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Date For Kampala Parents' School 2019 Intake Interviews Set

Intake for 2019 academic year at Kampala Parents’ School is ongoing and the famous primary school has said will conduct general interviews on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at the school premises in Kampala, Nakawa Division, Lugogo bypass.

The school said it admits children from the age of two and a half years (for pre- primary) through to twelve years for lower and upper primary classes, specifically stopping with primary six. Aspiring pupils must carry birth certificates and report cards from previuos schools.

The Principle of Kampala Parents’ School, Madam Daphne Kato has encouraged parents to invest in their children by taking them to Kampala Parents so that they can be nurtured and groomed in a suitable manner which has come to be associated with the school.

“The dividends will certainly give you a big smile at the end of the day. And the country as a whole shall benefit immensely from the human resource established,” she said adding that in building a wholesome all around child, compassion, love, integrity, cleanliness and discipline must be emphasized.

“We listen to each unique child needs and those who care for them, and use this information to personalize each child’s learning. We aspire to be an exceptional, inspiring and stimulating school,” she said.

Kampala parents’ school teaches a local curriculum at an international level. It has over 200 well trained teachers and over 150 non-teaching staff members with a pupil’s population of about 3000 persons. They have made the right investment to put in place state of the art facilities that have made it one of the best performing schools in the country.

"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.

“We believe, teachers are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. Teachers play an important role in the trajectory of learners throughout the formal schooling experience.

Teachers at Kampala Parents’ School are well facilitated to share their knowledge and skills providing pupils with many positive experiences that will help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for the world.

This has made the school be an academic hub of Uganda because of the balanced curriculum offered. The administration nurtures a child’s personal growth by providing a friendly and supportive environment. Discipline at Kampala Parents’ School is a vital element in grooming pupils.

East Africa Recognizes Sudhir Ruparelia Leadership Skills

Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia’s star continues to shine and his influence on the African continent continues to be felt despite being involved in a lengthy and unprecedented legal battle with Bank of Uganda following the closure of Crane Bank, a commercial bank he founded in 1995.

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, PML Daily, an online news publisher reported that the businessman whose investment interests range from insurance, real estate, entertainment, hotels, resorts, education and agriculture has been voted the East African leader of 2018.

His experience in business leadership has inspired many people in the East African region and beyond and for that matter the profilers of the East African Book of Records saw it fit to bestow him that honour.

An official ceremony to present the award will be organized towards the end of October and delegates from all the East African countries will read citations in Honor of Mr. Ruparelia.

The East African Book of Records said Dr. Ruparelia joins a number of other personalities including Presidents Museveni, Jakaya Kikwete, Uhuru Kenyatta, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia, who have received similar awards before.

Dr. Ruparelia has risen from a youthful Ugandan exiled in London driving taxi to one of the richest Africans. Hi businesses employee close to 10,000 people directly and indirectly. He is an inspiration to many aspiring entrepreneurs on the African continent.

La Cabana Brings Night In Brazil To Kampala

La Cabana Restaurant, a multi-cuisine bar and restaurant serving Brazilian, Continental and Indian cuisines will on 13, October 2018 from 6:30pm to 10pm host the much waited Night in Brazil gig.

The Brazilian restaurant located on Wampewo at Speke Apartments is Kampala’s premium and ritzy churrasco grill restaurant. At La Cabana, you sup on the culinary wonders of Brazilian Churrasco while you enjoy live music, dancers and sip on the official Brazilian cocktail.

The restaurant said Night in Brazil is slated to be one of a kind dining extravaganza to ever happen at Speke Apartments. This time the pool side will be busy with a live band performing.

Revelers who will attend Night in Brazil at La Cabana Restaurant will have a choice to for premium experience at Shs149,000 or the with classic experience at Shs99,000.

Revelers who will choose the premium experience will get a welcoming Caipirinha Cocktail, unlimited 9 cuts of meats until you give up, vegetarian soup cheesy bread rolls, over 10 unlimited varieties of salads with dressing, varieties of side dishes and grilled cinnamon pineapple as dessert.

While those who will choose classic experience will get a welcoming Caipirinha Cocktail, unlimited 9 cuts of meats until you give up, vegetarian soup with cheesy bread rolls, over 10 unlimited varieties of salads with dressing, varieties of side dishes and grilled cinnamon pineapple as dessert.

 

 

 

 

Hundreds Benefit From Free Surgical Camp In Hoima

By Busiinge George

Dr Joan Babalanda Wanyama, the head of department of surgery at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital says that since Monday they have received more than three hundred patients from the districts of Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kagadi, , Masindi, Buliisa and Kiryandongo Hundreds of patients are set to receive free surgery at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital.

