2016_HEP Annual Report 2015

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Read the Heritage Education Programme report for activities in 2015 by over 80 heritage clubs in Uganda supported by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda

6o% of Ugandans are below 24.

They are the caretakers of our

cultural heritage

The National Heritage Competition

Congratulations to the 14 winners of the 2015 National Heritage

Competition. 350 young people illustrated activities or objects that

are important to their local cultures. Prizes were awarded at Ndere

Cultural Centre in Kampala to 14 competitors. The three best pieces

were also auctioned, and the winners returned home with money,

from Ugx 455,000/= to 520,000/=!

CCFU thanks all partners including the Uganda National Museum,

the Uganda National Cultural Centre, the Straight Talk Foundation,

Ndere Cultural Centre, Community museums and schools for

making the competition possible.

Winners of the first three prizes (L-R): Muyinza Joshua, Sacred

Heart Kiteredde SS, Kyotera (1 st ) ; Ntale Ivan, Archbishop Kiwanuka

SS, Masaka (2 nd ) and Ampurira Roberta, Mt. St. Mary’s College,

Namagunga (3 rd ).

Welcome to the New Heritage Clubs!

The Heritage Education Programme started in 2011. More and

more young people are getting “back to their roots” and feel proud

of their cultures. 80 schools across the country now have heritage

clubs and more are being formed. We welcome new schools that

joined the HEP family in 2015:

• Archbishop Kiwanuka SS, Masaka

• Bishop Angelo Tarantino Memorial SS, Arua

• Bugungu SS, Buliisa

• Divine Mercy SS, Rakai

• Erusi SS, Nebbi

• Kamuronko SS, Kabale

• Mandela Comprehensive SS, Arua

• Masha Seed SS, Isingiro

• Mukitale Development Foundation SS, Buliisa

• St. Paul SS, Mbarara

Start or join a Heritage Club

Starting or joining a heritage club helps young people learn, love

and live their culture. Find a community museum in your area or

ask CCFU to guide you on how to start a heritage club. You will:

»» Gain understanding, self-confidence and pride in your cultural

identity

»» Appreciate other people’s cultures and live in harmony with

them

»» Gain and improve skills and talent to earn some income from

culture

»» Improve your academic performance in subjects like History,

Fine Art, Music, Religious Education, Languages, Literature,

Mathematics and others.

»» Make friends with students in other schools in your area and

across the country

»» Interact with other lovers of culture on facebook, twitter and

other social media platforms

»» Prepare for the new secondary schools curriculum

»» Be able to participate in the National Annual Heritage

Competition

»» Be visited and supported by CCFU with information materials

At Jinja SS, club members play Omweso

(traditional board game) to improve

their skills in Mathematics!

Performing the bul dance at Lotuke Seed SS, Abim

Heritage Education Programme

Get in touch with other Heritage club members on

Heritage Youth Connect - Uganda

2015: Heritage Clubs in Action!

“Our Heritage

Club members at

Kamuronko SS,

Kabale make crafts

and earn money!”

The Heritage Club of Kashari SS, Mbarara, visits Igongo Cultural

Centre

“By tracing your family

tree, you trace your roots

and stand strong.” Acheng

Kerine, Morulem Girls SS,

Abim

Club members of Kigulu College School,

Iganga, showcasing traditional herbal medicine

Heritage Club members from six schools in Kitgum learning how to

prepare a traditional Acholi meal at the Cultural Night organised by

the Museum of Acholi Art and Culture

“At St. Joseph SS Kyotera,

heads of ethnic groups in

the club make up the club

executive. Members come

from Uganda, Congo,

Rwanda and Tanzania.”

Ssemugabi Henry

“We have traditional

songs, drama; teaching on

traditional marriage and dressing

code. We aim at educating the

community around the school;

we are setting up a museum and

planning to visit cultural sites,”

Augutoko Kennedy,

Manibe Public SS

The Heritage Club of Nakigo

SS, Iganga, makes mats and

other crafts to earn income for

the club

Supported by

Tel: 0393 294 675

Email: ccfu@crossculturalfoundation.or.ug

Website: www.crossculturalfoundation.or.ug

Coming your way in 2016!

L e t ’ s P l a y !

Ranking Heritage Club Members

Starting in 2016, clubs will nominate members to be awarded

heritage badges. Carry out activities in the tool kit and get a

Heritage Badge!

Be a committed member of the

club; become a

Take time to learn about your

culture; become a

Remain true to yourself, protect

your culture and live peacefully

with people from other cultures;

become a

Share your culture with other

people; become a

Participate in the 2016 Heritage Competition,

by drawing or painting a traditional game or sport and

explaining how it is played and its cultural significance

to your local community. Submit your piece

to the patron by 26 August, 2016 and win lots of

Word Puzzle

Challenge: Identify twenty words related to culture

C R A F T S R V M W Z M

I H E R B E F Y I O I A

R N C H T W H N Q R E R

C L A N T G N I K S D R

U R U E N O C L X H E I

M H G K W Q M U T I G A

C U L T U R E D E P A G

I G U H Z X B T N F T E

S E U L A V A S O A I D

I N O I T I D A R T R I

O E G A U G N A L U E G

N O I G I L E R M N H M

Match the following cultural communities with the titles of

their cultural leaders

Iteso

Ankole

Buganda

Busoga

Bunyoro

Kooki

Bugisu

Alur

Rwenzururu

prizes!

Omusinga

Rwot

Omukuuka

Kamuswaga

Omugabe

Omukama

Kabaka

Kyabazinga

Emorimor

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