BUGOLOBI —Vivo Energy Uganda, has donated scholastic materials worth UGX 15m, to Kiswa Primary School in Bugolobi.
Kiswa is a government run school under Kampala Capital City Authority.
The donations which included Sanitary Towels, books, dust bins among others, are aimed at supporting those in need.
Speaking at the handover, Vivo Energy Managing Director Gilbert Assi, the company believes in empowering the future generation of leaders through giving them the opportunity to learn.
“I hope that the support made today will improve literacy , better grades and overall school performance,” he said adding that the company’s school Road Safety education program in the previous five years has trained pupils in over 120 and have turned ambassadors.
“This is one of the 12O schools we have been walking with in the last gives years and I’m glad to report that this has. Since strengthened our relationship,” he said.
Mr. Juliet Nambi Namuddu, Director of Education and Social Services at KCCA who doubled as the guest of honor remarked that at least one of ten Africans skip school or drop out entirely due to lack of menstrual products and proper access to sanitation as per the United Nations Children’s Fund report.
She further argued like – minded Organizations and companies to come and support the similar cause.
Mrs. Aisha Bagaya Ntege, the School Head Teacher noted that Kiswa has a total population of over 2,000 pupils from near and far communities that are less fortunate.
“Our school population consists of over 2000 children, drawn from the less fortunate communities near and far from our location. We try our best to manage the existing challenges such as limited learning resources, nutrition, absenteeism of female students due to poor management of menstruation and more. I am delighted that companies such as Vivo Energy Uganda have a heart for the communities around them and reach out to support education. We appreciate this gesture.”
She added that it is a sad reality that one out of 10 African girls skip school or drop out of school entirely due to lack of menstrual products and proper access to proper sanitation according to United Nations Children’s Fund.
However, she also noted that this hindrance to the education of female students is now a priority for the KCCA and for the Ministry of Education.
Vivo Energy Group Chairman John Daly and Non-Executive Director, Ms. Hixonia Nyasulu are currently in the country on a business familiarization tour of Vivo Energy Uganda.