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Budo Fest on this weekend

By Samuel Sanya

Added 27th April 2018 01:31 PM

The school was officially opened on March, 29, 1906 with 21 boys. It is one of the oldest schools in Africa. `

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Budonians at last year's BudoFest

The school was officially opened on March, 29, 1906 with 21 boys. It is one of the oldest schools in Africa. `

The annual Budo Fest, an event that unites Old Budonians such as Stanbic CEO Patrick Mweheire, Kampala city boss Jennifer Musisi, and Patrick Ayota, the deputy Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund is on this Saturday, April, 28.

The school was officially opened on March, 29, 1906 with 21 boys. It is one of the oldest schools in Africa. `

According to a statement from the organising committee, the festivities will kick off with an annual general meeting at 10:00am and then proceed with the fun-packed BudoFest at 2:00pm.

This year’s event that is slated for the Lugogo Cricket Oval promises to be even bigger because of the launch of the She-Budonian book. The book offers a better appreciation and understanding of Budo schools through the eyes of the ladies that attended the schools.

Christine Kasule Mulimba, the vice-president of the Old Budonians’ Club said in a statement that the book commemorates the 80 year co-education conception at the Budo schools.

 Musisi with younger Budonians

“The book is a testimonial piece comprising of compelling and inspirational stories told by the ladies that went to both Budo Junior School Kabinja and King’s College Budo,” Mulinda said.

“The girls at Budo succeeded in attaining academic excellence in the same way as their counterparts in mono-sex schools, but have also made an impact on society due to the special challenges which prepared them for a competing world by schooling alongside boys,” she added.

Speaking about the book, Jennifer Musisi, the Kampala Capital City Authourity (KCCA) executive director and Budo old girl said that the school laid a firm foundation for her life. She pointed out that she learnt lessons from the school that have seen her thrive as a wife, mother, investor and public servant.

She said that Budo offered her the opportunity and atmosphere to excel in many areas. “We learnt to be courteous, polite, sociable and cultured,” Musisi said.

 

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