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PHOTOS: Sanyu Babies’ Home Gets Victoria University Support

Victoria University students through their association Health Science Students Association In Victoria University and members of staff delivered an assortment of gifts to children under the care of Sanyu Babies Home

 

Daphne Kyampiire, the president of this association together with Guild President Mariah Peggy Nabunya and Miss Victoria University 2017 and 2018 led a delegation of students to deliver items like items pampers, baby wipes, porridge, milk, washing detergent, vaseline, soap, toilet paper and baby’s clothes.

 

They also engaged in activities like washing of baby’s clothes, painting with babies and interacted with the babies. They toured the home and visited the babie’s nursery, kitchen, laundry room and sorting room for clothes. Below are pictures captured.

For 82 years now, Sanyu Babies Home, founded by Milnes Winfred Walker (RIP), a former midwife at Mengo Hospital, has devoted its resources to tirelessly make the lives of abandoned children worth living.

 

Most, if not all, of the children under the care of Sanyu Babies Home have been abandoned by their mothers under unclear circumstances. They are mainly found on the roadside, retrieved from pit latrines, rubbish bins, ditches and any other place troubled parents find convenient to dump these innocent kids.

Victoria University Signs MoU With Wizarts Media

Victoria University Kampala has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wizarts Media to enable the University’s journalism students to benefit from constant industry engagement through apportioned working hours at the broadcast production house.

Victoria University students pursuing a Bachelor, Diploma and Short Courses of Journalism and Media Studies will also benefit from Wizarts Media experience to build their skills and create industry networks from which they will build a career in journalism.

Wizarts Media is a 360 media warehouse where our students will obtain total media experience throughout their academic life at the University, said Pamella Magino, Victoria University's Marketing & Recruitment Specialist.

Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fred Kasirye, said Wizarts Media will offer internship placements and skills trainings to students. “I can say our degree in Journalism and Media Studies is on the road for value addition. Students will work two days of every week starting next semester while they also study. This is a good selling point,” Kasirye said.

 Joseph Nyakana, Victoria University’s registrar in his opening remarks said that with this agreement and collaboration, students will be able to relate to the real world. “Students will be able to build their research and knowledge skills,” he said.

The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by Marlie Keishamaza, a student of Bachelors in Journalism, Imam Shaffi, a Marketing Consultant, Fred Kasirye, the Dean of Humanities, and Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, the Vice Chancellor.

Wizarts Media was represented by Sam Bunya the Operations Officer and Tisha Mperize - Sales and Marketing representing the CEO of Wizarts media. Sam Bunya said the partnership is a wonderful opportunity to impact the people of media.

Aim To Be The Best, Senior Six Leavers Advised

Career guidance and development for young students is a much needed ingredient in their personal growth because without it many young people make wrong professional choices.

Therefore it is important that parents and school offer the precise career talk to youngster in order to prepare them for life’s challenges.

In the same spirit, Victoria University in Kampala annually organizes what it calls senior six leaver’s career day to help students who are in vacation and preparing to join university make the right professional choices.

This year’s senior six leaver’s career day under the theme “Long Term, Academic, And Career Success, and Critical Thinking to Make Informed Decision” was held last Saturday at Kampala Parents where students from secondary schools were addressed by different senior professionals.

The career day was aimed at helping youngsters transform their lives by acquiring the right life skills which are essential in human growth.

The day’s motivational speakers included Oluma Kennedy, the Ag. Secretary General of Uganda Federal Alliance, Professeur Sumil Novembrietta, the Director to Institute of Social research and former Deputy Vice Chancellor at KIU and Doreen Kanyesigye, a motivational speaker.

The Guild President Mariah Peggy Nabunya, Miss Victoria University 2018-2019 Namuli Precious Priscilla and Olinga John Paul who represent Victoria University Alumni Association also spoke words of wisdom to the teenagers.

The guest of Honor; Professor Steven Lawoko, the Dean of Health Sciences at Victoria University advised students to always prioritize and fight to be the best if they are to become successful in life.

