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University To Launch Alumni Association, Inaugurate New Leaders

Victoria University Kampala has announced it will launch its Alumni Association Launch at Speke Resort Munyonyo this Saturday 2nd December 2017. The University’s vice chancellor Dr. Khrisna N. Sharma said the association will promote a ‘feeling of togetherness’ between current and former students.

He explained that the interaction that will go on in the association will inspire students at the university as they will get to learn from the successful old students.

“We want to help each other, to facilitate each other – for example, if you have an opportunity, may be a job, and someone is looking for a job, the two will be able to each other,” Dr. Sharma said in an interview.

Therefore, to live true to their word, Victoria University has invited all Staff members, VU Alumni and Continuing Students for the Alumni Association Launch. The University will also use the occasion to inaugurate new guild leaders.

”We shall also have the Guild Handover Party and End of Year Party on the same day. The events will start at 12:00pm till 8:00pm at Speke Resort Munyonyo.” Dr. Sharma said invitingly.

Meanwhile Victoria University Kampala invites applications for the January - February 2018 intake for students looking to pursue a Bachelor's, Diploma or Certificate course at the Jinja road based University.

Amazing Photos From KISU Book Week Commemoration

Schools and parents must introduce their children must to reading books at the earliest time possible. And in an era where children spend more time of their lives in school environs, school administrators must spearhead this cause.

Kampala International School Uganda heeded to this cause when it held a weeklong celebration of books. The fun filled week saw children replicate book characters in a fashionable way.

Kampala International School Uganda offers an international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. The school was established in 1993. Current enrolment is around 600 and is increasing steadily.

Students come from almost 60 different nationalities and, depending on the family’s contracts and nature of their work, stay in Uganda for varying lengths of time. The school is privately owned with an Advisory Board of Governors and the day to day running of the school is managed by the Director.

The school formerly known as Kabira International School was purposely built to accommodate over 1000 students increasing in line with the development of Kampala and Uganda.

It has four science labs, three computer labs, three practice music rooms, three performance areas, and indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, 25 m eight lane competition pool, two libraries, five acres of playing fields and smart boards in most classrooms.

There are 58 full-time teaching staff recruited from countries around the world. The school adapts the English National Curriculum for the Primary School and until Year 9 in the Secondary School.

After that, students study for the internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE (examined in Y11) and IB Diploma (examined in Y13). The curriculum ensures that rigorous educational standards are maintained and that progression of educational experience is monitored.

The IB Diploma is generally regarded as the university entrance programme of choice often preferred above national requirements. The curriculum has been adapted to reflect the international diversity of our school community and its location in Uganda.

Kabira Country Club Set For Christmas Carnival

Kabira Country Club, a lavish hotel in Bukoto, a Kampala suburb, offering accommodation, Health & Leisure, Food & Beverage, Conference & Events has organized a Christmas festival on 26th, December, 2017 - boxing day.

“Join us for a heartwarming Christmas event that offers you entertainment, delicatesse, artisan market with over 100 vendors, live band, grand tombola raffle, kids’ activities, playground, jumping castle, face painting, and lots more,”

“It will be a day to remember, a perfect start to your Christmas Season and ideal occasion to get all your Christmas gifts.” The hotel posted on social media.

Kabira Country Club is a full-service hotel, offering elegance and comfort in a relaxed atmosphere in Kampala's northern suburb of Bukoto. With stunning views of the greater Kampala cityscape, Kabira combines gracious hospitality with contemporary style.

La Cabana Restaurant Brings Brazilian Feel To Uganda’s Social Life

La Cabana Restaurant, a multi-cuisine bar and restaurant serving Brazilian, Continental and Indian cuisines is opening its doors to Ugandans on 15th November 2017.

The classy restaurant located at plot 19 -20 (Speke Apartments) Wampewo Avenue announced it will hosting its first Brazilian meat fest in Kampala. The restaurant joins a list of hotels and restaurants owned by the Ruparelia Group.

Speke Apartments is the largest and most luxurious apartments in Uganda. It is made with a mix of modern contemporary surroundings and a relaxing, laid back environment. This makes Speke Apartments the finest choice for both business and pleasure accommodation.

