The Uganda women mathematics society has launched an appeal to the public for their efforts to raise 100M/= to construct a girls dormitory at Bukasa SSS Kalangala district.
The remarks have been made by the society public relations officer Nalule Rebecca Muhumuza shortly after the marathon that took place at Makerere University which was a well attended event and Victoria university Kampala sponsored the run
A cross section of students taking a lecture shortly after the run
The theme of the run was “show schools that maths is an everyday activity “ and attracted participants from all the public Universities among them Makerere, Kyambogo, Kabale, Busitema, Mbarara University of science and technology (MUST) among others.
Nalule commended the International science program of Sweden (ISP) for the support towards their search efforts to look for 100M/=.saying the society appreciates such gestures of good will.
“We are appealing to all well wishers to come out and support our cause to help build a dormitory at this school in Kalangala district after our research findings indicated that girls sit on boat for 4 hours everyday going to school while at same time unsure of returning home alive given the big risks on Lake waters,” noted Nalule.
The other schools that joined to support included, Nabisunsa girls,Nsambya girls, Kings college Budo,Cornerstone junior school Mukono and Budo junior Wakiso respectively.
The society bossDr.Betty Nanyonga said the intention of this year’s run was to help give hope to these girls and also tell the World thatgirls should be encouraged to take maths as a key subject at school because mathematicians are flexible people who can work in any field of society.
“We are looking at empowering the girl child to embrace maths as a good subject because most of them have not been sensitized to embrace the subject “ observed Dr.Nanyonga adding that government should also play its critical role of ensuring that girls in hard to reach districts are encouraged to take up both maths and basic sciences for a promising bright future.