Entertainment
Bobi Wine appointed parenting ambassador
Publish Date: Sep 29, 2013
Bobi Wine appointed parenting ambassador
Bobi Wine poses for a photo with his wife Barbie and their children Solmon Kampala and Namagembe Shalom on a Valentines Day. PHOTO/Ibrahim Ssegirinya.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

SUNDAY VISION

By Carol Kasujja

Ugandan musician Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine has been selected to work with Twaweza, a citizen-centred initiative to promote education.

Twaweza will work with producers of the Ghetto President Reality show, to promote the role of parents in improving learning outcomes for children and to raise awareness about what parents can do to follow up on capitation grant funds for Education, from the Government.

Speaking at a tour of the firebase studios this week, Rakesh Rajani, the head of Twaweza said artistes have a vital role to play in bringing about social change, particularly in expanding people’s consciousness and giving them a sense of their own power to improve learning.

“We are delighted to be able to work with Bobi Wine to promote citizen involvement in Education,” Rajani said.

Last year, Bobi Wine was recognised for demonstrating exceptional commitment to improving the lives and conditions of communities in slum areas.

Despite rising to fame, he is grounded in the experiences of ordinary Ugandans given his roots and upbringing in Kamwokya, a Kampala surburb. Bobi is also a key advocate of the role of Education in expanding people’s power and possibilities.

The partnership with Twaweza is aimed at inspiring Ugandans from all walks of life to drive forward their own development.

During the tour, Bobi said the partnership with Twaweza is a great opportunity for him to make a change in people’s lives.

“Education is what will ultimately change the course of our country and as an artiste and a father, I believe we can all make a difference in our children’s learning,” he said.

Bobi Wine will travel to slums both in Kampala and upcountry where he will speak out proactively on education issues.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
DJ Frank wanted for assaulting G-Snake
The police is hunting for a music promoter for allegedly assaulting a female musician, Sarah Namukwaya aka G-Snake after she declined to perform at a music show....
Chinese man shocks Bebe Cool with his own lyrics
A Chinese music fan surprised Gagamel singer Bebe Cool when he accurately repeated Luganda vocabularies when he challenged him to sing part of his song during a performance at the Sheraton Hotel....
B.B. King death probed as homicide after poison claim
Police in Las Vegas launch a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King, after his daughters reportedly accuse his aides of poisoning him....
Radio calls Jay-Z local and himself international at AFRIMA conference
Shortly after spitting vitriol directed at promoter Balaam during the Gudlyf concert, Radio alias Moses Ssekibogo of the Gudlyf Radio-Weasel duo fired at Ugandan musicians for being ignorant and having pointless greed during the All Africa Music Awards conference at Hotel Afric...
Mirinda takes over Miss Uganda 2015
The search for Miss Uganda 2015 was launched on Friday evening at Kampala Serena Hotel with Crown Beverages Limited under its Mirinda brand seemingly taking over the pageant as the main sponsors from last year''s Namunkekera Rural Industrial Centre (NRIC), an agricultural institute....
Rated Next Jinja auditions: 16 get nod for nationals
Hundreds might have showed up for the Coca-Cola Rated Next: Sing It auditions in Jinja, but only 16 made it to the national level....
Should medical students be subjected to pre-admission exams?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter