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Adolescents in musical battle against HIV/AIDS

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 25th July 2017 12:10 PM

The schools competed in items like original musical composition, poetry, dance and drama. The competition ran under the theme: Show the way! Re-engaging young people in HIV/AIDS Prevention through Music, Dance and Drama.

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A scene from the drama on HIV/AIDS. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

The schools competed in items like original musical composition, poetry, dance and drama. The competition ran under the theme: Show the way! Re-engaging young people in HIV/AIDS Prevention through Music, Dance and Drama.

The annual music, dance and drama competition organized by Reach Out Mbuya HIV/AIDS Initiative was concluded at the National Theatre on Saturday. The competition, which attracted six schools, was also graced by the state minister for primary education, Rosemary Sseninde, who represented the First Lady, Janet Museveni.

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The schools competed in items like original musical composition, poetry, dance and drama. The competition ran under the theme: Show the way! Re-engaging young people in HIV/AIDS Prevention through Music, Dance and Drama.

 tudents of uzira  do a poem on Students of Luzira SSS do a poem on HIV

 
The students put up captivating performances, which brought out clearly the messages of abstinence from sex before marriage and faithfulness in marriage. Through their presentations, the students also urged their parents to exercise responsible parenthood, to keep their children safe from HIV/AIDS.  They also urged HIV/AIDS infected persons to live positively as they also take their prescribed drugs. The students further urged government and the general public to take good care of the people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Luzira Secondary School emerged as the champion of this year’s competition. They were given sh1.5m on top of the trophy. Luzira SS was further recognized as the best in creative dance, drama and original musical work.

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Amka Classic School took second position and won sh1m. St Henry’s College, Namugongo took third position and went away with sh500,000.

The other participants were Kireka High School, Bweyogerere High School (Kitintale Campus) and, Mukono Comprehensive School (Bweyogerere), which was the best in poetry. East High SS, Ntinda, was acknowledged as the most disciplined school.

 he students enjoying the  festival The students enjoying the MDD festival

 
Hon Senninde thanked the students for spearheading the campaign against HIV/AIDS through the performing arts. She asked the students not to pay lip service to the messages that they had advanced, but to follow them scrupulously, in order to check the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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 tudents of ukono omprehensive chool weyogerere in a drama action Students of Mukono Comprehensive School Bweyogerere in a drama action

 

  scene from the play by the students A scene from the play by the students

 

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