The Vice President of the Republic of Uganda Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi commended the efforts the various organizations which are working to improve the education and moral standards of Uganda’s rural schools.
He made the remarks while presiding over Bright Heart Children celebrations in which Joy For Humanity, a Non-Governmental organization and her partner organizations were mapping a “Brighter Future: The Next 50 Years” initiative for Uganda at Kyazanga Modern Primary School in Lwengo District.
On 9th October 2012, Uganda celebrated 50 years of Independence and this Golden Jubilee celebration meant a lot to Uganda and indeed to the future ahead of Ugandans.
Joy For Humanity believes that 50 years of Independence should not only take the form of celebration but we also need to focus on the future of this country so that the lives of the Children, Youth and their Households get transformed through different developmental and mindset innovations like Education, Health, Income Generating Activities and Peace projects.
The Vice President hailed the members of Joy For Humanity for initiating the Brighter Future Initiative for the 50 years together with the Bright Heart Children programme which he said will go a long way in offering a holistic education to children basing on its virtues of Courage, Compassion, Truth, Justice, Freedom and Peace.
The instructors of Bright Hearts programme are led by Joseph Lukwago, a Graduate of Information Communication Technology, Ssekitoleko Richard a Graduate of Education in Industrial Arts, Nakakeeto Gorreth who is a Graduate with a Bachelors Degree of Education. Great Hearts Afire Foundation from Phoenix, Arizona in the USA, headed by Haydn Anthony, is the orchestrator of the Bright Hearts Programme
The Vice President noted that the programme which has been designed to change the heart and mind of primary schools children will go a long way in preparing young people to live more valuable and successful lives that will also see them contribute immensely to a more Peaceful World.
The programme which is being pioneered at Kyazanga Modern Day and Boarding School in Lwengo has also received a green light from the Ministry of Education and Sports.
The Vice President who also commissioned the Administration block of Kyazanga Modern Day and Boarding Primary School under completion also participated in a tree planting exercise in which he encouraged the people to massively engage in tree planting to avert the effects of climate change.
He also launched publications of Bright Hearts Study and Work Books together with the school and Bright Hearts theme music CD and Uganda next 50 years initiative
He asked parents and the people of Lwengo to support the education sector in the district by contributing generously to the different school projects aimed at boosting the children’s learning abilities.
Area Member of Parliament Abaud Kitata commended the efforts of Joy For Humanity for their great efforts in transforming the lives of young people in Lwengo and called on the people to support the programme which he said will go a long way in changing the minds of many young people.
Lwengo District LC5 Chairman George Mutabaazi called on parents to always pack lunch for their school going children. Mutabazi disclosed that Lwengo has passed a by-law in which every family is expected to plant a minimum of 200 cassava stems in a move to boost food security and warned that the district will take stringent action against households that will not adhere to the new by-law.
The Director of Joy For Humanity Uganda and Co-Director of Kyazanga Modern Primary school, Joseph Lukwago said that Bright Hearts are committed to lead with integrity of the heart and with skillful hands, promote Peace, Prosperity and Happiness for all individuals and make the world a better place to live in.
The ceremony was also attended by several local leaders, religious leaders, parents and other well-wishers.