Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

Sudhir’s School Gets Beacon Scholarship Partnership

Kampala International School Kampala (KISU) recently announced it had secured partnership with the Beacon Scholarship offered by the Beacon Equity Trust an educational charity founded in 2009, in the UK. KISU is owned by businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, a Ugandan.

“We are delighted to confirm that we have finalized arrangements to partner with The Beacon Scholarship. Through this partnership we will be able to make the full KISU experience available to deserving scholars who might not otherwise have been able to afford a world-class international school education,” KISU said in a statement.

On their part, Beacon Equity Trust (BET) Trustees expressed their pleasure to ‘announce an expansion of the Beacon Programme into Uganda’ with the signing of Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) as a Partner Beacon School.

In a statement, Beacon Equity Trust (BET) Trustees revealed that KISU joins 12 other top secondary schools in the East African region (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) to offer The Beacon Scholarship for Schools.

“The intention of The Beacon Scholarship is to enable especially gifted children to obtain a high quality education at a Beacon School which their parents would otherwise be unable to afford, and which will eventually enable them to attain leadership positions in their home country.

‘The addition of this top school at secondary level in Uganda continues BET's strategy of building and broadening a vertical platform for developing future leaders. In addition to secondary schools, BET has partnerships to enable entry into five leading international universities via The Beacon Scholarship for University.

Kampala International School Kampala is currently recruiting students for this academic year. "Our mission is to try to guide and support you through the process of applying for places at our school for your child/children as smoothly and supportively as possible.

“We are accustomed to fielding queries from, and supporting, families from all over the world and with all kinds of different needs so please don’t hesitate to ask for any kind of help or information; we are pretty sure we will be able to help.” KISU said.

Five Unbeatable Valentine’s Day Dinner Deals

With just hours to the big day, it is not yet late for you to draft a life changing Valentine’s Day progie for your loved ones. Valentine’s Day is a time to extend your heart to the person you so much love.

Therefore it is only fair that the valentine day treat is intimate and personal. In this article we compile five intimate dinner dates scheduled in some of Kampala luxurious and iconic hotels and restaurants. These dinner dates exude class, romance and affection.

Love Cruise at Speke Resort

Speke Resort Munyonyo is organizing what they have called the Love Cruise on the Sundowner Love boat. Fall in love again this Valentine’s Day and complete your perfect evening with a 4-course menu at the most romantic 3 hours love cruise.

The offer comes with welcome champagne, a rose flower for the ladies, good ambiance and serenading romantic music for only Shs150, 000 per person.

Speke Resort & Conference, conveniently located only 12 km from the centre of Kampala Centre, offers you the ultimate in luxury accommodation and leisure facilities

For Bookings: +256752711850 / +256752711865


Classic Valentine At La Cabana

La Cabana Restaurant at Speke Apartments on Wampewo is offering the exotic touch and feel any couple needs without leaving the country. La Cabana Restaurant is a 200 cover multi-cuisine bar and restaurant serving Brazilian, Continental and Indian cuisines. And this Valentine Day, they have everything for everyone.

La Cabana Restaurant if offering what they have called Valentine classic at Shs180,000 – this includes; starter to share, bottle of wine, Brazilian churrasco (6cuts) and desert and Valentine Premium at Shs230,000 includes; starter to share, bottle of wine, Brazilian churrasco (8cuts), Special prawns and desert.

Cottage Love At Forest Cottages

You can book a romantic dinner table for two this Valentine Day at Forest Cottages at Shs90,000 and offer your lover a perfect treat. The offer comes with two complementary glasses of wine.

Forest Cottages, located just after Kabira Country Club, Opp Kenjoy Supermarket , Naguru Hill Bukoto, Kampala, are brilliantly designed luxury cottages set in a peaceful, African forest feature.At Forest Cottages, you feel the touch of nature in a comfortable surroundings.

Call 0752711746 to book a table

Cupid At Kabira Country Club

Kabira Country Club is looking beyond just the Valentine’s Day D-Day – stretching the celebrations of love through the week. You can win a date for two at the Friday Mongolian Night this Valentine's weekend.

To win, simply share a short story (with a picture) or video of how you and your loved one met using #CupidAtKabira hashtag on social media platforms. The raffle draw to select the lucky winners is 13th of Feb, 2018.

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.

