Rajiv and wife at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
The Government of Uganda has been urged to incorporate tourism course into Uganda’s education curriculum right from lower classes if the country is to improve its tourism potential locally.
The call was made by Rajiv Ruparelia, a Trustee of Ruparelia Foundation and Managing Director Ruparelia Group during the naming ceremony of rhino calf adopted by the Foundation at Rhino Fund Uganda sanctuary in Nakasongola district.
Rajiv said that there is a need for the next generation to learn and value the national parks and other protected national sites for the benefit of the country and the people of Uganda through earning livelihood.
He added that starting next year, Ruparelia Foundation will embark on networking Uganda’s tourism assets to the international community with the view of making the country a hotspot for tourism destination globally.
The businessman also revealed that the Foundation has been able to pay USD 5000 (Approx.18m) to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to acquire naming rights for the baby rhino it named after Rae Ruparelia.
Angie Genade, the Executive Director Rhino Fund Uganda said the fund is grateful for the Ruparelia foundation for partnering and naming the baby rhino.
Genade adds that she wants the partnership to grow and Ruparelia Foundation to become the ambassadors of the rhino program.