Kisubi boy wins wildlife award
Posted Monday, March 4 2013 at 02:00
Allan Senono Kizito, walked home with a solar panel and other prizes after winning the 2013 Uganda Eco-School Environmental quiz. The St. Mary’s College Kisubi student beat 22 other contestants after scoring 16/20 marks in a hotly-contested quiz on wildlife, environment and waste management.
The challenge was organised by the Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre under the theme ‘Waste Management and best practices’, which aims at taking environmental conservation to schools.
“I read a lot of research from NEMA reports and manuals in our library, consulted the internet and our wildlife patron to get the knowledge that enabled me beat my contenders,” Senono said after receiving his award at the weekend.
Lyn Tikei of St. Joseph Girls’ School, Nsambya came second and walked away with a flat iron, Atlas and wildlife books while Andrew Ddembe of St Mary’s College Kisubi took the third position.
Senono said he hopes to take the knowledge to his fellow students at school and the community, with plans of consolidating a future conservation group strongly agitating for environment protection.
Mr David Musingo, the acting UWEC educational manager, said the challenge started with an Essay competition from where they selected 22 schools for the challenge.