By Prisca Adaeze Nenger
The Patriotism Students’ Forum of Kampala International University
(KIUPSA), a student lead organization whose goal is to empower the youth
with nation building capacity, is organizing a Week of Activities.
These activities, which is focused on giving back to the society,
through mobilization of funds to be used to purchase 500 solar panels,
to be distributed to struggling Health Centres in 6 districts within
Eastern Uganda. The activities have been scheduled for 1st – 4th November, 2018.
The climax of the event, which is the Mothers’ Run will be chaired by
His Excellency, the Honourable Vice President of the Republic of
Uganda, Edward Ssekandi as the Chief Guest of Honour, and The Right
Honourable Speaker of Parliament, Ms. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, as the
Chief Runner. Also gracing the occasion will be the Rwandan High
Commissioner in Uganda, His Excellency, Major General Frank Mugambagye,
amidst other notable personalities.
The Week’s activities include:
- 1st November, 2018 – Symposium
- 2nd November – Community Cleanups in hospitals and markets in Kampala.
- 2nd – 4th November, 2018 – Health Camp
- 3rd November, 2018 – Sports’ Activities
- 4th November, 2018 – Mothers’ Run
Earlier in September, the Students’ Forum had organized two ‘Car
Wash’ at the University’s parking lot, in a bid to mobilize funds to
cater for the big project, geared towards saving mothers’ lives in
Uganda, through the donation of 500 solar panels to be distributed to
struggling Health Centres in Namasindwa, Luuka, Namayingo, Buyende,
Bududa and Bugiri Districts, all within the Eastern Region.
According to the student body’s research, the lack of adequate access
to electricity has a negative impact on maternal mortality. This has
led the Forum to come up with this year’s project of donating at least
500 solar panels to health facilities, to ease the challenge of
electricity during delivery, thus being the driving force for the 2018
Mothers’ Run therefore has been slated to be an annual event
scheduled for November every year. In this vein, there will be
continuous mobilization of funds and other relevant resources from
January 2019 till November 2019, when the event proper will be held.
The Vice Chancellor Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo, the Deputy Vice
Chancellor Finance and Administration, Dr. Janice Kobusingye, together
with the Patriotic Students Forum through her Patrons Prof. Edward Bantu
and Dr. Kiiza Charles, who are both Principals in the College of
Humanities and Social Sciences, KIU, therefore use this medium to call
on the Ministries of Gender, Labour and Productivity as well as various
humanitarian organization such as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),
Community Based Organization (CBOs), the United Nations (UN), Red
Cross, Banks, Media, among others, to partner with the Patriotic
Students Forum in subsequent Mother’s Run to put smiles on the faces of
For more information, please contact:
- Sedi Amos (PRO) – +256702725366
- Basajjabalaba Ismail (Coordinator) +256752784577.