Lira University held a cultural gala on the 3rd of November. The theme was “Culture and Beauty with purpose to fight against HIV/AIDS”.
The main participants were the students of Lira University classified in their ethinic groups as stated below;
-Banyakole – Bakiga
-Nkoba Zambogo (Baganda)
These different ethinic groups participated in a number of activities which were; Local Anthem, Drama, Traditional fashion show and Traditional dance.
The results are as follows:
3. Nkoba Zambogo
6. West Nile
There are several factors that contribute to the spread of HIV/ AIDs which are; Ignorance, Illiteracy, Poverty, Drug & alcohol use, HIV/AIDS stigma, Cultural factors, lack of access to maternal services, wars, Immigration and many others. But it is possible to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
As Lira University, we devoted our Cultural Gala to sensitize and educate the community on HIV/ AIDS for a better Uganda.