Press Release on World Radio Day Celebrations

RADIO WEEK LEARNING CONFERENCE 
WORLD RADIO DAY 2018: Radio and Sports
 13th-15th February 2018, Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala, Republic of Uganda
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with Radio Week Learning Conference, DW Akademie, and with support by the Government of Sweden, are pleased to inform the general public and the media fraternity in particular, that Uganda will be joining the rest of the world to celebrate the World Radio Day 2018. World Radio Day is a global event that is marked on the 13th of February every year. Following a UNESCO proposal, it was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2012 to coincide with the anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Radio in 1946. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of radio and how it positively impacts on millions of lives every day. It is also a day to celebrate radio as a medium of communication, to improve international cooperation among broadcasters and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression. 
The theme for the 2018 edition of World Radio Day is Radio and Sports. It is a call on radio stations to showcase the beauty of sports in all of its diversity; to connect audiences to the cultural heritage of sports; to celebrate grassroots sport activities which anchor citizens in their communities; and to inspire stories that challenge gender stereotypes by covering in equal measure both men's and women's sporting events. In Uganda, different activities have been lined up to celebrate this day including broadcasting radio jingles to raise awareness of the day, as well as press conference at the Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala on the 13 February. World Radio Day 2018 will also coincide with the Radio Week Learning Conference, from 13 to 15 February 2018 where media stakeholders will gather at the Imperial Royal Hotel for three days including representatives from community radio stations in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
 The event will include several panel discussions and presentations on contemporary issues related to the medium of radio and challenges existing at the global, regional and national level. A series of international and local media/ radio experts and practitioners will participate. In addition to the Radio Week Learning Conference and the main World Radio Day event on 13 February, DW Akademie together with local partner organizations, will deliver various practical training sessions for radio practitioners over three days including sessions on participatory youth radio formats, digital safety, and amplifying local voices through community media. The event will conclude with Radio Industry Award given on 15 February.

Farmer Group Formation for Nakaseke Sub-County

NARO has trained 50 farmers from  six Parishes  which makes Nakaseke Sub-County in Nakaseke District. these farmers are Orage Maize Grower a new variety which is still under test by NARO.
During the workshop farmers learn how to Register their group, Make a constitution and they were urged always to comply to the rules and guidelines of the group.
The function was closed by the Vice Chairperson LCIII Mr. Tifu who also encouraged farmers to work hard and surprise NARO with much maize production in the Sub-County.

E-Readers changes the reading lifestyle of rural Children

Lisa( Intern) from Germany  training children 
 Nakaseke Community Library is  among the five (5) selected  Libraries in  Uganda to benefit from the E-Reader Project. So far  20 e-readers have been  received  to help the Library to reach out to marginalized Schools especially in far and hard to reach areas.

About 295 Children have acquired the basic skills in using the e-readers and they  use the e-reader  with little support . Children find them very interactive and enjoyable. The e-readers  contains beautiful African Stories  and subjects materials  like Mathematics, English , Science and Social Studies  and many other literature.

The Library has Trained  25 Teacher from  different Schools on how to utilize the e-readers to enhance their teaching skills. We have also worked out an Outreach Program to cover many schools among them they include;
Nakaseke parents School
Exodus P/S
Raymond from Exodus P/S  using the e-reader
Green Valley P/S
Kasagga P/S
Kiziba RC
Gods Hope P/S
Mifunya P/S
Real Light P/S
Nakigulube P/S

However, our target  this year is to reach out to 15 primary Schools.