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MAK-MCF Scholars visit Salaam School of the blind and Kibale CU

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On 9th November 2019 Mastercard Foundation Scholars at Makerere University visited Salaam School of the Blind in Mukono District and Kibale Primary School in Mityana District, for an outreach aimed at giving back to the communities.

Organized by the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Association under the theme; Enhancing Collective efforts towards sustainable development of underprivileged communities while conserving the environment, scholar together with their administrators planted over 100 fruit trees and erected a fence around Salaam School of the blind. They also offered free career guidance services to pupils before serving them a special meal.

Scholars posing for a photo with pupils of Salaam School of the blind .

The Founder and Head teacher of the school, Mr. Francis Kinubi commended Mastercard Foundation Scholars for their kindness and generosity. According to Mr. Kinubi, the words of encouragement from the scholars instilled hope among his pupils to become important people in society.

"All around our school has been walkways. We used to have a very big banana plantation but thieves have been stealing our food and children’s property. After this fence which you have helped to put around the School, we will now have one entrance and exit and a gatekeeper to know who is coming in or getting out," he said.

Scholars planting a tree at Salaam School of the Blind.

At Kibale Primary School in Mityana district, scholars donated construction materials, which the school administration used to put up two-roomed houses for teachers. They also planted over two hundred trees and donated an assortment of scholastic materials.

“I wish everyone had a heart of giving back to the disadvantaged people and communities, this country would be very far in terms of development,” said Mr. Michael Kalyesubula, the Head Teacher of Kibale Primary School.

Scholars engaging pupils of Kibale Primary School.

One of the cherished values of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is to ‘give back’ to communities. Scholars at Makerere University have over time, mastered the art and understood the value of giving back to their communities. Every year, either as individuals or in groups, scholars engage in activities that are geared towards bring positive change in community. Among these include, capacity building, resource mobilization and community engagements.

Article written by Ndyabawe Myers, Year 4, Journalism & Communication Student
Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University.

 

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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