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Bizzu graces Namirembe Hillside career guidance day

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bizzu1It was an afternoon of mixed feelings on Sunday 17th at Namirembe Hillside as a crowd of over 1,000 students gathered to listen to inspirational words that came from their role models Phiona Bizzu.

Miss Uganda 2012-13 Ms Phiona Bizzu attended the event in company of her first runner up Josephine Nabakooza, Ray signature and the Kaleke Kasome hit maker Maurice Hassa.
Among the speakers of the day was a lady who preferred unanimity who firmly disclosed her status sharing memorable and terrible experience she had. She was raped at the age of 10 and infected with HIV living with the virus for over 15 years now.
She said that despite it being a deadly and incurable disease, this has not stopped her from living towards her dreams and realizing most of them. When she realized that she was sick, she started on her ARVs periodically and this has made her even healthier that virus free people.
“How many of you can believe that I have HIV when you look at me “she asked. Everybody was left speechless and a moment of silence took over the vicinity as nobody could expect this. She was looking attractive to the eyes of many.
It was now a moment to steer up the moods of many that were slowly but steady going down as many got scared and tears could be seen forming and rolling down their cheeks especially soft hearted girls. Ray signature ascended amidst a silent congregation and sang some of his wonderful songs, kasenyanku and the latest with Mun G and there was a change in the mood of the students. Smiles grew on their faces, others stood up and shook their bodies followed by the 2013 “dance heaven” champion dancers chukka gospel outreach dancers. As if it was earlier on planned for a fluctuating mood to prevail, it was yet another tear filled experience as kaleke kasome star Maurice Hassa came to perform for the students. As a matter of fact, it took me by surprise too and I found myself almost dropping a tear. Oh gosh, his songs were so touching and sorrowful.
Students cried, Miss Uganda wiped her tears together with her runner up as they hid their faces when he sang kaleke kasome and another song that depicts of a girl who was raped and later on killed. It sounded more like a prayer. This however didn’t stop the stubborn students to chip in with their jokes and this was noticed with one Mulumba Jonathan, a student in form 5 who was asked what he would do when he found out he was HIV positive. From a crowd he came and rubbed everybody’s ribs saying he would buy a rope and end his ‘miserable life before it makes his adorable body miserable’.

This gave the confession lady a point to prove to the students that there is life after HIV. One can still go on and realize his dreams despite having HIV and she called upon those who could be sick to fight stigma and properly take their medication in order to live a good life.
Among other guest on this event were the CEO Kampala International Hospital and mayor Makindye division Dr. Ian Clarke and his wife who also canceled and encouraged students to focus on their studies first.

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Silver Dreams: A new women’s clothing store opens in Kampala

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The ever-vibrant Kampala Fashion scene continues to attract new players, with the latest entrant on the scene being Silver Dreams, a women’s fashion store.

The fashion store was officially opened on Friday evening at a cocktail event hosted at their premises on Cham Towers along Kampala road.

Speaking during the ceremony, Florence Silver, the store proprietor said that the store is on a mission to bring their customer’s fashion dreams to life, while also making the shopping experience more convenient for them.

“Our goal is to bring elegance closer to you at affordable prices,” she started. “Whether you want to stand out or want something specific for your special occasion, we can make it happen. Even if it is something you have seen online, we can get it for you.”

Located on the ground floor of the shopping complex, the store deals in women’s clothing, makeup and handbags. The store will also be taking special orders for customers who want any items delivered from the UK to Uganda.

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Swarm Summit and Tech Expo returns this year, slated for 22nd – 23rd November

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Hive Colab has partnered with ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) and will this years hold another edition of the Swarm summit. This year’s exhibition will be at UMA show ground between 22nd to 23rd Nov. 2019.

This year’s exhibition will be themed “Celebrating Uganda’s Digital Transformation”. The Swarm summit and Tech Expo is aimed at recognizing the different levels of development of Uganda’s digital landscape, showcasing the different entities working to create a harmonious tech ecosystem in the country.

“From its humble beginnings as the first tech hub almost 10 years ago, Hive Colab has supported the entrepreneurial spirit of Uganda’s in technology. Three years ago we launched the annual Swarm Summit to provide a stage where Uganda’s digital entrepreneurs could share their innovations and their stories,” said TMS Ruge; Co-founder and Director, Hive Colab. “This year, we’re thrilled to expand on that spirit with a partnership with ICTAU to launch this year’s Swarm Summit and Expo. We’re thrilled to provide a larger stage to showcase the technological innovations shaping Uganda’s digital economy,” he added.

The summit celebrates Uganda’s top business and technology minds building enterprises powering Uganda’s emerging digital economy.The Expo is open for the public to attend. To attend or exhibit register here www.swarm.ug

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Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa, a perfect one stop serene place for all your body care

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Not so many places around town will have you get all your body services at a one stop. Serenity Saloon and Spa is one of those places that will not need you place to place, the Kimathi based Saloon and Spa has services ranging from makeup, weaving, braids, dreadlocks, massage, pedicure & manicure, facial, body scrub, hair treatment, tattoos and physiotherapy services.

From those that have been at the place, the customer care is excellent and in a conducive and mind relaxing environment that has FREE WIFI. Because we have been there to experience the ambiance, the place is convenient for all classes of people including the working class because it opens through all 24 hours.

While is remains a classy saloon and Spa the charges are relatively friendly. Breeze Serenity Saloon and Spa is located at Kimathi Avenue, Pan African House, next to Kampala Casino.

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