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MUK lecturer to support girl education through art

By Emmanuel Luganda

Added 12th October 2016 09:32 AM

The exhibition will take place on October 28, at Emina Pasha Hotel and the money raised will be used to build a girl's hostel at Dr. Tumusiime's former school.

 MUK lecturer to support girl education through art

Dr. Amanda Tumusiine shows off some of the Art works for the art exhibition titled Another Place, Another Time during a press conference at Makerere University on 10th Oct 2016. Photo by Godfrey Kimono

The exhibition will take place on October 28, at Emina Pasha Hotel and the money raised will be used to build a girl's hostel at Dr. Tumusiime's former school.

Dr. Amanda Tumusiime, a senior lecturer in the department of visual communication, design and multimedia at Makerere University, is set to support education of girls through her career of art.

 Dr. Tumusiime who doubles as an activist pledged the support in a media briefing about her forthcoming  art exhibition titled 'Another place, Another time: Million Dollar Masterpieces from Uganda and America 2003-2016' which took place at Makerere Art gallery.

  Tumusiime who hails from Kaharo Village in Kabale district wants to use the art exhibition to put up a girl's hostel at Kaharo Secondary School to curb the rampant school girl dropout in the area.

  "Many girls drop out of school due to the temptations they meet on the way going back home, so when a hostel is put in place it will minimize the vice since majority will be residing at school," Dr. Tumusiime revealed.

 

  She added that students pass through trading centers where they are seduced by men who end up messing up their future.

  "Most students come from poor families which gives a chance to men who hoodwink girls with small money before impregnating and dumping them," She added.

  The exhibition will take place on October 28, at Emina Pasha Hotel and the money raised will be used to build a girl's hostel at Dr. Tumusiime's former school.

  One of her works in the exhibition which depicts the towering hills of Kabale will cost $1.2M (approximately sh4b).

  Accompanying this masterpiece are 25 paintings which she painted in 2015-2016 in USA, mainly representing American scenes and the fascinating four seasons.

  Dr. Tumusiime, a teacher, an artist and an activist holds a Degree in Industrial Fine Art from Makerere University which she got in 1997. She also holds a Master's Degree in Fine Art from Makerere University which she got in 2001.

 

  The 42year old who has two children holds MA (Arts) from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa . She holds three Post Doctorates from Rhodes University, UNC -Chapel Hill and Makerere University.

  She has done various solo art exhibitions like A million Dollar paintings in America at UNC-Chapel hill 2016, Impressions at Graharmstown at Rhodes University in 2014, women and environmental Alliances Franciase, 2012 and many other. She has also done joint exhibitions in and out of Uganda.  Dr. Tumusiime is also a Senior Lecturer at College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology.

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