Iteso Culture Heritage celebration in Soroti, Uganda, December 2012

IWA is a cultural organisation and because of this, cultural preservation is our top priority. Culture is a defining feature of a person’s identity, contributing to how they see themselves and the groups with which they identify.

Given the changes that Teso has gone through, and the detachment of Iteso in diaspora from daily cultural reality, and to cultivate a sense of belonging among its members, we are working to establish a multiple purpose online learning platform for education and cultural promotion; we organize cultural events and we are working to establish a cultural education and social centre where we will promote various cultural artefact, Ateso music, and other materials.

We are actively promoting the involvement of a cross section of our members including children and elders; support online discussion forums; and document the culture and history of the Iteso, among other activities.