Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta (C), together with Makerere University officials led by the Chairperson Council, Mrs. Lorna Magara (6th L), and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (5th R), former and current Rotary District Governors during his visit to Makerere University on 15th September 2021.
The President, who arrived in Uganda on 13th September 2021, in company of the First Lady Rashi Mehta, has been touring various projects supported by Rotary in the Country. At Makerere, the President toured the Rotary Peace Centre before holding a meeting with the University officials. Launched in January 2020, the Makerere University Rotary Peace Centre runs a postgraduate diploma program in Peace-building and Conflict Transformation. The hands-on program entails coursework that addresses topics including human rights, governance, and the role of the media in conflict. Other studies focus on refugees and migration, as well as resource and identity-based conflicts. The President commended Makerere University for taking forward the programme aimed at advancing peace in Uganda and the entire African Continent.
Besides the Makerere University Rotary Peace Centre, the President visited a number of other Rotary projects including; the Empower Girls Initiative, the Rotary International-USAID WASH Strategic Partnership, the Maternal Health and Child Health Programme, the Rotary Centenary Bank Cancer Ward at Nsambya Hospital, and the Mengo Hospital Rotary Blood Bank, both major projects sponsored by Rotarians. He also attended the inauguration of the Board of Trustees of The Sam Owori Rotary VijanaPoa Village.