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Technology Minister Applauds Huawei For Technological Transformation

Technology Minister Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye who is also the Chairman of Ntare School Alumni applauded Huawei for technological transformation in Uganda. 

This happened at the Ntare School Alumni fundraising dinner at Sheraton Hotel Kampala on 13th December where Huawei contributed 15 laptops for information technology boost in Ntare.   

“I thank Huawei for this wonderful contribution of 15 laptops to Ntare School. This is a big boost for the school’s technological transformation”, says Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye, the Minister of Science Technology and Innovation and Chairman of the Ntare School Alumni.

Huawei’s Executive Director of Government and Enterprise Business Mr. Benny Bai commended the school’s Alumni for birthing great leaders and influential people in Uganda.

He also added that, “one of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives this year is to invest in Education, that is why we carried out activities such as: the ‘Seeds for the Future’ training program in China for the 10 selected best university students, the Seeds for the Future internship program that has seen 400 plus students receive hands-on training since 2012 of which many have acquired permanent employment at Huawei. We have this year donated 40 laptops to Kamwenge district schools to boost technology, 5 laptops and 200 school bags to Kireka Police School and today we shall give 15 laptops to Ntare School”. 

Also present at the Ntare School fundraising dinner was the Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, Hon. Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance and Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities among Others.

We Are Designed To Guarantee Safety And Safety Of Pupils – Kampala Parents’ School

The physical environment of school buildings and school grounds is a key factor in the overall health and safety of students, staff, and visitors, educationists at Kampala Parents’ School have acknowledged.

“At Kampala Parents’ School, our buildings and grounds are designed to maintain health and safety hazards and also promote learning. We believe that learner's achievements can be affected either positively or negatively by the school environment, the school principal Daphne Kato said.

She added that “policies and protocols are in place to ensure food protection, sanitation, safe water supply, healthy air quality, good lighting, safe playgrounds, violence prevention, and emergency response, among other issues that relate to the physical environment of schools.”  

To help pupils bond with school and be receptive to learning, school faculties need to take time to understand the disconnections pupils experience during the school day. “By talking with learners about how they experience the school, our teachers can work to address problems that might interfere with pupils’ willingness to come to school.”

“In addition, our teachers discuss how school and classroom practices limit students' social integration. However, we ensure a flexible schedule that allows pupils to move into grade-level classes when they are academically prepared for grade-level work.”

Kampala Parents’ School is currently recruiting new pupils for the next academic year. They admit children from the age of two and a half to twelve years of age. Applicants should have birth certificates and valid report cards from their former school.

The principal says the school philosophy is to provide children with the best possible all-round education in a safe caring and loving environment. “We aim to create a culture where thinking and learning flourish. We hope to lay good foundations for future learning so that our children can become full and active members of society.”

The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which takes into account children’s interests. “We use the National Curriculum to structure the content of what is taught and we enrich pupil’s learning experiences by providing access to stimulating resources and valuable workshops, assemblies and extracurricular clubs and trips.

“Teaching staff have access to high quality training opportunities which place quality first teaching at the core of everything we do. Pupils are regularly assessed and feedback provided to parents informally on a daily basis and during the PTA meetings and class days throughout the course of the year.”

An essential aspect of early learning is the use of play to teach children about the world and to achieve this, Kampala Parents’ School has employed digital learning. Digital learning allows children to expand their mind by encouraging exploration through technology. Desktop games, such as Millie's Math House, can teach about shapes, sorting and classification, while Kid Pix can teach them to paint just like Picasso.

“At Kampala Parents’ School, we believe that since classrooms are leaning towards the integration of technological learning, exposing pupils to electronic readers helps to develop a stronger relationship with books.”

Start Your New Year Fit At Speke Resort Munyonyo Zumba Glow Dance Workout

One of the many resolutions people make at the start of the year is to keep their bodies in shape and fit, however, as the year evolves, they lose focus and their bodies spiral out of shape and can barely run a few meters. To such people working out is laboring and tideous or burdening.

However Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth resort are organizing a a fun filled end of year Zumba Glow dance workout on 21st December 2017, from 6pm- 9pm for only Ushs30,000 per individual to inspire and show people that you can attain a good body in a fun way.

This year’s theme is Neon-yup. Participants will wear bright outfits so they can glow. Zumba dance has over the years gained momentum in Uganda having been introduced to the world by a Colombian dancer and cyclist/choreographer Alberto "Beto" "Power Pedal" Perez during the 1990s.

Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.

As a fitness option, zumba burns fat and calorie through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class. Zumba provides a workout for the whole body.

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African Leader's Change The Narrative During RPF 30TH Anniversary In Rwanda

By Malise Otoo

Kigali, Rwanda - Scores of people trooped to the RPF-Inkotanyi Conference Center for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Rwandan Patriotic Front with a hope to change the narrative about liberation and economic transformation in Africa.

 
Speaking during the conference, H.E Benjamin Mkapa, Former President, Tanzania reiterated the need for African leaders to reassure their people of true self-reliance and identity while thriving together to change the narrative.
 
He said," I'm hoping the ambition  of relocating to Europe will be replaced by an aspiration to relocating to Africa". 
 
However, he admitted that the Developed countries Architecture do not allow for Regional Integration.
 
He was similarly emphatic that a serious livestock market policy was important in the East African bloc especially to control free movement of animals and border control. 
 
H.E. Benjamin Mkapa recognized that in other for Africa to move away from the narrative of being poor it was necessary to have clear nationalities, saying that the thing that produces results is identity and people of dignity. 
 
On his part, Andrew Mwenda, Journalist and Managing Director, Independent Magazine, Uganda stressed that public institutions perform better in Rwanda even than in Kenya or Uganda. 
 
"Self-reliance, identity and self-discipline are pillars which I believe can make Africa grow, transform and develop". 
 
Furthermore, Dr.Jendayi Frazer, former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,Bureau of African Affairs argued that it's it's extremely important that we distinguish between growth and transformation. 
 
According to her, Africans development must move with changes in global trends and Affairs.
 
"Accountability, good governance and inclusion is what Africa needs to develop", she said. 
 
In a sharp contrast, Dr. Frazer identified certain challenges that she forsee may hinder such progress including the question of state building, question of inclusion, question of overcoming trade barriers, among others."The question of idealization must be put at the back burner", she pointed. 
 
Self awareness, self-determination and hoe Africa can use global changes to advance it's course are clear ways to unify the continent. 
 
It has therefore become obvious that countries must be prepared to reduce aid and that aid if necessary must be connected to a collective self-realization. 
 
Africa according to her has a challenge of inequality in the world, challenge of sound cohesion and ecological sustainability and these must be addressed by African leaders. 
 
Lastly, James Mwangi, Executive Director, Dalberg Group, Kenya also stipulated the need to for Africa to embrace technology and innovation saying, "you cannot solve your immediate challenges with 14th century solutions". 
 
He stated that African leaders must lower the barriers of thinking big. 
 
The conference was under the theme, "Liberalization and transformation: Realizing a dignified and prosperous Africa". 
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