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INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF UGANDA, URCS MOBILISES BLOOD TO SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF UGANDA, URCS MOBILISES BLOOD TO

SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES


The Indian association of Uganda in conjunction with the UGANDA RED CROSS SOCIETY, and the Uganda blood transfusion service recently carried out a bleeding session in Kampala where 80 units of blood were collected. The drive was conducted at Acacia mall in Kamwokya. During the session, URCS volunteers actively participated and shared with the Public the importance of donating blood. They also recruited more members and Volunteers, adding to the 35,000 URCS Volunteer base. 

Sharing his mind with the Public, Kishor Dattani, URCS Kampala West Branch Member who also doubles as an active Board Team Lead of the Indian Association in Uganda, said Blood mobilization is a Humanitarian cause that needs to be given priority. “We have organized this blood donation with Uganda Red Cross because the blood saves people’s lives and Red Cross is here for a Humanitarian cause. They save lives and that is very important for Humanity. The blood mobilized today will save many more lives and give people chance to live” Kishor added. This partnership for blood mobilization has been on-going for a great deal of time. 

The Indian Association of Uganda has been an active partner and faithfully mobilizes people each time there is a blood drive. Many other people from different parts of the Country too donate blood and URCS has embarked on more partnerships with different corporate bodies to ensure the Public understands the need for blood in hospitals. Today it is you, another day your relative or friend will need the blood. Go donate now! Blood donors are Heroes!

 Story by Joseph Sempijja – URCS Communications Intern

 

CSR activity by Indian Association : St. Peter's High School- Jinja

ST. PETER’S HIGH SCHOOL- JINJA

 

Location of the school:

-       It is located in Jinja Central on plot 83/87 Magwa Crescent Road.

The school’s motto is “Ever forward Backward Never.

School’s Mission statement: To train future leaders

Preamble

St. Peter’s High School was originally called Jinja Public Secondary School. It was founded in 1964 by the Indian Community in Jinja.

It was registered by ministry of education in the name of Jinja Public Secondary School in 22nd February 1965 as a mixed day school, but without boarding section

However in September 1990, its name was changed and came to be called St. Peter’s High School.

It is now a fully flagged Boarding, day and mixed secondary school under the ownership of the Indian Association Uganda with its Headquarters in Nakasero Kampala jointly managed by Indian Association branch Jinja.

It is now registered with the registration number – Pss/s/434 by the ministry of Education and Sports;

A UNEB centre number U0167

Current population is 725 students, boys and girls, day and night Scholars.

It is managed by the Board of Governors of the school which include :-

 

1.         K. Chacko Babu                                                     Chairman

2.         Mr. K. F Bomanji                                      Member

3.         Mr. Ravjbhi Patel                                      Member

4.         Mr. Kamlesh Maheshwari                           Member

5.         Mr. Maganbhai Patel                                 Member

6.         Mr. Dhiren Mehta                                     Member

7.         Mr. Okello Francis Ekaruboit                      Head teacher/Secretary

8.         Mr. Naren Mehta                                      Member

9.         Mr. Shalendra Kundra                               Member

10.      Mr. Kishorbhai Dattani.                              Member

More details of a School

In 2003 – 2007, students’ enrolment was around 127 while increased to its peak of 820 students in 2009 and current academic year, it is 725. 

 

Academics

The performance has been improved upon every academic year at both “O” level and “A” level which has seen many of our students joining Makerere University, Kyambogo University, K I U and many other tertiary institutions

Games & Sports Participation

The games and sport in St. Peter’s high School has had improvement year in and year out in that:

§  In 2013 the School managed to organize inter class competition to reach quarter finals in football competition at the district. The School still participated in athletics at the district and managed the (13) thirteenth position out of 26 schools which participated.

§  In 2014, the school participated in the football district competition and reached quarter finals. In athletics the school managed to participate at the district competition and emerged the 11th position out of the 23 schools which participated. The school sent the girls for Netball competition and emerged the 5th position out of the 16 schools.

§  In 2015 the school participated in the football completion at the district level and secured position 3.

