Items filtered by date: Saturday, 12 December 2020

Why You Should Host Your End Of Year Party At Forest Cottages

Forest Cottages has announced that their customers can now host end of year parties at the hotel for free during this festive season. Paying for the venue is a cost that many events organizers find cumbersome.

“Are you looking for a place to relax this Christmas, look no further than Forest Cottages; with a variety of services ranging from exclusive & comfortable accommodation starting from Shs150, 000 per night, we are offering free venues for your end of year parties,” Forest Cottages said in a message. 

To host a party at Forest Cottages, guests get a welcome drink, access to a designated complimentary room for changing. This comes at the cost of Shs40, 000 per person. The hotel has also offered discounts on drinks, food and other services.

The hotel also has other plans for Christmas Day and the entire festive season. You can have a treat with your family and friends during this Christmas at a barbeque for only Shs50, 000 per person with a glass of champagne, live band at the pool and garden terrace of Forest Cottages.

You don’t have to cut the fun short in order the beat the COVID19 curfew, book for exclusive & comfortable accommodation. Stay at Forest Cottages for less than Shs150, 000 a night. Also, Forest Cottages has announced festive season special rates.

To stay in the standard single room (one person) one has to pay Shs190, 000 for half board and Shs150, 000 for bed and breakfast; standard double room (two people) Shs280, 000 for half board and Shs200, 000 for bed and breakfast; one bedroom cottage (two people) Shs330, 000 for half board and Shs250, 000 for bed and breakfast; two bedroom cottage (four people) Shs460, 000 for half board and Shs300, 000 for bed and breakfast and family cottage (five people) Shs550, 000 for bed and breakfast and Shs350, 000 for bed and breakfast.

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Happily End The Year With A Healthy Cocktail Party At Speke Hotel

Speke Hotel recently launched a Christmas promo dubbed 12 Days of Christmas in which it packaged different offers as a way of celebrating the festive season, Christmas and end of the year.

The promo commences on 14th December leading to Christmas day. In this period, potential customers can come through to explore contemporary facilities, excellent services and sheer luxury.

As part of the offers, Speke Hotel is offering a free venue to people who will choose to host their parties at the oldest hotel in Uganda’s capital Kampala. This can benefit people hosting staff retreats, end of year parties and cocktail parties.

On top of the free venue, the hotel is also offering discounts on drinks, food and other service offered at the hotel. And with these discounts, you can now host a cocktail party at Speke Hotel affordably.

The hotel management in their offer said each person attending the cocktail party will have to pay Shs35, 000 only. This means that you can cheaply host an end of year cocktail party at the cozy hotel located in the heart of Kampala.

Alternatively, it can be a night our family and friends.

For the end of year of party, it will cost each person Shs40, 000 for a buffet with one bottle of water or soda or Shs50, 000 per person for a buffet with one beer and one bottle of water or soda or Shs55, 000 per person for a buffet with one cocktail or two beers.

For staff retreat parties it will cost Shs35, 000 for buffet with one bottle of water or soda, Shs40, 000 for a buffet with one beer and one bottle of water or soda and Shs45, 000 for a buffet with one cocktail or two beers.

Speke Hotel, which has restaurants like Kyber Pass Restaurant, Rock Gardens, Pizzeria, Gentleman’s Lounge and Rock Bar, has put in place all necessities to combat coronavirus. This means that all SOPs are observed.

Other offers leading to Christmas day include the partyridge on 14th December which will be a night of jazz music, turtle doves on 16th December when you can order a main course and get a free dessert and fresh hens (mixed menu with chicken) on 16th December when you can pay for two and get three at Shs75, 000.

Gold rings will happen on 19th December when you can order one burger and get free onion rings, calling birds on 17th December when you can order muchomo platter and get one cocktail and on 21st December when you can order a pizza and get a free beer while it will be drummies drumming on Christmas day when chicken drummies will highlight the Christmas menu.

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EXTENDED: Kampala Parents Sets News Dates For 2021 Pupil's Interviews

While schools haven’t been full reopened by the government following their closure due to spread of coronavirus, schools and parents are preparing for the next academic year which normally starts late January.

Parents and school administrators are optimistic that the government will reopen the learning centre. Schools, with strict adherence to health guidelines and SOPs, partially reopened to teach and complete the syllabus for candidate classes.

In November, Kampala Parents School (KPS), one of the leading private primary schools in the country, started conducting interviews for pupils who want to join the school in the first term of the 2021 academic year.

And now the school has extended the offer to enable parents who missed last month to be able to register and enrol their children. The new dates which commenced on 5th December for P2 to P4 pupils run up to 28th December 2020.

On Saturday 12th December, KPS will conduct interviews for P1 class while on Tuesday 15, it will conduct interviews for P5 – P7 classes. Parents with pupils joining P1 who will have missed earlier dates will now be able to have children interviewed on Saturday 19th December. Saturday 28th December will be the date to interview Pre Primary learners.

Kampala Parents School has also announced that there will be no admission fees for term one of the 2021 academic year, however, pupils will undergo a mandatory interview process to test them.

Parents intending to enrol their children at the school have been advised to call the school and book to enable the school plan and adhere to the SOPs and health guidelines.

Kampala Parents mission, according to management, is to instil qualities of good leadership, sound moral judgment, self-discipline, a pluralistic outlook, and civic responsibility to distinguish each child as a responsible individual.

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PHOTOS: When KISU Gifted Hope For Katanga Kids Project

In the spirit of giving back to underprivileged members of the community, Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) on Thursday, 10th December, hosted a team from Hope For Katanga Kids Project to receive Christmas gifts donated by the school, students and parents under the KISU Shoebox Project.

Earlier in the week, KISU started receiving and packaging gifts in boxes ahead of the delivery to Hope For Katanga Kids Project, a local non-government organization that strives to provide basic necessities, education, and family empowerment to underprivileged kids in and around Katanga slum.

Among the gifts that were donated to the organization is food, soap, sanitary pads, Vaseline, clothes, toiletries and scholastic materials. “We successfully handed over the shoebox project gifts to the Hope for Katanga Kids Projects team who were so overwhelmed by the love & hard work our students poured into the activity,” KISU said in a statement.

Last year, KISU again extended their giving had to Hope For Katanga Kids Project with similar Christmas donations. Unlike this year where the event was restricted due to COVID19 pandemic, last year, kids from both institutions played and had meals together.

Hope for Katanga Kids Project aims to assist, empower and educate the underprivileged youth in Katanga Slum. Located in one of Kampala’s most prominent slums, Hope for Katanga Kids Project sets out to give kids an alternative to the risks of growing up in a slum.  

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