The regional finals for Kampala for the National Spelling Bee took place on Saturday at KCCA’s home, City Hall, thanks to the organisers, Enjuba and sponsors DStv.
Four schools made it through to the finals to represent Kampala, and these are Daffodils Primary School, Victorious Primary School, City Parents School and Hillside Primary School – Naalya.
The four Kampala finalists will tussle it out alongside other regional finalists from Bunyoro Region, among them Masindi Barracks Primary School and Masindi Army Day Primary School.
Busoga Region will be represented by Narambayi Primary School and St. Patrick Kigulu Girls Primary School.
“After 3 months of intense teacher training, school competitions, regional competitions I am pleased we are nearing the conclusion of this very important project. We set out to make a difference in the education sector by enhancing literacy and comprehension among these children. This project has enlisted so much interest throughout the country and we can’t wait to see who will emerge victors at the national finals on 30th October 2016” said Aaron Kirunda, CEO of Enjuba.
Phoebe Nakabazzi, DStv Marketing Manager added: “We are so proud to be affiliated with the national spelling bee and enjuba in this important initiative. We are certain as DStv that not only through our educational channels but also through this partnership we are positively influencing the lives of our future leaders”.
The national finals will be held at Serena Hotel Kampala on October 30, 2016, when all regional finalists will converge to determine the National Spelling Bee champions.
The winners from the National Championship will go on to represent Uganda at the African Spelling Bee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2017.