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Hillside PS wins the National Spelling Bee

By Geoffrey Mutegeki - New Vision

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Hillside Primary School will emerged champions at the National Spelling Bee held at Kampala Serena Hotel on 30th October 2016. The top three Spellers will represent Uganda, in the African Spelling Bee Challenge that will take place in Addis Ababa, in July 2017.

The competition that attracted a number of schools from around the country was organized by enjuba in partnership with DStv.

Three winners of this competition from Hillside Primary School walked away with a full DStv Zapper decoder kit with one month free subscription.

According to Aaron Kirunda the enjuba CEO, the competition was aimed at enhancing literacy among children in schools. "We set out to make a difference in the education sector by enhancing literacy and comprehension among these children," Kirunda said.

The schools had three months of intense school competitions, teacher training and holding regional finals. "This project has enlisted so much interest throughout the country and we are so excited about the victors of the National Spelling Bee Competition," he said.

Phoebe Nakabazzi, the DStv marketing manager noted that DStv Uganda is proud to be affiliated with the initiative. "We are certain that we are positively impacting the lives of our future leaders not only through our educational channels but also through strong partnerships," Nakabazzi said.

Winners of the African Spelling Bee competition will get a scholarship to study an undergraduate degree at Monash South Africa.

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