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Buddo S. S Wins Inaugural Rotary Poetry Slam Competition

Buddo S. S are champions of the Rotary Poetry Slam competition.

The giant school was crowned champions at the inaugural competition held Saturday at Makerere University.

A total of 12 schools participated in the event.

Buddo S.S walked home with a plaque and Shs 1 million while the first runner-up, Lubiri S.S pocketed Shs 500, 000. The money, David Muyomba, one of the organizers said, will go towards funding of climate related activities in the schools.

Doreen Busingye, the President Rotary Club of Kyengera commended the organizers and pledged total support to the cause.

Busingye tasked participating schools to practice what they talked about during the poetry competition by ensuring that they manage wastes both at home and at school.

She also invited the schools to return next year for the event will be much bigger and much more fun.

”The prices will be bigger. Next year, we will also award individuals,” she said.

1st District Governor, Rotarian Ken Mugisha who graced the event lauded the Rotary Club of Kyengera, Rotaract Club of Kyengera and the Rotaract Club of Kyengera Town for putting together the poetry slam competition.

”Today, when i look at you, i see tree stars. I see people who are going to give hope to the generations to come. You have used poetry to make sure the world is going to be a better place to live in. The future is in your hands. As Rotarians, we call ourselves, dealers of hope. I am looking forward to working with your patrons, schools owners, because today, i am more excited than any of you is,” Rotarian Mugisha said said. ”I have a dream of having special trees given to each one of you. You are all going to be called tree stars. We are going to make Uganda green again.”

Rotarian Mugisha said that while the environment has been degraded, the unity realized on Saturday will create a ”lasting change in our communities…”

”We have come from diversity of gender, age and otherwise, but, we are purposeful in what brought us here.”

Rotarian Mugisha appealed to students and poets to think of starting Interact and Rotaract clubs in their schools given the selflessness exhibited by paying to participate in the poetry slam competition.

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