Through a monthly Clean Up day, ViaVia Entebbe aims to draw attention to waste pollution in the community and sensitize the local community on the use of proper waste management techniques.
Through the Clean Up exercises, ViaVia Entebbe aims to encourage the local community members to participate in a monthly Clean Up morning in Katabi, Entebbe. This location was chosen not only because of the location of the ViaVia compound, but also because of the visibility of increased poor (plastic) waste management. For this reason, ViaVia Entebbe will not only engage the community to participate in these Clean Up days, but also take the opportunity to sensitise them on the use of proper waste management techniques.
The main objective of the Clean Up exercises is to draw attention to waste pollution in the community. This is done by sensitizing residents about proper waste management techniques. Furthermore, ViaVia Entebbe aims to create a cleaner, nicer and therefore healthier environment through this activity and reduce the effects of poor waste management (and thus climate change) practices on the environment.
ViaVia Entebbe was founded at the end of 2016 by Pieter, Lobke and Steven, finding the right Belgian and Ugandan ingredients to shake the cocktail until it bustles, inspires and invites.
ViaVia is a meeting place in Entebbe for locals, expats and travelers. The aim is to be an open space for innovation, for social and sustainable entrepreneurship, a place for musicians to jam, a space for poets to perform, for children to play, birds to fly and monkeys to eat fruits, a place where you can forge plans, where people can create, dream and try out … ViaVia Entebbe is embedded in the local environment and reinforces the community. We have a focus on sustainable tourism to create adventure, a positive impact on the community, environment and economy, stimulating cultural exchange and responsible traveling.
We would like to share the beauty of Uganda with you. We will operate as passionate guides to let you discover the most interesting places in the surroundings of Entebbe and Uganda.
2023 started with major festivities for ViaVia Entebbe, celebrating the cooperation with Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen (LABIOMISTA) to set up two ambitious art-community-science projects in Entebbe, Uganda: the CosmoGolem Project and the Planetary Community Chicken Project.
Koen Vanmechelen and ViaVia Entebbe will build a giant CosmoGolem with and for the children of the community. The CosmoGolem is a wooden giant that strives to be a symbol of hope and evolution. This giant will be a place where children can dream, play and share their thoughts and feelings. Dance, poetry, stories, visual arts, … every form of expression is possible, combining art with children rights for a more just and sustainable world.
During spring the CosmoGolem will be built together with the children, local entrepreneurs and people from the community. Then several workshops will be organised for the children to stimulate them to express their thoughts and emotions.
At the same time roosters of Koen Vanmechelen’s Cosmopolitan Chicken Project will be introduced in the community. By crossing them with local hens, a more sustainable chicken will be created: the Planetary Community Chicken, enhancing the resilience and diversity of the birds. These Planetary Community Chickens will be distrubuted to local househoulds, providing the with eggs, meat and extra income.
On January 4th 2023 the official launch of both projects in Entebbe was celebrated in the presence of Koen Van Mechelen, founder of Joker Reizen Bob Elsen, Pieter & Lobke of ViaVia Entebbe and many local guests.
Both projects aim to address global challenges to sustainable food systems through diversity and activate the power of creativity as motor for development.
Read all about both projects here.