Some of the topics that were discussed at the career day included Generation Y And Critical Thinking Skills by Prof. Novembrietta Sumil; Goal Setting For A Successful Career by Oluma Kennedy and The Invisible Shapers of our Reality by Doreen Kanyesigye.

Also participants were taken through the art of public speaking and presentation, personal grooming and branding, choices and decision making, financial literacy, talent and alternative careers, life planning and Self-leadership.

KISU To Hold Public Art Exhibition

Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) has announced that the "Art Jam" session will take place on Saturday, 26th May 2018 at the school premises in Bukoto. Parents and the entire public has been invited to see what their students can do.

“The Art Jam invites everyone to explore their creative potential. Take some time to nourish your spirit with this "Art Jam" session at KISU on Saturday, 26th May 2018 where we exhibit the Art Work of all our Primary & Secondary Students,” the school wrote on their with Facebook wall.

The event will be livened up by lots of other Art Activities for children, music entertainment, musical choir, pottery making workshops and lego demonstration. Food and drinks will be available on purchase.    

KISU, the leading international school with students comcing from over 60 nationalities provide a broad, balanced curriculum based upon the English National Curriculum (ENC), IGCSEs (Cambridge) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, adapted to reflect the international nature of our school community and its location in Uganda.

Speke Resort Munyonyo To Host Celebrated Jazz Music Star

Speke Resort Munyonyo is set to host the 11th edition of the Johnnie Walker Jazz Safari on Saturday June 30, 2018 with the Grammy Award Winner Richard Bona as the lead act, event sponsors Uganda Breweries Limited has announced.

With more than 10 albums and a world tour under his belt, Bona brings a rich heritage of jazz music that puts him up there with the best in the business. Now Ugandans have a chance to watch him perform live the luxurious five star Speke Resort in Munyonyo.

"Richard Bona is a proven world class act that consistently performed at the top for years now. He is the kind of talent you do not get to see every day so we are more than delighted to be part his show in Uganda," Said Roger Agamba, International Spirits Brand Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited.

Joining the American star on the same stage will the cream of local jazz music, including names like Kaz Kasozi, BlackRoots Unlimited featuring TShaka Mayanja, Michael Kitanda, Tony Trumpet and Aloysious Migadde.

Speke Resort Munyonyo is a leading luxury hotel in Uganda offering world class services and entertainment.

Indians From Gujarat Celebrate Ancestral Roots

Businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia and wife Jyostsna Ruparelia hosted hundreds of Indians who originate from the 6th largest and most industrialized state of India, Gujarat, to celebrate Gujarat Divas Day 2018 at Kampala Parents School.

The Gujarat Divas Day 2018 celebration by the Indian community in Uganda was supported by the Indian Association of Uganda in conjunction with the Indian High Commission in Kampala.

The event was braced by music, drama and dance cultural performances, networking and outstanding display of the rich cultural heritage and tourism potentials of India’s states.

The Gujarati are classified as the inhabitants of the state of Gujarat, western India. For most of them, Gujarati is their native language; however, they speak various dialects with many cultural distinctions.

MOTHERS DAY: Speke Resort, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort To Reward Customers

Speke Resort and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are rewarding their customers in commemoration of Mothers Day. Mother's Day, which is happening this Sunday, 13, is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

“Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort is giving you a chance to win a wonderful surprise for your mother this Mother’s Day,’ the two sister hotels announced on their social media pages.

Ajit Singh, the Rooms Divisions Manager said the winner will get one night stay in deluxe room on bed & breakfast on a weekend for two people. To participate, all you have to share your favorite photo of your mother and tag Speke Resort or Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort on social media.

Use the hashtags #SpekeLove #MomsAtMunyonyo #MothersDayCompetition #MothersDay2018 to participate. You can also fill in an online form HERE to stand a chance to win.

Speke Resort offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation and leisure facilities with the finest conference and business meetings. Situated in an idyllic setting in Munyonyo, 30 minutes away from Kampala City- the capital of Uganda, and by the shores of Lake Victoria, you will enjoy our Olympic size swimming pool, equestrian centre, 5 star restaurants, gymnasium and all the hotel sports facilities.

