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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.

NIRA Trains 160 Enrollment Officers In Albertine Region To Register Children

By George Busiinge

The National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) has trained over 160 enrollment  officers in the Albertine grabben area to help in the mass registration of school children from the  age of 5-16 years in both primary, secondary  and tertiary institutions whether Ugandans  or not.

Herbert Katende  the Hoima district information technology officer in an interview at  Rivera Hoteri  in Hoima told Earthfinds  that  the purpose  of training  these enrollment officers is to help capture data of children in the age bracket that is  not currently recorded in the national registry  data bank.

Katende says that the enrolment officers are from Hoima district and are being empowered with practical use of laptops, cameras and other gadgets they are going to use through a period of three month.

Katende  requested  the enrollment  officers  to work  hand in hand with head teachers of the schools in order to make this  exercise successful because  it’s  very important  for teachers, parents  and  the children.

 Katende warned enrollment officers to keep the gadgets and protect them safely because they are government property and if they get lost in their hands they will be taken to police to answer the charges. He cautioned the people who are going into this exercise to avoid social media networks like WhatsApp and Facebook and concentrate on the work they designed to do.

The mass registration of children aged between 5 and 16 years for the national identity card project was launched in Bunyoro region recently. The launch held at Glory Summit Hoteri in Hoima and was attended by leaders from 9 districts of Bunyoro in preparation for the exercise which will cover all primary and secondary schools across the country.

The registration is an undertaking by the National Identification Registration Authority, a government entity mandated to register births and deaths in the country and to develop a National Identification Register for both citizens and legal residents.

Hon. Nansubuga R. Seninde who was the guest of honor at the launch told Earthinds that the exercise is aimed at capturing data of children in the age bracket that is not currently recorded in the national registry data bank.

Nansubuga says that pupils will however not be given National Identity cards. Instead, they will be given a national identification number which will be used for the issuance of a National ID once they turn 16. During the initial registration in 2014, the authority captured data for citizens aged above 16.

Nansubuga the state minister of primary education said that the registration will also support proper planning in schools where government has been losing two billion Shillings annually due to the presence of ghost pupils.

She reminded parents and all stakeholders to take children to licensed schools. Nansubuga says that pupils and students who will miss out on the registration process will not be allowed to sit for final exams at different levels of education.

Varsity Introduces Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling, a technique physical therapists use to treat muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome, using acupuncture needles, is making its way into Uganda, thanks to Victoria University in Kampala.

Victoria University will on 1st and 2nd of July, 2017 conduct a two day certificate course in dry needling at the University premises. The short course is targeting medical doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives and students.

The dean faculty of health science at Victoria University, Dr Krishna N. Sharma, in an interview, said the training will teach basic dry needling skills. Dr. Sharma expounded that the leading benefit of dry needling is that it provides the patient and health service provider a better healthcare system.

“While all medicines have side effects, dry needling doesn’t have any side effects. For example, if you know that the condition is something that can be treated with one or two sessions of dry needling, and without side effects, there is no reason to offer medicine. Dry needling will improve healthcare system,” Dr Sharma explained. 

Dr Sharma explains that when muscle fibres stop moving, they form a nod and start releasing painful chemicals. These chemicals will start causing pain, a condition now referred to as spasm.

 “Medicine doesn’t work much. Medicine will relax muscles but will not target the main point. The medicine doesn’t target the nod. When you penetrate a dry needle in the muscle, due to reflex, it releases the nod,” Dr. Sharma stated.

To attend the training, participants will have to pay however the training is free for Victoria University Students from faculty of health science. Students from other Institutions will pay Shs250, 000 while professionals and International Participants will pay Shs300, 000 and $200 respectively.

Delhi Public School International Tops Olympiad Exams

Uganda’s Delhi Public School International (DPSI) excelled in various examinations organized by globally acclaimed Olympiad Foundation, the Kololo based international school revealed.

An official from Olympiad Foundation, Mrs Indrani Ghosh, was in Kampala to deliver a letter of appreciation from the Foundation for the excellent performance. The official was hosted by the school’s Principal, Mr. Swami Nathan at the school.

