First name / Last name
Gillian Josephine P'Ochen
fields of expertise
Tour Guiding, Business mentorship, Culture, Motivational speaking, customer care
I´m constantly looking for
Market research for the finished products and research on the several uses of bamboo poles and how to train the youth groups and the community on how to make the various biproducts of bamboo. Researching on value addition to shea butter products like the creme, soap and the traditionally consumable in food, how to package and how to tap to the various markets locally, regional, national and international like Sudan, Kenya, USA, United Kingdom and many more. Market research, training tools required and recruitment techniques to be used. Looking at legal requirement to operat as an authorised entity
I am a self motivated person and follows the theory of Lesley Brown ” Its not over until you win”
I hold a degree in Tourism Management from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. After University I applied to a number of institutions and organisations in search for employment but some ended at interview levels and others not even called for interviews at all. So I decided to try self employment, and it worked very well. I decided to hawk fruit salads from office to office starting with all that got my job applications and never gave me employment.(Sweet revenge)
Fruit salads business is what led to my success in to tourism again and hence the growth of Tour De North Safaris Uganda and now the idea of Tour de North Bamboo village.
Awards;- Bachelors of Tourism Management, MUK, Certificate Psychosocial support, certificate Tour operations Management (Uganda Tourism Association), Certificate in Start Your Business(SYB) UNDP/ ILO Trainings.
Recognitions;- Youth Entrepreneurship Empowerment initiative Magazine.