Perfect Valentines Dinner At Dolphin Suites

Dolphin Suites have the perfect merriment for all lovers; a 3 course dinner for two at only Shs120, 000. Located only five minutes from the city centre, Dolphin Suites is a well-planned easily accessible hotel with an expansive array of facilities and services that will surely grant you an unforgettable, blissful stay.

Enjoy a quiet moment to yourself in the secure private grounds, relaxing by the pool or visiting our health club — complete with gym, sauna and steam room — before enjoying a delicious meal in the restaurant with fully stocked bar.

Reserve a table, call +256 752 711 277

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Victoria University Releases Anthem

First rising privately owned university, Victoria University (VU), recently launched an anthem at national theater in Kampala. The song which was composed by Diplock Segawa and VU students and performed by students of VU is aimed at boosting the University’s identity.

“The song communicates the values of VU and what it intends to offer to the education sector and region. The anthem also signifies growth of the university as it embraces students of from the region and diaspora,” Elvis Nimaro, Senior Marketing and Recruitment Specialist at Victoria University said.

He added that the anthem creates identity and communicates the values of the University to the market. “It signifies who we are besides our brand and logo.” He added.

Victoria University owned by Ruparelia Group continues to stamp its presence on the country’s education sphere by investing in facilities and human resource that are ensuring that students get quality education.

The University stands out as a pivot of academic excellence offering a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures job-ready, critical thinkers and pushes pedagogical boundaries.

“We are committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialized and employment-oriented education,’ Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, the VC said in a previous interview.

Kabira Country Club, ‘Little Forest’ In Kampala

For a hotel in a Kampala suburb, Kabira Country Club brings nature in your face and the feeling has never been any peaceful, pure, healthy and so natural. You get a sense of safety when you approach Kabira Country Club entrance manned by polite and smart security guards.

When you are past the entrance and cleared to enter the hotel premises you make your way to the parking lot which for motorists is a plus. Once you have packed your safely, you are ushered into the second security check point, just to make sure you are no danger to other people and yourself.

At this point, you start to feel the classy aura that has to come to define most of the Ruparelia Group of Companies hotels to which Kabira Country Club is a member. The hotel is home to several rare species of flora & fauna, many of which you can’t miss once you approach the main reception.

Kabira Country Club gets its name from bantu languages spoken by people in the eastern, central and western parts of Uganda. It means ‘little’ or ‘small’ forest. True to its name, the hotel vegetation is home to tropical birds, such as the African Grey Parrot and Blue Turncoats.

Kabira Country Club, set amongst a foray of palm trees in an idyllic suburb and less than a 15-minute drive from the hub of Kampala city, provides unrivalled luxury and is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, a holiday location, a memorable wedding setting and a business and conference centre.

Vismay Maniyar, the general manager of Kabira Country Club revealed that the classy hotel has a fully equipped gym, world class sporting and recreational facilities which cater for a wide range of fitness and wellness needs.

Also the hotel has two heated swimming pools, three squash courts, a sports field, four clay floodlit tennis court and floodlit basketball court and spa. This should make any adventurous traveler excited and loving life.

Kabira Country Club pays attention to detail when working on accommodation. Vismay Maniyar explained that accommodation designers have gone to great lengths to make sure that ‘all rooms and cottages have been premeditated to make your stay with us memorable.’

Accommodation at Kabira Country Club comes in form of one bedroom, two bedrooms, three-bedroom duplex penthouses. Room features include a study table, tea/coffee facilities, king size bed or twin beds, shower/bathtub, mini bar on request, babysitter on request, television with local and satellite channels, housekeeping, electronic safe, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and newspapers.

The hotel also boosts of a bakery where nothing is too big to bake, gym for people into health living, dining area for local and exotic meals and venues for meetings, weddings and conventions. The gym also holds regular zumba, yoga, sukuma, spinning aqua aerobics, bumpy rides, kick boxing, konna dance work out, konna cycling and pilates classes.

Vismay Maniyar revealed that Kabira Country Club has been able to stand out of the crowd because of team work amongst employees, managers and owners of the hotel Ruparelia Group under their chairman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia.

This, according to Vismay Maniyar, has enabled them to put in extra effort to make guests feel at home. “This is something we look forward to do and we want to keep on improving.” He said before calling on members of the public to com to Kabira Country Club and feel the experience firsthand.

“It is better to experience it than I to speak about it. All these, we are making sure that it reaches to the people of Uganda and tourists who come into the country.” He stated.

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