It was laughter, fun and heated debate at the recent celebration of the day of the African Child held at the CTF 2 Auditorium of Makerere University Main campus.
The Tomorrow’s African Child (TTAC), an affiliated student run NGO came together to give voice to issues African children face everyday. This ranges from violence, to potential kidnapping, hunger and the lack of shelter.
Many schools were invited, notably Gayaza High School, VCK SSS and many others. As ever, Gayaza girls swept most awards from ‘Best Debater’, to ‘Best Essays’ and ‘Best Poems’. Their combined oratory prowess and great skill in prose writing swooped the day. The best debaters were Nantongo Kirsten Tendo, Kageha Faith and Atamba Elizabeth, all from Gayaza High School.
The ‘Best Essay’ also came from Gayaza, with Nakibira Jonela Ethel taking that award and the second and third Best Essays from Trinity College Nabbingo by Vanessa Naiga and Adikini Racheal respectively. The ‘Best Poem’ titled ‘Pick Me Apart’, came from Kabera Angel, a student of Gayaza High School.
The Tomorrow’s African Child, (TTAC), is a youth-founded and community based organization focused on creating safe spaces for the the African Child. From fighting child violence, poverty and extension of scholastic materials to school children, TTAC is at the heart of ensuring a better livelihood for children in Uganda and beyond.
More than anything, the event was adequately sponsored by Centenary Rural Development Bank, Kamwe Forex Bureau, Ortus Africa Advocates and National Association of Social Workers.
Written by Amanda Biwoye aka the The_Natural_Bae