Ujima (Swahili) – To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together.
Ujima Solutions Magazine is the Caribbean youth and Caribbean gender-focused blog whose mission is to not only discuss the problems but to present viable solutions to those problems so we can work on them collectively, leading to necessary change.
What sets us apart? The fact that we are not only talking about the problems but we are suggesting possible solutions to the socio-economic ills that are being faced by Caribbean youth, in addition to resolutions to gender-related matters such as domestic violence, limited access to jobs and job mobilization, human trafficking, improper healthcare systems, etc. Though we understand the fact that both men and women are affected by gender-related issues we cannot ignore the fact that women are disproportionately affected. However, we will not shy away from articles that discusses and presents solutions to the disadvantages that men face.
Mission: To provide viable solutions to socio-economic problems as it relates to youth and gender issues that affect Caribbean communities and its citizens regionally and internationally.
1) To encourage critical thinking among Caribbean youth contributors. Through the process of examining information and situations as it relates to the socio-economic status of their community and providing solutions to these issues, young people will become change agents for the Caribbean communities they belong to and by extension the world.
2) To be a resource hub for Caribbean citizens/residents seeking viable solution based information that, if utilized, can cause effectual change within their own communities.
3) To be a source of inter-island and cross-cultural information sharing.