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For the first time in its existence, Uganda Nursing School Bwindi has admitted a Batwa pygmy.

Godfrey Mugarura reported to UNSB on 14th November 2016 becoming the first mutwa to enroll for certificate in Nursing. This makes UNSB the first Health training institution in Uganda to enroll one of the Batwa pygmys.

Mugarura is looking forward to becoming a nurse. He says, “I want to become a health worker so that I can help my people”

Since time immemorial, the Batwa pygmys of Bwindi impenetrable forest lived on only natural raw foods. Their health was mainly supported by the herbs drawn from the forest since 2003. Making them appreciate modern medicine has been a problem. HIV has become very prevalent among them and also some communicable preventable diseases.

UNSB is one of the few institutions which have joined the struggle to support the pygmys so as to train their own who would in turn help the rest in their villages.

Group II cultural group, wins the inaugural UNSB cultural Gala

Group II Cultural group, has won the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi inaugural Cultural Gala that was organized by the students Guild Body at UNSB Campus.

Group II members carried away a fatty goat at the end of the event on Friday the 19th of August 2016. The theme of the event was “How culture affects Health”. This event will organized annually and it brings together students to showcase different cultures to compete for the best position in various activities like the folk song, traditional dances, poems, short plays, dressing among other activities.

Inaugural UNSB cultural Gala
Dr. Scott Kellerman handing over the goat to the winners of the Inaugural UNSB Cultural Gala, group II members

Bwindi Community Hospital’s Executive director Dr Birungi Mutahunga said the gala was a wonderful event that showcased a diversity of cultures and students talent.

The results were as follows

Group II – First Position
Group III- Second position
Group I- Third position.
Best Poem- Group 1
Best Folk Song –Group II
Best Traditional Song Group I

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Uganda Nursing School Bwindi located in Bwindi Kanungu district wishes to inform all interested students that have completed senior Six, and senior four that we are now officially receiving applications for the May and November 2017 diploma and certificate program intakes respectively.

Senior six leavers must have a principal pass in Biology, while senior four leavers must have passed all their science subjects inclusive of maths and English.

We are also receiving applications for the Diploma extension Program in midwifery and nursing. Applicants must have certificates in their respective courses with a two year working experience.

Applications can be delivered to Uganda Nursing School Bwindi or sent through unsbwindi@gmail.com

The training is assisted by digital technology and each student is given an Ipad or kindle as a learning aid.

More information can be obtained through:
Tel: 0783-326841 or 0776-789151
Email: unsbwindi@gmail.com