By Vincentia Khakasa, Julius Mugaga/Umoja Standard.
Makerere, Kampala-Uganda: On Friday Makerere University Red Cross Chapter partnering with Afro-Arab Youth Council (AAYC) conducted an outreach program to neighboring community of Katanga and Wandegeya-slum areas of Capital Kampala.
Activities were commenced with cleaning around Makerere Police Station and briefing of the team from Makerere University and Afro-Arab Youth Council before heading to Katanga a ‘Ghetto’ where they cleaned around drainage channels and open grounds.
(All in green )Dr Abbas Agaba, Secretary General of Afro-Arab Youth Council and Dr. Nansozi K Muwanga,Patron of Makerere University Red Cross Chapter & Executive Director Julius Nyerere Leadership Center (JNLC) hand over some of the materials offered to the community. Photo by Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa.
The team also visited St. Rozalia Kindergarten and Junior School and Wandegeya Muslim Primary and Nursery School where they gave out scholastic materials like books, pens, pencils and sanitary pads.
On human health lines, the joint team equipped locals with sknowledge on sign and symptoms of Ebola disease and how they can prevent from it as the disease has claimed some lives in Uganda.
Dr. Nansozi Muwanga, who doubles as the Patron of Makerere University Red Cross Chapter and Executive Director Julius Nyerere Leadership Center (JNLC) stated that they have initiated the spirit of giving back because it is the only way the near by community can attach value to the presence of the mighty institution.
She stressed that as Makerere University and Julius Nyerere Leadership Center, giving back is one of the charitable works they are meant to offer to the surrounding community as they start another century of excellency.
She lauded Afro-Arab Youth Council for the partnership towards the cause meant to transform the community around mighty Makerere University.
While giving his remarks prior outreach activities the Secretary General of Afro-Arab Youth Council, Dr Abbas Agaba implored the youths to learn self employment as priority.
He added, they should also be drivers of regional and international integration.
He said leaders should ensure wide platform for the upcoming in developing world to reduce cases of youths leaving for Arab countries in search for better payment in other casual jobs.
PICTORIAL/All Photos by Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.