Buganda Kingdom’s cultural workshop commonly known as ‘ekisakaate’ has been extended to university students.
Ekisakaate, which is aimed at helping the youth appreciate their cultural values, has been mainly a preserve of primary and secondary students.
But on Monday, the Queen of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda, launched ekisakaate for university students. The cultural workshop is meant to target youths in different universities.
Speaking at the launch of the workshop at Kampala University main campus in Kasanga, Gaba, Ms Nagginda advised the youths to appreciate their cultural values. This, she said, would help them be in touch with their African roots.
“The youths need to appreciate their cultural values since we are in era were western culture is almost erasing our true African cultural values,” she said.
The Vice Chancellor Kampala University, Prof. Badru Ddungu Katerega, applauded the Queen and Buganda Kingdom for upholding African culture and its values.
“I thank the queen for accepting to launch ekisaakaate kya Nnaabagereka. A great job needs to be done to shape the youth within the country and beyond and we are now looking at those above 18,” he said.
Dr. Nankidu Kavuma, the education advisor in the Nabagereka’s office, also noted that ekisaakate university edition looks to benefit the youth and prepare them to be good citizens.
The university cultural workshop will commence on the 8th of August, 2019 and will aim at nurturing university students.