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The King’s College Budo Annual President’s Ball 2011 ~ Dubbed the ‘Assembly’

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Posted August 9, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Events ~ 4,389 views

     

By Ronnie Mayanja | Kampala, Dispatch ~ It was a night to re-live old memories at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel on Friday August 5th 2011, when the annual President’s ball organised by the Old Budonian Club was held under the theme ‘Consolidating Past Achievements’ and dubbed the ‘Assembly’.

As an old budonian myself but living in the US, I had never attended any of the past budo balls. And so I was elated to see some of my fellow classmates show up at ball wearing their full school uniforms. Perhaps what was even more interesting was seeing some of these headmasters and teachers who have hardly changed yet some of us in the audience were beginning to show signs of aging!

How could one forget those last assemblies when the headmaster would present the school action plans and name those students who would not be returning the following academic year either due to indiscipline or poor academic performance. But the one thing I still treasure is the value system, character and the leadership training the school imparted on many of us that has now formed part of who we are today.

This year’s celebrations focused largely on fundraising for the rehabilitation of the swimming pool at Kings College Budo[Nansove]. Other achievements included cash donations by overseas chapters specifically the UK Old Budonians club that raised 3000 pounds for the new Budo Junior School dinning hall and while another 5000 pounds was presented as contribution toward the King’s College Budo Library Furniture.

The chief guest during this year’s annual ball was former the Prime Minister of Uganda Prof. Apollo Nsibambi. Among the many attendees were past Budo Headmasters Busulwa, Ssemivule, Bakka-Male, the Old Budonian’s club President Mr. Edward Kato Ssekabanja, members of the Budo alumni and other friends of Budo that included old girls of Gayaza High school.

For the first time UNAA Times attended the colorful dinner that saw musical bands nurtured and bred in Budo provide all the live entertainment. Here are some of the key kodak moments from the colorful event. Gakyali Mabaga! [http://www.kcbudo.sc.ug/] and [http://budonian.com/]


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