Religious Leaders Hail This Primary School Proprietors

The Archbishop of Uganda Stanley Ntagali and the Imam Kololo Mosque Sheikh kasozi Buruhan Kasasa Wakiku have hailed the team work of the management at Kampala Parents School which they said is driving the school to greater heights.

The two respected religious leaders were presiding over the dedication ceremony of primary seven candidates at the school. “I have been in many schools both private and government aided but Kampala Parents you have impressed me the way you work together. “Archbishop Ntagali said.

Primary Seven pupils being briefed ahead of their exams recently

“Many people do not know that if you want to develop a nation especially if you believe in God you have to accommodate each other.” he added before hailing the school proprietor Dr Sudhir Ruparelia for being a good leader.

Kampala Parents’ School management thanked the Archbishop the Imam, parents and staff for blessing ahead of the examination. “We strongly believe that it is through prayer that everything will run smooth, before, during and even after the exams. Prayer is our pillar for what will happen in future for our candidates.” The school Principal Daphn Kato said.

Kampala Prents School director Rajiv with the religious leaders

The school director Rajiv Ruparelia thanked the school management, teaching and none teaching staff for helping the school to explore its height. This year the school started a Parents advisory Board which has helped in bridging the gap between the parents and the school management.

“Kampala Parents' Scghool is an outstanding school because of the quality of the teaching that goes on day-in, day-out in classrooms. Over several years of innovation, we have developed an approach to Teaching and Learning that we believe secures the best possible learning environment for children to flourish.” Rajiv said.

Zaffe Creations Hosts Children’s Purposeful Fashion Show

Zaffe Creations hosted a Children’s fashion show with a purpose – children walking to represent, celebrate and benefit differently abled children. The show took place at Kirabo Mall, Bukoto, Kisasi road – on the first floor beginning at 3:00 pm

This event was an important chance for the designers Sylvia Nabatanzi Zaripova ( Zaffe creations) , Colline Harriet Amule ( Collins Creations) and Pasco Losanganya Kikunguru ( Pie XIII Art) to showcase emerging and authentic emerging African fashion trends, accompanied by musical interludes. 

The styles and designs being revealed on the catwalk are testimony to the versatility and originality of African fashion which pairs together traditional wear with a twist to more modern cuts and styles, creating contrasts with colors and textures for a look and feel which transcends the obvious. 

Zaffe Creations is not just limited to fashion wear for adults and children, it also a creative hub where recycling is revamped and restyles to embellish shows, accessories, home décor, furniture and crafts. 

This runway is an opportunity for Zaffe and the audience to support its partners, the differently abled children and families with differently abled children with whom Zaffe has journeyed for the last two years as artists and collaborators.

Over Sh50m Raised In Little Hospice Charity Walk.

By George Busiinge

A charity walk organized by Little Hospice Hoima to support terminally ill patients last week attracted hundreds of participants, raising over Sh50 million.

Flagged off by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali at Little Hospice office in Kijungu village, the participants marched through the streets of Hoima town and late converged at Hoima Boma grounds.

While flagging off the walk, Ntagali who contributed Sh1 million commended Little Hospice for caring for the patients with lifetime pain. He said time is now for Ugandans to support the marginalized needy to attain a desired life.

Dr. Kalisa Kabagambe, the presidential advisor on oil and energy said Ugandans should know that international donation is shrinking hence; they need to embrace such activities.

Dr. Kalisa who mobilized close to sh50 million from different offices said many people are suffering in the villages without getting treatment.

Dr. Eddie Mwebesa, the chief executive officer, Hospice Africa Uganda said the funds raised surpassed the targeted budget. According to him, their budget was Sh50 million but over sh60 million has been realized in both cash and pledges since the campaign was launched.

He said similar fundraising activities will be conducted yearly to support hospice activities and pledged for accountability and transparency of the funds collected. Little hospice supports over 30,000 patients with care and treatment.

Victoria University Open Day Returns

Victoria University, one of the leading private universities in Uganda, will on 11th August 2017 host students, parents, academicians, entrepreneurs and artists at this year’s Victoria University Open Day at the University campus on Jinja Road, Kampala city.

