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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.

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.

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