Makerere University Business School hosted the first ICT clubs Patrons meeting in the to discuss the UCC proposed curriculum and activity plan for the first 20 pilot schools. The workshop was an initiative of KAWA to brainstorm and come up with a clear roles and work plan for the implementation of the program.

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) mandated Kisubi Associated Writers’ Agency (KAWA) to implement a pilot project of launching ICT Clubs in selected Secondary Schools. Namely: St. Mary’s College, Rushoroza; Bishop Kivengere Girls, Kabale; Mbarara High, Mary Hill High School, Mbarara; Rwenkoba Secondary School, Ibanda; Masaka Secondary School; Kasanga Seed Secondary School, Kampala, Nabisunsa Girls, Bishops Secondary School, Mukono; Dabani Girls, Busia; Mbale High; Mbale Secondary School; Nero Rock High School, Kumi; Lira Town College; Gulu High, St. Joseph, Layibi; Arua Public, Arua Senior Secondary School, Nalinya Lwantale Girls and St. John SS, Nandale.

UCC-RCDF team pose for a group with students and club patrons at St. Joseph College Layibi, Gulu District.

The mandate charges KAWA with responsibility of coordinating the launch, arranging for a visit by an ICT Innovator, training of enrolled members of the clubs, delivering two tablets for each of the clubs and three months internet bundles for each tablet donated by UCC, supplying each club with 100 branded T-Shirts of UCC.

In planning out the launch, KAWA prepared a one-month program from 21st June to 18th July 2018 in which period each of the selected schools was visited by KAWA officials and the launches were carried out. Each school was allocated at least three hours for issuing out T-Shirts, making a presentation to sensitize the club members, give them opportunity to share their expectations and accomplishments in ICT, preside over a short handover ceremony of Samsung Tablets donated to the clubs, officially launch the project and do a video recording of feedback from some student participants.

 

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