The week-long surgical camp that started on Tuesday morning is organised by the Association of Surgeons of Uganda-ASOU. The camp will be carried out by thirty surgeons under ASOU.

The camp is targeting patients suffering from Hernia, Thyroids, Body swellings and general surgical elective operations among others.

Dr Joan Babalanda Wanyama, the Head of department of surgery at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital says that since Monday they have received more than three hundred patients from the districts of Bunyoro region which includes  Kiryandongo, Buliisa, Kagadi, Masindi, Kibaale and Kakumiro.

He says that the initiative is aimed at bringing surgical services nearer to the unprivileged people who lack funds.

Dr John Sekabira, the president ASOU, says that the surgical camp will be annual to ensure that patients with surgical complications are operated and treated at free costs.

He, however, says their activities are being constrained by lack of enough funds since the drugs needed to operate and treat the patients are too expensive.

James Kugonza  53, a resident of Kinuunda  Village in Kakumiro district says that he spent 5 years suffering from Hernia. He was on Tuesday morning operated by the team.

He wants the government to support the operations of the association because many people still have some complications like mine and they don’t money for the operation.

Hundreds of residents with different sorts of ailments have been flocking the medical camp since Sunday evening to benefit from the specialised medical services being offered by a team of surgeons under the association of surgeons of Uganda.

Earthfinds  visited the facility for the fisrt day  and found over 500 patients had by 5pm Monday arrived at the facility waiting to receive the medical services.

The Hoima Hospital regional hospital director Peter Mukobi says medics will offer both major and minor surgery to patients.

Dr. Denis Bitamazire, the camp chairman says the surgeons have now decided to offer the free services at Hoima RRH, Kyangwali Health Centre IV, Buliisa Health Centre IV and Kiryandongo district hospital.

He adds that the over 80 surgeons had planned to offer free services at all health centre IVs but this cannot be possible due to limited resources.

PHOTOS: Celebrations As Victoria University Holds 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Each passing year Victoria University is growing bigger and stronger ever since businessman Sudhir Ruparelia bought it from a UK based educational conglomerate. From running a single faculty, the University has since rolled three other faculties, expanding their curriculum scope.

And last Friday, Victoria University hosted graduating students, parents, the media and stakeholders in the education sector at its third graduation ceremoney which took place at Kabira Country Club ballroom.

Over 40 students graduated with degrees, diplomas and certificates. The theme of the graduation ceremony was ‘transformational Education in the 21st Century’. We bring all the days action in the photos below. 

 

University Kicks Off Semester With Freshers Ball

One of the oldest tradition for universities world over is throwing a freshers party to welcome new students and old students from the long holidays. It is a party that officially kicks off life at University and the academic year. 

And last Saturday at Kampala Parents’ School, students at Victoria University kicked off their academic journey at the Jinja Road based University with a sumptuous freshers ball organized by students and guild leadership. 

As expected of any social event organized for young people, Victoria University freshers ball was full of dance, karaoke, singing competitions, food and cake cutting. This was made complete by a series of performances by student entertainers from Congo and South Sudan.

As one of the top universities in Uganda, Victoria University stands out as a pivot of academic excellence in the heart of the city offering fresh and an intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers thus pushing the pedagogical boundaries.

The University offers a wide range of programmes that are tailor-made for the market. It fosters and encourages innovation and creativity through research under 4 faculties of Health Sciences, Business and Management, Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Victoria University To Hold Third Graduation

Victoria University in Kampala will hold its third graduation ceremony on Friday 7 September 2018 at Kabira Country Club from 8am to 12:30pm under the theme ‘transformational Education in the 21st Century’. The graduation will see the triumphant students receive degrees, diplomas and certificates in different professional fields.

“Victoria University would like to congratulate all of the 2018 graduates on making it to the finish line. We expect to see all our graduates in their finery for the ceremony,” a felicitous message from the University stated.

The University has four faculties - faculty of Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Business and Management. Each faculty has an assortment of degree, diploma and certificate courses.

At this occasion the graduates will receive their awards before the university council, University’s promoters, senate, parents, invited guests and staff of the university. The event will be attended by invited dignitaries including ambassadors, Chief Executive Officers, top businessmen among others.

As one of the top universities in Uganda, Victoria University stands out as a pivot of academic excellence in the heart of the city offering fresh and an intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers thus pushing the pedagogical boundaries.

The University offers a wide range of programmes that are tailor-made for the market. It fosters and encourages innovation and creativity through research under 4 faculties of Health Sciences, Business and Management, Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Rajiv Ruparelia Donates To PWDs At Skills Expo

Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing Director of Crane Management Services (CMS), a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, dug into his generous pockets and donated gifts worth millions to to People with Disabilities at the Skills and Talent Expo 2018.

