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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.

Victoria University Second Graduation Ceremony Set

Victoria University will hold its second graduation ceremony on April 7th, 2017 at Kabira Country Club from 7am to 12:30pm, the Jinja Road based University announced in an official press statement. The university however didn’t say how many students will graduate.

The university explained that during the ceremony graduates including local and international students from the four faculties of Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Business and Management will be honoured.

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 dignitaries including ambassadors, Chief Executive Officers, top businessmen among others.

The day’s highlight shall include the launch of the Alumni association plus awarding of the top student. It will be presided over by the Chancellor Dr. Martin Aliker a distinguished speaker and trained surgeon.

Dr Aliker is a businessman, entrepreneur , community leader, a senior adviser to the President of Uganda and has served on a number of boards for nearly Forty Ugandan companies in different capacities. This year’s graduation theme is “Academic Victory for Social-Economic Transformation”.

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.

Ugandans Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Sheraton

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks (a young spring clover with 3 broad leafs).

Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of excessive alcohol consumption.

Sheraton Kampala Hotel last week on Friday celebrated this day with not only its Irish clients but with all its customers who love to experience the finer and different cultures. The night was all lit starting from Paradise restaurant where there was a special menu for the celebrations. The night was concluded in the Equator bar where there was over flowing Guinness.

Although the holiday is relatively new to the us, with a growing international community living in Uganda and not to mention the general trend of globalization we find ourselves also celebrating the occasion in support of the Irish community - it also presents us with a great opportunity to promote our restaurants and bars, partnering with Uganda breweries to offer great deals on beverages.

The celebrations were attended by both the international community and local community who enjoyed themselves to fine food, drink and amazing entertainment from Baxmba Band.

Sheraton Kampala's new Executive Chef, Mr. Vinz Karlsen wasted no time in capturing the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with a special menu dedicated to the occasion... with a generous amount of Guinness!

Victoria University To Host The Second Leavers Plug In

Victoria University is set to host senior four, senior six leavers and parents at the second edition of the “Leavers’ Plug-in. The leavers Plug-in is a program designed by Success Africa to thoroughly equip participants with ‘street-smart’ tools and skills to effectively transition from a student mindset to a creative, problem solving and value adding young adult, ready to step into the world with enthusiasm, hope and a clear purpose.

Ethan Musoloni, the the CEO of Success Africa and lead facilitator of the three day empowerment training, says the world is evolving and there is so much that a young adult needs to know in order to be well equipped to lead and excel. The training will address issues like public speaking, life planning and career options, business and etiquette, the art of networking and financial management.

The week long training starts Monday 30th to 3rd February 2017 from 8.30am to 1:00pm daily.  Musoloni who is the organizer and lead facilitator is a successful success coach, motivational speaker, Uganda’s leading human resource consultant, and author of many motivational books. He possesses a wealth of personal development experience which he has gathered over the years while consulting.

He is also a regular speaker at the Victoria University Career days. Feedback from students and parents that attended was phenomenal. He will  be joined by Samuel Bakutana a leadership consultant, inspirational speaker and personal development author.

Others are Eugenia Criss, an expert in transformational leadership, Lawrence Namale, a Life Coach, author and motivational speaker, Anita Katiti Zikusoka an expert in Human Resource Development and comedian Ken Kimuli known as PABLO.

Victoria University Kampala is one of Uganda’s newest universities accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE). Victoria University stands as an intersection between academic excellence and business, offering a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers. The University offers Degree courses, Diplomas and Short Courses, executive programs under Full-Time, Part time, Evening and Weekend program formats.

Victoria University is committed to the advancement of higher education in the E. African region by tailoring programmes to the needs of the Ugandan, regional and International Markets.  The University offers employment-oriented education and aims at conducting foundation programs, creating practical and critical thinking Ugandan Scholars.

Sheraton Hotel To Host Wine Dinner

It’s that time of the year with so many festivities, celebrations and places like bars, restaurants, hotels to mention but a few are getting busier as the year winds up.

Some cultures are truly not part of us and therefore we have simply adopted them to fit the trends since we live in a global village. For lovers of exquisite wine and fine dining, the place to be this Saturday 16th is Sheraton Seven seas restaurant.

Sheraton has organized an amazing array of wines and cuisines to give clients an experience of how to pair food with wines by its highly qualified chefs.

Wine is perfect with food when paired correctly and this weekend anyone can learn this. There will chefs and waiters to help customers achieve this at the Wine Dinner organized by Sheraton.

The sensational Solome Basuuta and other surprise artists will perform some of your favorite jams  as you sip on the wine and eat and chat to a fine dinner.

Dining together is good way of socializing and making new connections.It’s not always just food but also about the awesome conversation that develop from such moments and its encouraged to meet often and dine with other people.

While speaking to the PRO of Sheraton Ms. Jacqueline Nalubega, she said wines have always been part of their menu and food is their passion.

She continued to say that this Saturday theyhave collected the best wines and have meticulously prepared a dinner with a lot of new stuff to try on.

 “I encourage everyone to come and experience the best dining and wines this weekend at Seven seas restaurant. We shall have a band and the talented Solome Basuuta will also be performing to give you the best evening. The wine dinner is open to everyone so come and meet awesome people. She concluded.

Jumia Market Black Friday Returns

Jumia Market Uganda has announced the return of Black Friday this November, giving Ugandans access to more deals than ever before. The week long promotion kicks off on Monday 21st November leading up to Friday 25th November.

The promotion will offer exclusive deals and discounts of up to 70% across all product categories including electronics, appliances and fashion. Jumia Market, the leading online marketplace will offer Black Friday discounts for a 5 day period.

Last year, Jumia Market’s Black Friday broke records by attracting 17x more orders than on a normal day and 4x more traffic. Jumia Market Uganda’s Country Manager, Martin Srna says they aims to surpass customers’ expectations with exclusive deals this year.

“We understand that consumers in Uganda have faced a rough year economically. With customer satisfaction as our top priority, Black Friday will last 5 days to give even more people the opportunity to shop for discounts. With the support of our official Black Friday partners - MTN, NTV and Capital FM - we have planned a shopping event that our customers will love.”

Jumia Market advises consumers to research their favorite products in advance, and place them on their wish list to prepare for the discounts. For convenience, you can receive your order at your home or office - or at the pickup station in downtown Kampala.

Huawei Boosts MTN Kampala Marathon With Ush250m

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider has given 250,000,000 UGX towards the 2016 MTN Marathon’s cause to support the schools’ sustainable sanitation in Kampala. 

The 2016 MTN Kampala Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 20th November, with the aim of raising funds towards the construction of bio toilets with water harvesting facilities and environmental friendly bio gas technology. The bio toilets will reduce the cost of energy used in preparing meals for school children in Kampala. 

“This is our fifth time to give to this great cause and we shall continue to support efforts to improve access to sustainable sanitation for the urban poor school children in Kampala. We are therefore contributing 250,000,000 UGX to this year’s marathon,” says Mr. Stanley Chyn, Managing Director, Huawei Uganda. 

“In MTN’s business foot prints, Huawei Uganda was the first to partner with us and we are glad to work with it (Huawei) even in the future,” says Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Uganda. The ceremony took place at Huawei Uganda head offices at Rwenzori Towers on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. 

More than 150 Huawei staff have confirmed participation in the MTN Kampala Marathon 2016.

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