The club is currently focusing its efforts in four main thematic areas: supporting the girl child completes education, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition of children and mothers
By Caroline Ariba
ZONTA International, whose headquarters are in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, spread a branch here in Uganda. So last weekend, the Zonta Club of Kampala, (as it is called out here), marked a one year milestone with a thud.
The event which happened at the yard of the Toro Queen mother Best Kemigisha, in Buziga, a Kampala suburb had women's issues high on their agenda.
Instead of just celebrating, they decided to fundraise for the Zonta activities this year, whereof, Fistula was of grave importance.
"We have chosen fistula because we know that when dealing with Fistula, it goes beyond just healing, but also rehabilitation and re-integration of these mothers back to their lives before the condition," the day's MC, Joan Kabayambi said.
The club is currently focusing its efforts in four main thematic areas: supporting the girl child completes education, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition of children and mothers.
There to ensure the event, (though noble), was still fun, were the, Mulago cultural entertainers, a group of people that knew their way around the African percussion. They twisted their waists in jelly like movements to nearly every Ugandan cultural tune.
Song bird, Julian Kanyomozi was also present, but instead of singing her know tunes, she took to a new song; women are the saviours of the world. It was a song that told of the importance of women, who by the way are the ones that bear the burden of child birth which exposes them to fistula.
The Queen mother of Toro and the Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga were there too. Among other things Kadaga said: "let us unite and see to it that everyone everywhere is not let behind because of issues like fistula and HIV/AIDS," she said.
And the Queen spoke too; "Zonta is for all that believe in women and appreciate their role." What a fun event, for a good cause, indeed!
Zonta Club of Kampala marks one year