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Cultural Gala

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;
-Acholi Community
-Lango students
-Banyakole – Bakiga
-WestNile students
-Nkoba Zambogo (Baganda)
-Teso students

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:
1. Acholi
2. Tesda
3. Nkoba Zambogo
4. Lasa
5. Lubba
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.

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