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Goat Races Proceeds To Construct Sanitary Toilet

The Royal Ascot Goat Races is teaming up with the Ruparelia Foundation to undertake an Eco Brick CSR project to build sanitary toilets aimed at improving sanitation at the Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya.

“This year, we will be supporting Good Samaritan Primary School through the Ghetto Research Lab to construct a sanitary toilet in their endeavour to keep the environment clean and create employment opportunities,” they said in a statement.

The goat races will be happening on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Speke Resort in Munyonyo.

Ruparelia Foundation’s Rajiv Ruparelia, also the organisers of the event, said the goat races is a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long.

The goat races will entail eight races over the course of the day, with each race featuring eight 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.

Races go for anything between Shs6m and Shs10m while goats go for between Shs500, 000 and Shs1m. Already, Gold Star, Euroflex and Orient Bank have already acquired goats of their own.

Away from the goats racing, the event boasts a rich tradition as the most exuberant unofficial fashion showcase in Uganda, and the organisers expect no different this year.


Fitness Junkies Set To Benefit From These Discounts At The City Gym

It is always awesome to get a service at a lesser cost. It strengthens customer relations with the business.

And this is what The City Gym, a premier health and wellness facility in Kampala located at Kampala Boulevard building on Kampala road is doing.

The full-service health and wellness club has announced that daily customers are set to get discounts for using the gym.

Customers will now have to pay Shs15, 000 to access the gym on weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm instead of the usual Shs20, 000, an almost 25 percent discount.

“Did you know that on Weekdays from 10 am - 4 pm, we offer a discount of Shs15, 000 Daily Membership? We pride ourselves in making fitness convenient for you. Don’t miss out on our amazing Offers,” The City Gym posted on their social media pages.

In an interview recently, James Aketch, a trainer at the gym said physical exercise should come among the top priorities in everyone’s life.

“Research shows that having daily workout routine is good for you mentally and physically,” Aketch said at The City Gym, adding that regular exercising is one of the surest paths to a longer and healthier life.

“If you're serious about losing weight and getting in better shape, there's no better time to start than right now. The longer you put it off, the more excuses you'll come up with and the longer it will take you to see results.

“For example, aerobics relieves stress, reduces muscle tension, strain, and inflammation, sharpens attention and concentration, and calms and centres the nervous system.

On why anyone should choose The City Gym , Aketch says: “We’ve seen a lot of change in the fitness industry over the years, but our philosophy has remained the same: to offer the best equipment, range of classes, knowledgeable staff and professional advice in a welcoming environment, that helps keep our members motivated. Our conscience can’t rest until everyone in this city is fit and well.”

Nursing Student Wins Miss Victoria University

The faculty of Health Sciences produced the student who won the Miss Victoria University beauty contest which took place Saturday at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Achan Nhial Bol, a student of bachelor of nursing sciences, emerged victorious beating five other girls to replace Namuli Precious Priscilla, the outgoing Miss Victoria University.

Also, Robert Sekamanya, a student of Science in Oil and Gas, was crowned Mr Victoria University by the judges led by reigning Miss Uganda. Ssekamaanya beat off competition from three other male students.

Other notable awards of the night included Miss and Mr congeniality, popularity, creative and culture.

The event's sponsors included Speke Resort Munyonyo, Mpaka Records of Ykee Benda, International School of Modeling, Joram Model Management, Calabash Spa and Saloon, Yvonnetash, Awesome Beauty Parlour, and NBS TV.

CISSU Signs MOU With Kaliro’s Save Community Care Foundation

The Cancer Information & Support Society of Uganda (CISSU) and Save Community Care Foundation, a not for profit organization from Kaliro, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at extending cancer awareness and support interventions among the rural communities in Kaliro district, eastern Uganda.

The CISSU Board Chairperson, Susan Birungi Badagawa and the Save Community Care Foundation Executive Director, Godfrey Kiirya signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations at a special signing ceremony organized at the CISSU head offices in Kiwatule, Kampala.

The major thrust of the MOU is for the two organizations to work collaboratively to establish a network of village health teams focused on creating cancer awareness within their communities in Kaliro district.

The village health teams will be distributing cancer education materials and will also be trained as para-counselors to offer psycho-social support to terminally ill patients. Similarly, the MoU also aims at extending support to People Living with Aids, vulnerable children and the elderly in Kaliro.

Kiirya remarked that he was grateful to CISSU for agreeing to collaborate with his organization to stand with the rural communities.

“We thank you for accepting our request and giving us a chance to work with you. We have been undertaking a number of health activities in advocating for orphans and vulnerable children, people living with Aids, as well as skilling communities and we have been yearning to get into partnerships with organizations like CISSU to build on the relationships already established with the communities and the district leadership.” Said Kiirya.

While reacting, Susan Badagawa, thanked the Save Community Care Foundation management for agreeing to partner with CISSU.

“This is a calling which touches all of us. It is a cause where we have to help the people living in the countryside.  They lack information and we have to extend cancer awareness to them. Without partnerships, you cannot do much, but together we can achieve more. We have been having challenges that have limited our interventions to only urban centers but by the grace of God, we shall build on partnerships like these to reach the hard to reach areas. 

As CISSU, we shall do our best to fight cancer in the rural areas and gradually, we shall extend support in other areas to the communities. People need social skills as well, promoting positivity to the young people and how to improve on their livelihoods. We hope to work with SCCF  to achieve most of these.” Said Susan adagawa.

Uganda has one of the highest cancer burdens on the African continent. According to the Globocan report of 2018, Uganda recorded 32617 new cancer cases and 21829 deaths. The increasing cancer burden is due to several factors like population growth, ageing, and the changing prevalence of certain causes of cancer linked to social and economic development.

According to the 2018 CISSU needs assessment for the cancer information gap that was conducted in Uganda, it was discovered that Ugandans in rural areas received cancer information through radio. However the radio shows were aired during hours when they were busy in gardens or tired after work. The rural communities also preferred to access information through health workers within their communities or village health team but none of them was offering cancer information.

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