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Welcome dear readers to this website, an oline platforms where you will be able to know about what is happening within the Old Boys Association. This year marks the second year of leadership of the Executive Committee of 2018/2020 since taking over leadership in March 2018.
I wish to thank the College Administration under the leadership of Rev. Bro. Augustine Mugabo for your leadership that has continued to blend good results at both O and A ‘Level. I applaud you for continuing to implement progressive policies in the administration of the college which have enabled us as old boys to be part of the general development of the school. We cannot take that for granted. I therefore wish to implore you to continue your stewardship in a manner that enables the excellence of our sons academically and in all aspects of life.
As you be aware, the projects that we steer as old boys are not only an expression of our love for our Alma Mater, they also label our sense of belonging to the SHACK Family. As SHACKOBA, we are committed to continue supporting the College that nurtured us as it heads towards the Commemorations of 100 years. The Centennial celebration of 100 years of SHACK is fast approaching and it’s the talk around town. We are surely excited to take part in one of the development projects at the College. I wish to inform the readers that SHACKOBA decided to spearhead the soliciting of funds to construct THE SHACK EDUCATION CENTRE. I want to take this opportunity to thank all individuals, parents, old boys, students, and well-wishers, who attended our fundraising dinner last November that saw us realise funds for this project to kick off. We are forever indebted and thank you for supporting the cause. Am pleased to inform you that the construction of the Education Center started in February 2019 and the pictures have been shared in this edition. I would like to appeal you to continue supporting the cause through your cohort leaders.
Dear fellow Old boys allow me inform you that the Old Boys Association also supports students through the SHACKOBA Scholarship Scheme. Until this year, the scheme was only open to students who have gone through the College. However, we decided to extend our olive branch to external students. This year the Association scouted and identified an external student who was taken on to benefit from this scheme and is currently in S5. To date, the scheme has over 15 beneficiaries and we hope to take on more as we close in the distance to 2022.
Let me take this opportunity to inform you that the Executive Committee has been going through a painstakingly engaging process of putting in place robust and implementable policies as well as building structures that will guarantee the sustainability and continuity of SHACKOBA. I would therefore wish to sincerely thank all the Cohort leaders who are our voice to the other members of the association, and friends of SHACK who tirelessly contribute towards these projects. We are indeed proud of you.
The SHACKOBA Brand has continued to grow as we continue to create bonds with other Alumni Associations and corporate entities. I’m thrilled to report that many new and improved initiatives are on the horizon to help connect and engage more alumni, students, and friends across the years and around the world
Let me conclude by thanking all of you for your support, and we look forward to the continued support and active involvement of the entire membership to carry out our activities in the coming years.
Apollo Kivumbi (ChE, CEPA, RFS & FAAFM)
PRESIDENT SHACKOBA, 2018/2020
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Francis and Ophelia ask for your prayers as they search for their second born Alvis Akampa who left home Saturday afternoon and hasn't returned since. They first thought he wasn't far from home until curfew time when they asked around all their not-far-away relations in Wakiso and surrounding areas. They decided to report to Police as they calmly pray that he is well, and all efforts are being done to locate his whereabouts. Alvis Akampa is a 16year old student at St. Henry's College KItovu currently in S3 Please, pray with us and share any leads in case you come across him. 0772377525/0776421883Read More
Following the suddden death of former SHACKOBA Chairman the Late Rtn. Eng. Aloysius Lubowa, who was also the Project Engineer for the SHACK Education Centre, members of the SHACKOBA Executive led by the President Rotarian Apollo Kivumbi have visited the site where the project construction was ongoing. The members were introduced to the new Project Manager, Mr. Collin Wamala who is also from HomeBuilders Limited. The Late Eng. Lubowa was a lead partner at Home Builders Limited and since his demise, HBL Management assigned the project to Mr. Collin Wamala to continue with the work that was being done. Speaking at the site visit, Mr. Wamala thanked SHACKOBA for continuing to trust them with the project despite the passing on of the former engineer. He gave a detailed report of the works that had so far been done, and also guided members at the site on the next phase of action. Mr. Wamala further stressed the need to expedite resumption of works to enable a significant portion of work to be done by June 2022, ahead of the SHACK Centennial Anniversary. The SHACK Education Centre will be unveiled as the Centennial Signature Project come July 2022, and its construction was spearheaded by the St. Henry's College Kitovu Old Boys. The UGX.3.5Billion Project has since then kicked off with works on the foundation almost done. SHACKOBA President Apollo Kivumbi rallied all old boys from across the spectrum to join hands to ensure that the project takes timely shape. This was going to be done under a campaign that they dubbed the SHACK1Billion Campaign that will see 5000 Old Boys each raise 200,000/- within a period of four months starting June-September 2021. Story By: Peter AteenyiRead More
