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Students urged to join Rotary as Mbarara High School takes quiz shield

Mbarara High school interact club president receiving the shield from Balam Kasisi as Assistant Governor Apollo Ampumwize look on. (PHOTO/BOB AINE)

MBARARA – Students in secondary schools have been called upon to join the Rotary family if they want to shape and be nurtured into being good leaders in future.

The call was made during the annual school interact quiz that was held at St. Agnes Girls School in Bushenyi on Saturday, March 23. Organised by the Rotaract Club of Mbarara community, the event was attended by over 10 schools among which included Ntare School, Mbarara High, Bweranyangi Girls, Kashaka Girls School, St. Mary’s School Kyamuhunga and Plus Two High School.

Mr. Balam Kasisi (PHF) former president of Rotary Club of Mbarara (1989) challenged students that if they want to be future leaders of great importance, they should start through getting mentorship in the Rotary family.

The title of Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) is a recognition given to an individual who has donated over $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

Assistant governor(M) Apollo Ampumwize seated with the guest of honour Balam Kasisi enjoying the quiz. (PHOTO/BOB AINE)

“The grassroots for rotary family is the interact clubs in secondary school, then Rotaractors finally to Rotary, that’s the cycle and in all these stages discipline is a major cornerstone so as to have good citizens of material in our communities that will be future leaders. Therefore I implore you to join this cycle of rotary at this stage of secondary level,” said Mr. Kasisi.

Ms. Mary Scovia Nowembabazi, the headmistress of St. Agnes Girls School pointed out that a lot of efforts are needed by members of the Rotary family to explain to schools and other communities the relevance of joining Rotary.

At the end, Mbarara High School was the winner of the quiz shield against Ntare School which was the first runner’s up and last year’s winner.

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