The expo organised by Rena Community Development Association took placeon Thursday at Mengo Senior School, in Kampala. The event attracted participants from Kampala and Wakiso districts.

The expo according to Twaha Katende, the executive director of Rena Community Development, the expo which is held annually aims at finding a solution to the problems faced by PWDs. He said this year’s theme was to achieve self-reliance and better livelihoods.

In his speech, Rajiv Ruparelia, called upon the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to come up with capacity building programmes that can help the disabled acquire skills and meet their desirable goals in future.

“As Ruparelia group, we have been at the fore front of working closely with the disabled. That’s why in all our buildings, we have decided to set up some places where these people can work,” he said.

He said these facilities were accessible at Kampala Boulevard Building, Hardware City, Market Plaza and Kingdom Kampala.

Rajiv Ruparelia funded over 60% of the budget for this year’s PWDs annual expo also called upon the members to work together for the benefit of their association.  He also reminded them that disability is not inability.

What You Need To Know About Royal Ascot Goat Races

This Saturday, 25th August, all roads lead to Speke Resort Munyonyo for the return of the much acclaimed Royal Ascot Goat Races after a six year lull. The Royal Ascot Goat Races, which was last held in 2012, was the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar.

This year’s event, according to Sheen Ruparelia, one of the organizers, will bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities everyone can participate in. The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. Many Prizes will be won by revelers.

“Our focus is on the races and activities around that, but there will be hospitality tents available, a food court with up to 10 types of cuisines; a beer garden, cocktail and champagne bars, sport games, silent disco areas, and chill-out lounges,” she said.

First ever goat races

The Royal Ascot Goat Races, held at the Speke Resort on the shores of Lake Victoria, have been an annual Kampala tradition since 1993. During those years, Kampala’s A-listers have been living a life of luxury and merry as the goats raced until it went into a sabbatical in 2012.

This probably explains the excitement surrounding the social event’s return on Saturday.      

Big on fashion

The most iconic thing about the goat races is fashion. The goat races have always been about fashion and glamour. And this year, the event will be big on fashion without diverting from the main purpose of the races, Sheena Ruparelia said.

“This day is still going to be big on fashion. We have a competition for the best dressed individuals, best hats and couple. We look forward to seeing all those beautiful outfits.

A panel of judges will be walking around with lots of great prizes. We will also have the hospitality tents and activity tents with sports games, silent disco, chill out lounges and of course the kids area.” she added.

Networking

The Royal Ascot Goat Races is a place to network, make new friends and bump into those you have not seen in a long time. Since it is a corporate event, it is a place where you can land onto a life changing opportunity or deal.

Music, drinks and a good life

The Goat Races round this time have a few interesting additions such as the silent disco, chopper rides, helicopter flyovers and fire works. Expect action packed races, competitions with big prizes to be won, food and drink outlets and a wide variety of other entertainment for both adults and children including an aerobatic display, fireworks display & evening entertainment.

Goats actually race

Sheena Rupparelia during the launch of the foat races last month at Speke Apartments said that the goat races will stay true to itself - the actual goat races - with a lot of fun and engagement.

The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. You can bet on which goat will win a race and win cash and other prizes. 

Giving back to community

Over the years, a percentage of the proceeds from The Royal Ascot Goat Races has been distributed to benefit a section of the underprivileged community. And this year, continuing with their social responsibility tradition, The Royal Ascot Goat Races will once again give back to society, with Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme being this year’s beneficiaries, Naiya Rajiv, one of the organizers said.

Under the Totos Tag Rugby programme 250 children train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club every weekend. Toto’s Tag Rugby has been instrumental in rugby development in the country. Many of the national team players have gone through this programme.

Proceeds From Royal Ascot Goat Races To Benefit Tag Rugby

The Royal Ascot Goat Races, continuing with their social responsibility tradition, will once again give back to society, with Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme being this year’s beneficiaries, the organizers have confirmed.

Under the Totos Tag Rugby programme 250 children train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club every weekend. Toto’s Tag Rugby has been instrumental in rugby development in the country. Many of the national team players have gone through this programme.

The Royal Ascot Goat Races, which was last held in 2012, will be happening on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at its customary venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo. Tickets to the Goat Races will go for Shs50,000.

“The Goat Races were easily the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar for all the time they were held, so we wanted to bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities everyone can participate in,” said Sheena Ruparelia, the event coordinator, at the relaunch press conference last month.

“Our focus is on the races and activities around that, but there will be hospitality tents available, a food court with up to 10 types of cuisines; a beer garden, cocktail and champagne bars, sport games, silent disco areas, and chill-out lounges,” she added.

The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. Anyone can sponsor a race, or buy a goat to participate in a race. The proceeds generated from the races will then go to a selected charity.

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