“The Dewe Project is a life long learning project where research and practice coexist.”

Sam Mukumba

It all started in 2005 when Sam Mukumba, a Ugandan ceramicist living and teaching in the UK, decided to invest and support the community of the fishing village of Dewe, Uganda, by empowering their inhabitants through the learning of new skills.

His hope was to create a place where nature and the arts could be connected to inspire a creative community movement.

The Dewe Project has now grown into an innovative educational, and social enterprising project, unique in Uganda, focused on exploring new understandings, needs and basing all teaching on using available resources for the community to become self-sufficient.