The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga yesterday presided over the closing ceremony of Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka 2018. The Ekisaakaate which lasted for 2 weeks was held at St. Joseph of Nazareth High School, Kavule, in Mpigi District.
The youngsters, Basaakaate, are introduced to a skills development program, Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka (EKN), an initiative by the Nnabagereka Development Foundation. The program mentors them into becoming responsible citizens who will make an immense contribution to our country.
Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka (EKN), Gatonnya 2018 was held under the theme, “Obuntubulamu Starts With Me”.
Katikkiro Mayiga implored parents to spend time with their children, and teach them more about family values.
The Nabagereka of Buganda, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, initiated Ekisaakaate, a children’s holiday camp, in 2007.
The purpose of the camp is to nurture respect and appreciation for culture and heritage, which is especially important in today’s modern society. Children are trained in etiquette, craftsmanship, games, dance and home baking as part of Ganda culture.