For many of the 20 students selected to represent PGSS at the Sarah Ntiro Award Ceremony March 29, 2011, the trip to Kampala was their first outside of Northern Uganda.
As part of a capital city tour, PGSS and CCF staff took the students to many of the major tourist sites in Kampala, including the shopping malls at Oasis and Garden City, the Parliamentary building and National Theater, and Lake Victoria. Among many “firsts,” the girls rode an escalator for the first time, walked down the aisles of their first supermarket, enjoyed their first boat ride within a fishing boat on Lake Victoria, and dipped their hands in a swimming pool.
The girls were graciously hosted by the Women MP of Agago District, Franca Akello, who opened her home to accommodate the students for the two day visit.
Many thanks are due to the Forum of African Women Educationalists Uganda and the Honorable Franca Akello for making the memorable trip possible.