Praise the Lord dear Reader,
Covid-19 seemed to shake us up but God taught us to refashion our lives. The move to digitalise business called for us to find ways of keeping in touch with different people, like the alumni and friends; that is the move that birthed this newsletter.
Counsel Nicholas Kihangire who graduated from the Honours College and Uganda Christian University in the year 2013, was the first African outside South Africa to practice law in an Asian country. This also made him the first Ugandan to practice law in China.
He is a registered foreign lawyer at Ng and Shum Solicitors and Notaries, Honk Kong; he is also a member of Honk Kong Law Society and Uganda Law Society.
His areas of specialization are Litigation, Arbitration, Cross Cultural Negotiations and International Business Transactions, and he is currently involved in advising several Chinese companies entering East Africa, particularly Uganda. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Uganda Christian University in 2013 and from Peking University, Shenzhen, in 2019, with a Masters Degree.
Honours College celebrates Mr. Kihangire and other scholars who have consistently become an inspiration.
This month we are happy to profile Juan Emmanuella Zamba. She is the outgoing President of Honours College and a future advocate of children and women.
On 22nd July 1998, Juan Emmanella Zamba was born to her parents in Old Kampala where her family lived at the time. She attended Sir Apollo Kaggwa Primary School, in Mengo, Naalya Secondary School in Namugongo, and Nabisunsa Girls School for her A Level. She joined Uganda Christian University thereafter.
On her 19th Birthday, Juan took what she calls a ‘life changing decision’ of accepting Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and saviour. The decision replaced a long battle she had had with low self-esteem, a feeling which slowly enveloped and gripped her for very many years.
This decision was influenced by her friends who she greatly admired. Juan had a circle of friends in her new A’ Level school who made her feel esteemed and loved by God; ‘I also admired their lifestyles.
The event was graced by the UCU Vice Chancellor, Aaron Mushengyezi, who was the Guest of Honour. Also present was Christa Oluka, the Director of Admissions and Students’ Records who represented the DVC Academics for the event. During the occasion, the College alumni showed and pledged support to the College.
Among the alumni present was Mr. Gilbert Nuwagira, Mr. Asiimwe Anthony, Mr. Bernard Mohlo. Mr. Patson Arinaitwe, Mr. Stephen Daniel, Mr. Peter Nasasira and Mr. Gahimbare Anaud were also able to send in their communication through online means.
A good example of one the successes is the first virtual workshop that was graced by the presence of Mrs. Patty Huston-Holm, an accomplished published writer, and instructor. During the online session, she taught scholars important tips of effective writing.
Ms. Ekeocha donated the books with an intention of inspiring the scholars to study and research more as they find lasting solutions to African problems while upholding Godly and African values.
Between sharing of ideas and exchanging of views, the various cabinet members were briefed about the various expectations that come alongside carrying the positions. Mr. Joshua Ngero, shared his experience about the college and how he had a different perception of college not until his mentor, Mr. Emmanuel Isabirye …
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