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TORONTO | THE INAUGURAL DIASPORA EKISAAKAATE KYA NNABAGEREKA – TRACING YOUR ROOTS

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Posted August 13, 2014 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Buganda Kingdom ~ 2,817 views

     

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On behalf of the Her Royal Highness The Patron of Nnabagereka Development Foundation, Trustees, Governance Board, Board of Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka, Management, Staff and my own behalf, I am pleased to inform you that Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF) in conjunction with Bulungi Bwansi Canada and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Buganda Kingdom will be hosting our first ever Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka (EKN) Diaspora.

The Inaugural Diaspora Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka will be held in Toronto-Canada 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 29th August 2014 under the theme “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE: TRACING YOUR ROOTS? (GWE ANI: ZZUULA OBUVO BWO?). Attached herewith for your information is the information about Ekisaakaate, NDF Brochure, Announcement by Bulungibwansi Canada and other background materials.  Kindly circulate to your networks in the UK & Europe, USA, Canada & North America, South Africa, Asia and other Ugandan Diaspora Communities.

We are excited with this ground-breaking development and look forward to hosting many such Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka (EKN) Diaspora, in the future.

BACKGROUND.

‘Ekisaakaate’ is an enclosure, that was traditionally fenced a homestead of Kabaka’s (King of Buganda), Chiefs (Abaami ba Kabaka) and other high ranking personalities in society in Buganda, where good values, disciplines and cultures were developed. Inside the “Ekisaakaate” young Baganda children were taken for cultural grooming, leadership development, and acquisition of moral and other social skills, knowledge on cultural practice and values, as well as occupational skills.

Her Royal Highness the Nnabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda Kingdom in Uganda realized that there is a great need to salvage cultural values and beliefs and to restore a ‘holistic’ generation in our society, following the moral decadence in society. Through the Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF) that Envisions: ‘A Leading African Foundation Celebrating Positive Culture and Providing Development Solutions”, HRH The Nnabagereka developed a concept of the Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka (EKN) in the year 2007 as key flagship programme of NDF. Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka (EKN) is a youth camp organized by NDF to address one of NDF’s Strategic Objectives of Social Transformation through Obuntubulamu / Ubuntu. EKN has since become a household brand and international leading mentorship and leadership development programme.

The ‘Ekisaakaate’ program aims at nurturing young girls and boys into ‘holistic’ persons, social managers and leaders who appreciate and harmonize both traditional and modern values.

In detail, Ekisaakaate aims at:

  •  Adopting culture as a positive and important foundation for self-development
  •  Nurturing young girls and boys into holistic and versatile individuals
  •  Character formation and personality development
  • Appreciating, rather than shun cultural identity and tradition
  • Respecting the world’s diverse culture.

EKN Envisions: “A Foundation for A New Holistic Moral and Upright Generation”.
EKN Mission: “To Nurture a New and Complete Society by Educating People On The Basis
Of Our Motto”
Our Motto: “SEE, LEARN, and ACT

OUR JOURNEYS OF GROWTH: EVOLUTION OF EKISAAKAATE KYA NNABAGEREKA OVER THE YEARS

Ekisaakaate is a Household name that runs a series of programmes and camps that started on 10th January 2007 with the first ‘Ekisaakaate’ January (for the National Schools) held at St Agnes Catholic Girls Boarding Primary School, Naggalama followed by Mbogo Mixed Secondary School in 2008, Seeta High (Mbalala Campus) in 2009, Katikamu SDA S.S.S. in 2010, Gayaza Junior School in 2011 and St Mary’s Boarding Senior Secondary School, Kitende in 2012, Trinity College Nabbingo in 2013, Seeta High Green Campus in January 2014. It has thus run annually for eight consecutive years.

Her Royal Highness the Nnabagereka has also answered the numerous requests and pleas from parents and children at the Amasaza level, in international schools and the Diaspora, by organizing Ekisaakaate International Schools held in the July Summer Holidays. The first two Summer Holiday Camps were held at Vienna College Namugongo in 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2012, the Summer Holiday Camp was held at Kampala Ballet & Modern Dance School, Nakasero. The first Ekisaakaate Amasaza was held in Ssaza Busujju in December 2013.

TOPICAL STUDY AREAS AND ISSUES

The content of the program is based on the integration of cultural values and universally recognized values and rights. Study areas include: decorum and etiquette; discipline and responsible citizenship; leadership skills; wealth creation; health, fitness and nutrition; ethics and integrity; sexuality; spiritual growth; security and justice; culinary arts; language, arts and expression; housekeeping; traditional and contemporary dance, music and drama among others.

WHO WE TARGET

The Ekisaakaate hosts all children (boys and girls) aged 6 – 18 years, from various cultural and social backgrounds. Participants at Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka pay an attendance and registration fees.

SPREADING OUR WINGS TO THE DIASPORA

The Inaugural Diaspora Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka will be held in Toronto-Canada 22nd, 23rd,24th and 29th August 2014 under the theme “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? TRACING YOUR

ROOTS” (“GWE ANI? ZZUULA OBUVO BWO”).

Contact Us:

The Chief Executive Officer
Nnabagereka Development Foundation
3rd Floor, Radiant House, Plot 20 Kampala Road,
P.O.Box 33825 Kampala
Tel: +256 414 344 669 / Fax: +256 414 345 882
Email: info@nnabagereka.org Website: www.nnabagereka.org


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Ugandan Diaspora News Team

Ugandan Diaspora News Online is an independent, non political news portal primarily aimed at serving Ugandans who work and reside outside Uganda. Our aim is to be a one stop shop for everything Ugandan and the celebration of our Ugandan heritage.

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