Mengo based BBS Tereffayina has entered into a partnership with SHACKOBA ahead of the Centennial Celebrations in July 2022. This was unveiled during a courtesy visit to the BBS Chief Executive Officer Eng. Patrick Ssembajjo by SHACKOBA President Rotarian Apollo Kivumbi. President Kivumbi was accompanied by a member of the Executive Committee SSP Kayima Emilian, and Administrator Peter Ateenyi. Eng. Ssembajjo thanked the stewardship of the College under Bro. Augustine Mugabo for the tremendous development at the College in academics, sports, co-curricular activities as well as general infrastructural development. SHACKOBA President also took this opportunity to unveil the roadmap of activities that the College is going to hold ahead of the Centennial Anniversary, and requested for support from BBS Tereffayina in terms of publicity and media coverage. In his remarks, BBS C.E.O Eng. Ssembajjo pledged to support SHACKOBA in all its programs and appreciated the partnership that the Mengo and Kitovu had gotten into. Story By: Alfred Atumanya (Asst. Publicity Secretary, SHACKOBA)Read More
Under their umbrella body SHACKOBA, the St. Henry's College Kitovu Old Boys have launched a campaign that is aimed at raising UGX.1Billion to faciliate the construction of the SHACK Centennial Signature Project, which is the SHACK Eduaction Centre. The SHACK 1Billion Campaign was launched on Friday 28th May 2021 at Pope Poul Memorial Hotel in Kampala. Through their different cohorts, the gallant old boys of SHACK aim at raising over UGX 1Billion (One Billion Uganda shillings) targeting 5000 people contributing atleast UGX 200,000= with in four months before the celebrations of 100years of SHACK, scheduled for July 2022. Speaking at the launch Mr. Apollo Kivumbi, the President of the Association said they had organized and prepared to pass on the message early last year but because of the lockdown that was announced to control the spread of Covi19, it couldn't be possible and so they had to reschedule the campaign. He added that he was extremely happy to see representatives of the different cohorts attending and giving in time to se to it that Campaign is launched. He further explained that there is an online tally centre on the old boys website (www.shackoba.org) where people are able to the progress of the campaign on both cohort and individual basis, as far as the collections are concerned. He further stressed that all members who contribute towards the campaign shall be recognized on the Wall of Fame. President Apollo Kivumbi further informed members of the key objectives as to why SHACKOBA was formed in 1965 and among these were; letting the alumni acknowledge gratitude by giving back to the college, to foster close relationship among the alumni themselves, promoting a sense of belonging and Development. He also acknowledged the great work done by the current Headteacher Bro. Augustine Mugabo, Adding that they are proud of Kitovu not only by performance but also infrastructure. Not withstanding other contribution by Old Boys like; scholarships of 20 best and disadvantaged students, the construction of Clock tower and a 20m latrine among others. In his message the Deputy Headteacher Mr. Felix Busuulwa who represented the Headteacher thanked the committee for the idea, embracing college activities plus the ten year strategic plan. He informed members different activities that will keep mobilization to which stakeholders expected to take part like; Medical camps–giving back to the community, fundraising Dinners and Mass prayers. These will actualize UGX 3.5Billion meant for the project. The event was graced by different prominent old boys like Hon. John Byabagambi the Minister of Karamoja Affairs who was the Chief Guest, Rtd. Col. Canon Robert Ssekidde who deliverec a key note address to the guests, SSP Emilian Kayima, Dr. Bukenya Christopher from the NAADS Secretariate, Mr.Robert Ssebandeke, the Chairman of the SHACKOBA Cohort Council, among many others. The Chief Guest, Hon Byabagambi challenged all tye old boys on how they should save little money and give back to their mighty School that made them what they are. “If everyone can contribute three hundred thousand (UGX 300,000) with in three months, the building would be over” Byabagambi said. He added that people must show the will to appreciate efforts. Speaking with our reporter after the launch, the ex-minister applauded old boys for the great work they are doing because the school was largely destroyed in 1978 -79 and emphasized the need for more mobilization for the good cause from the OBS of St. Henry's some of whom are catechists, business people, politicians, priests wherever they are to have a heart of giving because these schools made them what they are and others also need to benefit from it. Hon Byabagambi pledged to go over the bar and contribute 5million, out of which he paid 2million. The former Uganda Police Spokesman SSP Emilian Kayima who is also an OB, giving his vote of thanks, said they are very proud of the college and therefore it's not a choice to mobilize UGX 1B adding that It is also the spirit of St. Henry's to contribute. He concluded by thanking everyone for mobilization. “Let's mobilize and contribute for what we are” Kayima said.Read More
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