The Uganda Women’s Association International (UWAI) Invites You All to The First Family Career Day In Waltham, MA – 14th Nov 2015

Posted October 24, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Events ~ 2,418 views


The Uganda Women’s Association International (UWAI) celebrating Womens Day with the Mayor of Waltham, Massachusetts. The city with the largest concentration of Ugandans in North America.  Photo courtesy of AD Studios.

The Uganda Women’s Association International (UWAI) celebrating Womens Day with the Mayor of Waltham, Massachusetts. The city with the largest concentration of Ugandans in North America. Photo courtesy of AD Studios.

The purpose of the First Parents and Students Career Day Workshop is to help parents and students better understand the educational system of the USA. Pressures are compounded for the first-generation or underserved parents and students. Without adequate guidance from individuals who have experienced the process themselves, and without a strong support network in school and in the Community, the obstacles to attain academic success in school from Pre-K-12th grade and understanding the College application process are many.

It is one of UWAI’s objectives to create awareness that educational opportunities are many in the USA and accessible to all students regardless of national origin, religion, gender, personal beliefs or any other barriers.   Central to purpose of the Workshop is the hope that parents and students will become more aware of the academic process.

It is UWAI’s belief that a strong educational foundation is crucial to each student’s success.  If children do not get a solid academic background from Kindergarten, they may not be successful in Elementary, Middle or High School.  To address this issue, we have invited representatives from Kumon, Princeton Review, Edward Jones, Local High Schools and Colleges or Universities in Massachusetts to present on how to prepare our youth for success in the formative years – Pre K to College or University.

We hope that no student will be limited in the College search process. Therefore, it is important to actively help students and families understand that their dreams of College need not be compromised by financial considerations, geographical barriers or other obstacles.   Each parent’s individual expertise and commitment are crucial to this effort.

The issue of drugs and alcohol among the Ugandan youth and the Community at large is an epidemic and it is affecting so many in a negative way.  Therefore, we have invited Dr. Josephine Ssenkungo, Director of Education and UAP for NM BON to address this topic.

It is our hope that this Parent/Student Career Workshop will serve as UWAI’s first step in providing the information and tools needed for parents and students to truly have the opportunity to make the most out of their elementary, middle, high school, College/University in the USA.

Date:   Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Venue:  The Boys and Girls Club of Waltham.  20 Exchange Street, Waltham, MA  02451

Time:   10:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Who should attend? 

  1. Parents with children from Kindergarten – Elementary School
  2. Parents and students in the Middle School (seventh and eighth grades)
  3. Parents and students in early high school (ninth–beginning of 11th grades)
  4. Parents and students in late high school (second half of 11th grade and 12th grade)
  5. Students in College and those thinking about College.
  6. All others interested in learning about the issues affecting our youth in the Community.
  7. Families and friends who have suffered from peer-pressure and are affected with drug/alcohol addiction issues.
  8. Families who want to learn about proper Nutrition and Health for their children


Breakfast– Refreshments and Snacks

  1. Welcome
  2. Opening Prayer

III.        Review of the Program

  1. Introduction of Presenters

Topics for Presentation:

The Mayor of Waltham, Ms. Jeannette McCarthy  will deliver the opening remarks at 10:30 am.  Other confirmed Presenters include:

  1. Multi Professional Consultants – Dr. Kisembo
  2. The Princeton Review Representatives –  How to pass the USA tests and be successful
  3. The Edward Jones Representatives –  College financial planning and how to get free money for education
  4. FAFSA/ASA Representatives –  Understanding  the application process for Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  5. Kumon –  How to develop critical thinking skills among children to achieve higher academic success from Kindergarten
  6. Berklee College of Music also will discuss  the New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College (NECBAC)
  7. Drug and Alcohol abuse and prevention – Dr. Josephine Ssenkungo
  8. Teen Challenge –  Restoring Lives-Fulfilling Dreams, a spiritual approach to combating addiction
  9. Good Nutrition – By Forever Salma

The Ugandan Community is encouraged to be on time at 10:00 am as the Program will start on time.  For more information, please contact:

  1. Ms.  Peace Seninde:  603-820-3552 – Workshop Committee Chairperson; Ms.  Dorothy Lubowa –  President UWAI:  781-521-3569; Ms. Salma Semakula – Vice President UWAI: 978-394-5468

Lunch – Break

  1. Question and Answer Session
  2. Handing out scholarship information and other pertinent information
  3. Assignment of Mentors (Middle School to High School)
  4. Certificates of completion of the Workshop
  5. Workshop Evaluation
  6. Closing remarks and Prayer

UWAI would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our Sponsors and Participants who will make this Program a success.


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