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First Lady Janet Museveni cuts cake with children, the presedient and other guests at Masulita Children's Village

First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni celebrates Birthday with Children at the UWESO – Masulita Children’s Village

In a heartwarming and memorable celebration, the Uganda First Lady, Mama Janet Kataaha Museveni, who also serves as the Minister of Education and Sports, chose to mark her birthday with the children of Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) – Masulita Children’s Village. This gesture reflected her deep gratitude for life and unwavering commitment to humanity.

As the Patron of UWESO, the event served not only as a celebration of her special day but also as a tribute to fellow founding members and UWESO staff and structures for their relentless passion and dedication towards improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. UWESO presented all founding members with accolades, recognizing their contributions to this noble cause.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of a prestigious award to the First Lady by Descent Africa. Led by Honorable Minister Joyce Ssebugwawo, the team bestowed upon her the title of the “Most Decent First Lady in Africa,” a fitting recognition of her grace and humility.

UWESO founding members pose with their accolades presented to them by UWESO

Among the guests was President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who expressed his deep appreciation for Maama and the founders of UWESO, applauding their efforts in supporting the NRM dream of free education at the UWESO level. He reiterated his promise of a larger maize mill, emphasizing the importance of producing animal feeds alongside posho for human consumption. The President also lauded the Masulita community for their unwavering support of UWESO and government programs.

Other partners also presented the First Lady with numerous gifts, many of which were intended to benefit the children under UWESO’s care. Tororo Cement committed to building a hospital and another maize mill, while Huawei donated ten computers. The business community contributed significant cash donations, with notable contributions of 100 million UGX each from Kirumira and Ham.

The First Lady shared the inspiring genesis of UWESO, recounting how it was founded as a way of giving back to God for reuniting her family after the 1986 war. She expressed immense fulfillment seeing her dream of UWESO’s continuity and acknowledged the efforts of the Liberation Generation, the UWESO Board, the CEO, and the staff.

The Chairperson of the Board conveyed her gratitude to the founders, the President, and the Board members for their guidance and support. The CEO, Ms. Jolly K. Kaguhangire, thanked the President, Maama Janet, partners, the board, and staff for their dedication to the children under UWESO’s care.

Several UWESO alumni were present, including Kobusingye Mary, who currently works with Movit Products. She acknowledged the significant role UWESO played in shaping her future, expressing her heartfelt appreciation for the support she received.

The event was organised by the UWESO staff led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in collaboration with UWESO partners at the Masulita Children’s Village in Wakiso District. UWESO extends her deepest appreciation to everyone who contributed to making this day unforgettable.

Agnes Tumuheire

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