12 year Eve Ainebyona from Ineza Parents primary school in Kisoro hospital ward, Southern division, Kisoro Municipality has been recognized and awarded for her efforts during the Wildlife Essay Competitions for Primary Schools 2022.
The Primary Six pupil who came in third place walked away with a cash prize of three hundred and fifty thousand Ugandan shillings (350,000) for her two page handwritten Essay.
Aviv Shalom Tikva of Green Academy Kibuli and Ben Mesearch of Marine Base Army Primary School Entebbe who came in first and Second place earning themselves One million shillings and five hundred thousand shillings (500,000) respectively.
The competitions are part of the activities organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities to mark the UN World Wildlife Day.
Wildlife living around the world is celebrated on March 3rd every year.
This year’s theme was focused on saving Uganda’s Key living things in a healthy environment.
The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Tom Butime commended the young writers for participating in the competition and emerging as winners.
Hon. Butime says, if more young people can pay more attention to the environment, Uganda and the rest of the world will begin to recover from the negative effects of climate change.
Ainebyona, who is a member of the Wildlife Club at Ineza Parents School is also the head girl.
In her Essay, Ainebyona stresses the importance of people turning away from vices like Poaching of endangered species as well as Pollution from human activities that are making the world a difficult place for animals and plants to live in.
While speaking to Voice of Muhabura, Ainebyona says her success can be attributed to her parents, her teachers at School and the Wildlife Club Patron Bridget Muziranenge.
Ms. Muziranenge says Ainebyona’s success does not come as a surprise because she has always shown qualities of a good writer, a leader and someone who cares for others.
Beacon of Hope
The Wildlife clubs of Uganda coordinator in Kigezi Region Denis Agaba says more than 22 schools, both Primary and Secondary participated in this year’s competitions.
The other categories included fine art for Primary and Secondary as well as Best tertiary Institutions.
Agaba says Ineza Parents School is preparing young learners to take responsibility for nature and their environment which is encouraging.