Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni, Uganda’s First Lady and also Minister of Education and Sports has underscored the importance of ensuring that children do not go hungry as it directly impacts on their classroom performance.
The first lady made these remarks while officiating at the handover of a new four classroom block to Nyakika Primary School in Ruhaama district by Hima Cement Ltd on Monday, March 13, 2017.
“This is my call to you as parents, even with good classrooms, if your children come to school hungry, they will not be fruitful. This should be a basic provision for your children, let’s be partners for the development of our children,” Mrs. Museveni reiterated advised.
She also expressed her gratitude to Hima Cement for their contribution to the economy and to the social fabric of the country through social investments like schools and health programs.
Daniel Petterson, the Country CEO of Hima Cement in his address said, “Hima Cement is honored to make this contribution to the community in Nyakika. By giving back to the communities through corporate social investment, we believe we are able to help build a brighter future for all Ugandans. Education is the centrepiece of any empowerment initiative and these children are the country’s next generation of scientists, engineers, teachers and leaders in all spheres of life, with the potential of making a valuable contribution to society.”
Adding, “Through our Green Schools Project, Hima has constructed over 30 classroom blocks such as this; we also construct sanitary facilities for students, water tanks for safe water collection and give tree seedlings to educate students on environment protection.”