Munyonyo Common wealth Resort is one of the leading hotels in Uganda with best luxurious accommodation, restaurant and state of art conference rooms. The hotel also has a number of presidential suites. It is also a dream destination for wedding, seminar or meeting.

Fill in the online form HERE

PHOTOS: Pomp As Victoria University Crowns Most Beautiful Girl

Victoria University Kampala ended last week on the high – unveiling and crowning the most beautiful girl at the University. Six girls battled it out for the crown.

At end of the end the day, Namuli Precious Priscilla, a foundation course student, emerged winner of the hotly contested second edition of Miss Victoria University beauty contest.

According to the MC of the night, the pageant, under the theme Super Woman: The Future Is Female, was celebrating the empowerment of women and make them stronger.

Akuol Zakaria Deng, a foundation course student and Napeyok Joan, studying Bachelors of Tourism and Hotel Management, emerged first and second runner respectively.

Namuli, the winner,Akuol and Napeyok each took home Shs500, 000, Shs300, 000 and Shs200, 000 respectively. They also got gift hampers from the University and Radiant, the sponsors.

Kansiime Merriele emerged as Miss Congeniality; Bingi Elsie Nina was named Miss Culture while Meima James Alexander was Miss Photogenic.

Miss Uganda 2014- Leah Kalanguka, Miss Uganda 2008 - 1st runner up Miss Diana Kahunde, Professor Lawoko, Dean of health sciences Victoria University were the judges of the day.

Namuli Reigns At Miss Victoria University Contest

Namuli Precious Priscilla, a foundation course student, won the second edition of Miss Victoria University beauty contest last Saturday at Kabira Country Club. Namuli was also voted Miss Popularity by fellow students.

She went home with a cheque worth Shs500, 000 and a gift hamper from Victoria University containing a bottle of wine, chocolates and University shirt. She also got a gift hamper from the pageant’s sponsor, Radiant.

The first runner up was Akuol Zakaria Deng, a foundation course student ahead of Napeyok Joan, studying Bachelors of Tourism and Hotel Management, who came third. Akuol went home Shs300, 000 richer while Napeyok bagged Shs200, 000.

The two also got gift hamper from the University and Radiant. Kansiime Merriele emerged as Miss Congeniality; Bingi Elsie Nina was named Miss Culture while Meima James Alexander was Miss Photogenic.

Miss Uganda 2014- Leah Kalanguka, Miss Uganda 2008 - 1st runner up Miss Diana Kahunde, Professor Lawoko, Dean of health sciences Victoria University were the judges of the day.

Miss IUEA University, Miss St. Lawrence University, Guild members from Cavendish University, Kampala International University attended the event as invited delegates. They were entertained by musicians Mark Wamono, a vocalist and 1der Jr, a rapper.

Six Vie For Miss Victoria University Beauty Pageant

The second edition of Miss Victoria University Kampala Beauty Pageant climaxes this Saturday at Kabira Country Club with the most beauty student out of the six contestants who made the finals crowned, Pamela Magino marketing and recruiting specialist at Victoria University told this news website.

Ms Magino said the University organized the beauty pageant to in an attempt to build ambassadors that can easily represent the university at any event. The pageant is largely a student affair and is being organized by students though the guild office.

Amongst the judges is Miss Uganda 2014, Leah Kalanguluka and actress Diana Kahunde most known for roles on television show MiniBuzz and as Annet in the first season of The Hostel. The pageant is being sponsored by Radiant.

Ms Magino said they the pageant finale will be graced by delegation from five other Universities.

“We are expecting delegates from Cavendish University, International University of East Africa, Kampala International University (KIU), Uganda Christian University (UCU) and St Lawrence University.

Within these delegates we expect them t o bring their guild and vice guild president and their Mr and Miss. The reason we are involving other universities is because we want to build a relationship with them.

In the past, people have been saying Victoria University has a tendency of doing events on their own so we want to pull that though away by involving other universities in not only the beauty pageant but so many other activities.” Ms Magina explained.

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