Tooro Creates Education Fund

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According to Rubombora, a scholarship selection committee led by Beatrice Kiraso, the former Deputy Secretary General of the East African Community will be established to vet applicants for the fund.

The Tooro Elder's Forum has set up an Education Fund to cater for underprivileged children in the region. The fund was launched during the Tooro People's Conference in Fort Portal this week. 

 
This was one of the resolutions made during last year's conference. Monica Rubombora, the coordinator of Education Fund, says it will cater for best pupils from Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa and Bunyangabu districts, who can't afford joining secondary education. 


According to Rubombora, a scholarship selection committee led by Beatrice Kiraso, the former Deputy Secretary General of the East African Community will be established to vet applicants for the fund. 


Launching the Fund, Professor Edward Rugumayo, the chairperson of the Tooro Elder's Forum, said that Shillings 16 Million has so far been realized for the fund, which will become operational next year giving priority to girls. Rugumayo said money for the education fund will be contributed by well-wishers from Tooro. 




At the launch of the fund, more than Shillings 30 Million was realized in pledges. In 2012, Tooro Kingdom established an education fund which collapsed two years later due to mismanagement. 
 

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.