The open day gives an opportunity most especially to students looking for post secondary education to get great tips from the experts in terms of career guidance. Tips range from choosing the right course, life skills, entrepreneurship among others. The open day returns at a time when the University’s August - September intake is ongoing.

“When you meet and greet with professors and senior lecturers, there's just too much you get to learn and take on, on your next journey. This is what is taking place at the Victoria University Open day, on 11th August 2017. Don't miss this great opportunity.” The university said in a statement.

Entrepreneurs, media personalities, comedians, academicians among other professionals will make presentations at the open day. The University stands out as a pivot of academic excellence offering a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures job-ready and critical thinkers.

The University is also committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialised and employment-oriented education

Uganda To Host 2017 Regional Brookside East Africa Secondary School Games

Uganda has been earmarked as the host country for the 2017 regional Brookside East Africa Secondary School games scheduled to run from 16th – 27th August 2017 at St. Joseph Layibi College, Pace Stadium, Kaunda grounds and Sacred Heart Gulu. 

The launch event that was graced by The Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Bakkabulindi Charles was held at Imperial Royale Hotel.

The Brookside East Africa Secondary School Games, sponsored by Brookside Limited involve sporting competitions in various games organized at selected secondary schools within the East African region that comprises Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan. Each of these six East African countries will hold their own national secondary schools’ championships in various sports disciplines, out of which the top two teams in both the boys’ and girls’ competitions will qualify to compete at the regional Brookside games.

Speaking during the launch event Oliver Mary, Marketing Director Brookside Limited said, ‘As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility drive, Brookside Limited supports education initiatives such as the Brookside East Africa games which develop the complete individual in terms of Sports, Academia and Health. Brookside Limited has injected 1.2 Billion Uganda shillings into the 2017 regional Brookside East Africa secondary school games.’

Oliver Mary added that Brookside Limited believes that every child has a talent that needs to be identified and nurtured. ‘To this end, we are sponsoring the Brookside East Africa Secondary games because through such programs, the youth are able to play while at the same time use sports to identify and nurture their talents.

Oliver Mary further explained that the championships are held in different countries every year and the venue is never the same such that students can travel to different parts of East Africa and also learn more about their geography and the different cultures across East Africa. ‘Brookside has presence in the entire East African region, and we will continue to support all activities geared towards the improvement of the livelihood of people in East Africa,” he said.

Uganda To Host 2017 Regional Brookside East Africa Secondary School Games

Uganda has been earmarked as the host country for the 2017 regional Brookside East Africa Secondary School games scheduled to run from 16th – 27th August 2017 at St. Joseph Layibi College, Pace Stadium, Kaunda grounds and Sacred Heart Gulu. 

The launch event that was graced by The Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Bakkabulindi Charles was held at Imperial Royale Hotel.

The Brookside East Africa Secondary School Games, sponsored by Brookside Limited involve sporting competitions in various games organized at selected secondary schools within the East African region that comprises Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan. Each of these six East African countries will hold their own national secondary schools’ championships in various sports disciplines, out of which the top two teams in both the boys’ and girls’ competitions will qualify to compete at the regional Brookside games.

Speaking during the launch event Oliver Mary, Marketing Director Brookside Limited said, ‘As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility drive, Brookside Limited supports education initiatives such as the Brookside East Africa games which develop the complete individual in terms of Sports, Academia and Health. Brookside Limited has injected 1.2 Billion Uganda shillings into the 2017 regional Brookside East Africa secondary school games.’

Oliver Mary added that Brookside Limited believes that every child has a talent that needs to be identified and nurtured. ‘To this end, we are sponsoring the Brookside East Africa Secondary games because through such programs, the youth are able to play while at the same time use sports to identify and nurture their talents.

Oliver Mary further explained that the championships are held in different countries every year and the venue is never the same such that students can travel to different parts of East Africa and also learn more about their geography and the different cultures across East Africa. ‘Brookside has presence in the entire East African region, and we will continue to support all activities geared towards the improvement of the livelihood of people in East Africa,” he said.

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