“DPSI is proud to present the International Toppers (rank 1) and Merit Winners of various Olympiad Examinations that were conducted in the Academic Session 2016-2017. Congratulations go out to the principals, teachers, and students for the hard work and effort that has led to this big achievement.” The school said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Delhi Public School International follows the CBSE syllabus and complements it with teaching and learning tools such as audio-visual techniques, computer-aided learning, visual aids, LCDs, charts, models, games, role plays, art, worksheets and more, which make learning an exciting and meaningful experience.

“We choose the Indian National Curriculum because it is learner oriented, and students who have always used it are theoretically sound. We encourage parents to feel part of the school and keep them informed through regular PTA meetings & written reports,” the school elaborated.

The India based National Olympiad Foundation (NOF) helps academic and enterprising talent to come out from the walls of classroom. NOF conducts one of its own global talent search exam where the resources are utilized for children in need who are ignorant about education.

When KISU Hosted Earth Day Celebration

Climate change and environmental degradation is having serious adverse effects on human life and environmentalists globally believe that mitigation should start now. In Uganda this audacious task is being built around children, who, according to various environmental activists, are the custodians of planet earth.

To spread the gospel further, Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) last month, Saturday 22nd April, at their school campus joined the rest of the world to celebrate Earth Day, a global movement championing conservation of a green environment.

The daylong celebration was spear headed by My Kid is A superstar and Uganda's Little hands Go Green who organized the 4th annual International Children Climate Change Conference. The conference under the theme ‘Environmental and climate Literacy’ attracted four schools from Kigali, Rwanda.

Delegates from Kigali joined their Ugandan hosts at KISU to debate, suggest and find a solution to protecting the environment. The youngster suggested various ways to mitigate climate change, strongly advocating for the planting of trees, avoiding deforestation and formulation of strong laws to curb activities that are a danger to climate.

The event was graced by the State Minister for environment, Deputy director National management authority, National water and sewerage cooperation, Kampala Capital city Authority Deputy director education sourcing Managing director the corporate company that funded the trip of the Green Ambassador from Kigali.

Delegates were treated to a dinner by Rwanda's ambassador to Uganda at Silver Spring’s Hotel where he officiated the handover of certificate of participation to the children. We bring you some of the pictures taken at as kids celebrated Earth Day.

 

 

Victoria University High School Championship Returns

In recent times, sports has shifted from being a pastime activity to a very profitable adventure. Many youths locally and globally are reaping big from their talent. It is even much better if the talent is backed with a good education.

As a way of nurturing and promoting talent, Victoria University engages high school students at a highly competitive and entertaining Victoria University High School Championship. This year, according to the university, it returns big and better.

The University’s marketing and recruitment specialist, Abdu Salaam Kalanzi, revealed in an interview that close to 70 schools have been invited to take part in the championship that will take place on 24th June 2017 at Kampala International School (KISU).

Kalanzi said 20 or 30 of the 70 invited schools are expected to accept the invite. Last year 10 schools participated in the one day event. Students will compete in football, basketball and volleyball. “We want to build Victoria University brand through sports enhancement.” Kalanzi said, explaining why they are engaging high schools.

Over 1000 students participated and cheered their competing friends last year. Mount Saint Mary's College Namagunga were announced overall winners beating off competition from City High, Entebbe SS, Turkish Light Academy, Bethany High, East High Ntinda, Nalya SS, Ntinda View, St Michael Ssonde and St Maria Gorreti Katende.

Victoria University is a leading private University located at the heart of Kampala city academic excellence at a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers

The University offers courses covering business and management, humanities & social sciences, science and technology and health sciences. The University is committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialized and employment-oriented education.

Victoria University in conjunction with Youth Power Group 6th May 2017 at Kampala Parents' School held the Youth Sports Gala.  

“At Victoria University, we believe that a healthy nation is always a wealthy nation. Therefore, it is necessary to put emphasis on sports. We believe that both Physical and Mental wellbeing are the prerequisites of great achievements in man's life.” The University said in a statement.

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