Emma Kooko, a senior six student at Masaba Secondary School offering BCM, says the idea of studying at home is unrealistic for children from disadvantaged homes.
He is among the lucky children living in the camp whose family has a TV set but he says what is taught on TV is not adequate enough to equip them with the necessary knowledge and that they don’t have an opportunity for feedback since the teachers are fast and don’t provide room for questions.
The ditches that were used to extract murram by road construction companies since 1998 have turned into man made lakes in the area. They are also breeding places for mosquitoes and a death trap for residents, especially children.
Wycliffe Mwambu, the President Kiwatule Rotary Club, says they decided to organise the free medical camp in the area after realizing that most of the residents cant afford medical services. According to Mwambu, the goal of the medical camp is to improve the lives of residents.
Dr Muhammed Mulongo, the Bulambuli District Health Officer says that they have received more than 500 new cases of cholera over the last two and half weeks. Of these four people have died, 180 have been discharged while 334 were by Tuesday evening still admitted.
Diana Nandawula, the Elgon Regional police commander identifies the deceased children as 7-yearâ€“old Sambrirus Masika, a primary one pupil of Bunabuje Primary school and his One and half year-old brother Umar Maruti.
Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting Ugandan women, according to the UN World Health Organization, which reports that every year, 3,577 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 2,464 die from the disease.