SHACKOBA NEWS

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  • Andrew Paul Kiwanuka, alias Sean, son to SHACKOBA Executive Committee Member Raymond Sawula was laid to his final resting place in Birinzi Buddu, Masaka District. Sean, 21, succumbed to cancer after undergoing several cycles of chemotherapy locally within Uganda, India and Kenya where he passed on from AgaKhan University Hospital in Nairobi. While eulogizing the late, SHACKOBA President Apollo Kivumbi in his condolence message described Sean as a lovely and charming person, who had a bright future ahead of him, but he unfortunately passed on. At the burial in Masaka, SHACKOBA Head of delegation was Vice President JohnBosco Ddungu, who was joined by other old boys including Andrew Paul Kyambadde, Peter Kateregga, Emma Ssewankambo, Michael Kagugube, Administrator Peter Ateenyi, among many others. Raymond Sawula, father to the late, extended his appreciation to the entire SHACKOBA fraternity for the support that they rendered to him during the time when Sean was sick, all the way up to his final place. Rest In Peace Andrew Paul Kiwanuka "Sean".

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  • SHACK OB spearheads campaign for Free Cleft Surgery. From SHACK_04 Cohort, hails Dr. Nicholas Mugagga who has spearheaded a campaign to offer FREE Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate surgery. Dr. Mugagga, who is also Chairman of the SHACK100 Medical Committee has together with partners chosen to continue the campaign of nation building by providing the surgeries free. The Surgical camp will take place from 21st October to 24th October 2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital Wakiso, where he is the Medical Director. Dr. Mugagga, in an interview with SHACKOBA said this is not the first and hopefully not the last time he is lobbying to have the free surgical camp, which is aimed at providing medical care to the affected persons. He appreciated the partnership from all bodies and agencies that have always made this possible including Rev. Sr. Dr. Justina Najjuka & the Smile Train Ambassadors, Buganda Kindgom through the Kingdom Health Ministry, Rotary Club of Wakiso, St. Joseph's Hospital Wakiso, among many others. Since the start of the medical camps in 2020, over 250 people including babies and adults have been operated upon. Dr. Mugagga also serves as the Buganda Kingdom Health In-charge for Busiro County. He attended SHACK from 2001-2004 for his Ordinary Level. For more details about this, kindly contact 0759039795 or 0772411344.

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  • 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 Ateenyi

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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