetry anthology contributor – Nambuba Mercy

In her own words: “I was exposed to books at a very young age by my parents. I remember having a whole collection of fairy

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Poetry anthology contributor – Logiel

In 2018, Logiel Elizabeth was selected as one of the poets from PMM Girls’ School to represent the school at a national poetry competition organized

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Poetry anthology contributor – Illero Jamila

Illero Jamilah, 21 years old, was inspired by her teacher of literature right from senior one, interesting her in reciting poems, acting and several other

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Poetry anthology contributor – Akwero

Akwero Frankline Vivian, now 21 years old, is a lady of quiet sophistication. She is very present in public life with peers and yet secluded

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Poetry anthology contributor – Masolo Terry.

Sometimes we forget that even those to whom we look up to for inspiration and courage will, in another situation need somebody else to give

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Poetry anthology contributor – Palvy Badhan

At prime age of 20 years, Palvy Badhan is already a prolific poet with over a hundred and sixty poems (and counting!!) To her credit

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Poetry anthology contributor – Nambozo

Like many poets in this anthology project, Nambozo Anita always loved writing right from her childhood. In high school, she was inspired to continue writing

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Adeke Jenipher – contributing poet

Let’s have it from Jenipher in her own words. Shall we? “I first picked interest in reading at age of 12 years when I was

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Abwoc Grace – Contributing poet

Ms. Abwoc Rebecca Grace, 21 years old, read lots of story books in her childhood. It helped her to gain interest in and appreciate poetry

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Mariam Abdinur – Contributing Poet

“I loved reading and storytelling from a young age” – that typical storyline of people who have evolved to seriously take on creative writing, is

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Four things

1, This time, Ugandans are under more intense siege by COVID19. In the first wave, it invaded our territory but there was this general sense

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Muleke Alex – A talent in art with a mission.

MULEKE ALEX IS THE YOUNG TALENT WHO CREATED TWENTY PAINTINGS, EACH INTERPRETING A POEM SELECTED FOR ONGOING POETRY ANTHOLOGY PROJECT. Muleke Alex has discovered his

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COVID19 disrupts plans for poetry and painting cultural gala.

By this time, several of the young contributing poets should have been warming up for a five-day cultural gala showcasing about 20 art pieces specially

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A tale of genesis of a poetry anthology project

52 POEMS OF 16 ALUMNAE OF PMM GIRLS’ SCHOOL, JINJA ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PUBLICATION. IT IS ALSO PARTIALLY AN INFUSION OF POETRY AND

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Reflecting on the poetry in my language, Madi.

Just the greetings alone, if only you knew Madi, are so endearing in their meaning, whereas greetings in English language have overtime evolved to be

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