KAMPALA- Kampala Area Federation of Communities (KAFOC), a community-based organisation financed by Child Fund has entered into partnership with Daily Monitor’s Newspapers in Education (NiE) programme.
Speaking during the signing ceremony for the partnership, Mr Alex Asiimwe, the Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) managing director, said: “Monitor has over the years been the pioneer and continues aggressively to support Newspaper in Education which appeals to many organisations and Child Fund has been with us and because of the mutual benefits, they are enlarging to other areas. We encourage other corporate who believe in an enlightened population to get on board.”
The outgoing KAFOC chairperson, Mr Paul Mwanje, said the partnership is timely and will help to disseminate information.
“We do a lot of children-related activities like sanitation, HIV/Aids treatment, malaria control, offering scholastic materials to schools and organise teachers’ workshops but few people know about us. We are grateful that this partnership will increase publicity of our activities,” Mr Mwanje said.
The KAFOC programme officer, Mr Richard Baluku, said the partnership is a gateway to academic excellence in the 12 schools that they reach out to.
“This partnership will improve the reading and writing of our pupils in schools. Teachers have been relying on only texts books and a few who can afford Monitor but now accessible will be very easy,” he said.
MPL marketing manager Aaron Aguma said NiE offers a variety of information to young readers ranging from personal care, networking, financial management, safe living. He said it is the company’s responsibility to cultivate new readers.