On United Nations Day, 2017, celebrated on the streets of Kampala...
Grassroots Action to Achieve the UN's Global Goals
by Andrew Mukhwana, Headmaster, Summit View Primary School
The Mayor and Town Clerk of the Makindye Division also attended — as children sang songs and were given gifts. The first Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali officiated at the function on behalf of Government. At the end of the day, all the groups were invited to the Prime Minister's office [below right] for official remarks and a cup of tea.
About the Author: Andrew Mukhwana is currently Headteacher (Principal) at the Summit View Army Primary School, in the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) of Kampala, Uganda. In this role, he also serves widely in the national primary education networks of his nation. He represents his education colleagues at many international conferences and meetings, all related to improving education for Ugandan children, including collaboration with the Ontario Principals’ Council in Toronto. He is CEO for the national Uganda Chapter of Moral Re-Armament / Initiatives of Change, also serving, in this capacity, as Co-Chair of the distinguished International Muslim & Christian Teachers Dialogue in 2011, convened at the International Initiatives of Change Headquarters in Caux, Switzerland, where educators from the UK, Middle East, USA, Nigeria and Egypt participated. As one of the Co-Founders of ‘NIGH Uganda,’ Mr. Mukhwana works to the development of educational and related teacher-training programs — for Uganda and all of Africa. He also is a valued collaborator with the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health — joining a growing number of NIGH affiliates who are focused on advocating to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals worldwide — including Andrew's wife — Jeniffer Mukhwana — a teacher and lay-midwife — featured here >>
Photo Credits: The boy in a yellow shirt — planting a tree (above right) — is from GoOverseas.com. All other photos courtesy of Andrew Mukhwana, Headteacher of the Munyonyo Primary School, in the Kampala Capital City Authority. Graphic Credits: Above left, the UN SDGs Colour Wheel and each of the 17 UN SDG logos are posted here using the official UN SDG Logo Guidelines.