Gulu University Signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uganda Women’s Writers Association (Femrite) on Promoting Creative Art in the Upcoming Poetry Poster Project Targeting University StudentsWensi MUJUNANTE
Gulu University has entered into an agreement with the Uganda Women’s Writers Association (Femrite) to promote creative art among students of Gulu University in their upcoming Poetry Poster Project targeting University students.
Prof. Openjuru L. George on the 19th of September 2023 signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of Gulu University which was witnessed by Omara Moses, the Gulu University legal officer and Hilda Twongyeirwe the Executive Director of Femrite signed on behalf of her organization while her Programs Officer Tusasirwe Fortunate witnessed the signing for Femrite.
The MOU would see Femrite publish six students of Gulu University in their upcoming Poetry anthology featuring sixty students in total from other Universities like Makerere, Muni, Kyambogo, and Bishop Stuart among others.
Tusasirwe Fortunate the Programs Officer at Femrite said the theme of the poetry poster project is on Climate Justice and Mental Health hence six good poems on the theme would be published with a small token of appreciation straight to the students.
Prof. Openjuru L. George the Gulu University Vice-Chancellor welcomed the project and challenged the students of Gulu University to embrace the initiative and ensure they keep the writing tradition already set in Northern Uganda by outstanding writers like the late Prof. Ocitti J. P. and legendary Okot’P Bitek among others.
“This is great and I have hope that students of Gulu University will excel “. Prof. Openjuru submitted.
The Femrite team later took the students through the thematic areas of concern from Gulu University Main Hall and retooled them on the poetic devices the judges would be looking at with the support of Kaigo Betty who finds pleasure in literary work editing.
The Femrite Poetry Poster Project dates back to 2008 and Ojok James Onono the communication Officer of Gulu University won the second Prize with his debut poem Lamunu My Mother as a budding high school student.