§  Also participated in volley ball both boys and girls and managed position 6 and 4 for girls, Netball for girls and managed position 3 (three) and girls qualified for regional netball competition which took place in Namutumba district.

§  The school also participated in Rugby competition and managed to take a win.

§  In this year 2016, the school participated in football competition at the district level and it ended on group stages. The girl’s team was organized for football competition. The School also participated in athletics which took place at Bugembe stadium and managed to take six (6) participants for Nationals.

St Peter High School is poised for growth in all activities. We will add two more blocks for night Scholars. By 2020 the set goal is to have excellence in academics to provide better computer support and attain her performance in sports to achieve the School’s Motto and Mission  “Ever Forward Backward never & Training future leaders.

 

 

CSR activity by Indian Association : Hoima Public School. 2016

HOIMA PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Hoima Public Primary School was established many decades ago by our forefathers in Hoima Town. The school is located on the main Hoima-Kiboga-Busunju Road almost in the center of Hoima Town. As the name suggest, this is a UPE funded primary school and is considered to be one of the good UPE schools in that area.

 

After taking repossession of the school, the Indian Association Uganda has appointed its representatives on the School Management Committee. The following are the appointees:

 

1)   MR. MURTUZAALI DALAL – Trustee, Indian Association Uganda appointed as Chairperson of the School Management Committee

2)   MR. NAREN MEHTA – Trustee, Indian Association Uganda

3)   MR. DHARMESH PATEL – Trustee, Indian Association Uganda

4)   MR. HARBAM KHUNTI – Resident of Hoima appointed as Treasurer of the School Management Committee

5)   MR. HEMAL MODHWADIA – Resident of Hoima

 

In addition to the above the Head Teacher of the School Mr. Kiija Jackson Mpabaisi, one representative of the PTA of the school and one representative of the local council also form part of the management committee.

 

The school, in term 1 of 2016, had student strength of 1,155 consisting of 543 males and 612 females. These numbers are expected to increase in term 2.

 

There are 27 teaching staff and 4 support staff employed by the school.

 

The new management committee had its first management meeting on Saturday 9th April 2016 at the school wherein a proper handover was done by the outgoing management committee. Another meeting of the management committee was held on Saturday 23rd July 2016. It has been agreed that the management committee shall meet once every quarter.

 

The school, being UPE funded, receives a UPE grant of approximately Ugx 7.9 million annually which is spent as per the UPE guidelines for various instructional materials, co-curricular activities, management, administration (including teaching staff salaries) and contingencies.

 

For other expenses like salaries of support staff etc. the school collects Ugx 10,400 per student per term but the experience has been that only about 50% of the students pay this amount.

 

However the school is self-sufficient financially in respect to running cost but needs investment to upgrade its other teaching facilities including school buildings. Also the part of the land of the school has been compulsorily acquired by UNRA for road expansion for which the necessary follow up is being done by the management committee to secure compensation. This compensation, when received, will be used to develop additional facilities at the school.

 

An Indian origin alumnus of the school, Mr. Samsudin Abdulhusein, who has settled in UK, had visited Uganda and the school in April 2016 with his family. Mr. Abdulhusein decided to assist the school and transferred funds to the Indian Association Uganda with instructions to purchase various items that the school needs. The Indian Association purchased 2 computers, one printer, a public address system and educational material utilizing these funds and delivered these to the school in May 2016. There is a balance remaining which will to utilize for other needs of the school.

 

It is the intention of the Indian Association Uganda to ensure that the school develops into a high grade educational institution which would rank among the best UPE funded primary education schools in the country.

Report by: Murtuzaali Dalal – Chairman Board of Trustees & Chairperson, School Management Committee


Sponsorship for India Day 2012 Celebrations organized by Indian association Uganda

Indian Association is very active, doing community service and charity work for the poor and needy Ugandans. Indian Association has been involved in many charity projects including sending Ugandan children to India for heart surgery, supporting the Ugandan team to Commonwealth games, annual Blood Donation camps, supporting Jinja St Peter School, and Uganda children scholarship scheme among others.

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