Arafat Egesa, the deputy premier in Obwene’ngo Bwabugwe says that the program aims at supporting the education of children who fail to proceed to the next level of education due to financial constraints amongst parents after they performed well in their final examinations.
The Bwabugwe cultural
institution has launched an education fund to support vulnerable children at higher levels of education. The institution
has secured over Shillings 15
million from well-wishers within and the diaspora to support the education of
vulnerable children who perform well in school but their parents cannot afford to take them to the
The institution has started by awarding scholarships to seven
-7 children who performed well in the 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE and pledged to support them up to the Advanced level
of education. The beneficiaries received the scholarship
during the launch of the education fund held at the cultural
leader’s home in Busumba village in the Dabani sub-county.
The institution also launched the Obwene’ngo Junior football
tournament for both
primary and secondary schools across the district to promote sports talent. Arafat Egesa, the Deputy Premier
of Bwabugwe cultural institution, says that the
program aims at supporting the education of children who fail to proceed to the
next level of education due to financial constraints amongst parents.
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Philip Wanyama Hasibante Nahama, the Bwabugwe cultural leader also known as Omwene’ngo
Wabugwe (King), says that
the program intends to fight against the
high school dropout rate
among children within the area of their jurisdiction.
He urged clan leaders in the institution to
sensitize parents who are still sitting with their children to take them back
to school despite the fact that some of them were affected by the COVID-19
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David Wanyama, Oliver Mujah, and Angapetise Erezi are some of the parents whose children received scholarships. They told URN that they have been
relieved from the burden of paying school fees. Oliver Mujah says
that she had
lost hope of taking his daughter
after scoring 7 aggregates in the 2020 PLE due to financial constraints.
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Gabriel Barasa Makanga, the Busia district senior
education officer, says that
the initiative by the cultural institution to award children scholarships is timely since school schools