Meeting the Kyambogo University

Once back in Wakiso after the camp in the village of Monde, WE AfriHug team started preparing the next seminar at Kyambogo University on the 30th and 31st of January.

In their last meeting with Mr. James Bulenzibuto, Director of the Office of International Relations and Mrs. Jannicke Døvre, Assistant of the International Relations Office, the team arranged the last details about the venue, time and plan of the meeting. It was scheduled to take place on 30th and 31st of January in the Conference Hall of the School of Management and Enterpreneurship.

The first day, the team had the chance to meet the Board of the University and Academic Staff to present the programme Erasmus+ and explain its function and the ways for the University to be involved.

Mrs. Jannicke Døvre introduced us and opened the session with a welcome speech. Afterwards, Nina Elvan Rønning – FK exchange staff, made a presentation about the International Relations Office. Right after WE AfriHug team presented the program, its activities and objectives.

The Training Seminar oficially started with the presentation of the programme Erasmus+. The team explained the way the University could be partner of European universities in order to submit proposals and get projects funded. Also they went into details about how to submit a good proposal, which should be the strength points and what to avoid. This programme offers opportunities not only to students but also to academic staff who can have the chance to have training staff weeks abroad in European Universities in order to learn different methods of teaching and conducting research.

Afterwards, a session about the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Doctorates and scholarships in both programmes took place. An intense session of Questions & Answers followed, where all the participants showed their interest.

Just 24 hours later, WE AfriHug team was already there, but this time to meet students and inform them directly of the possibilities that concern them. Once more the programme Erasmus+ was presented, and tips and advices were given, especially for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees. This time WE AfriHug team was welcomed by Edwin Kamalha, Country Representative for Uganda for the Erasmus Mundus Association. Edwin Kamalha is now afinishing his PHD with Erasmus Mundus and had the chance to share his experience with the audience. In this session of testimonials, Robert Stuart Oyesigye also participated , who is now a Lecturer in the departement of Special Needs Studies of Kyambogo University. His testimonial was precious as far as he is an Erasmus Mundus alumni in Special Needs and Inclusive Education too.