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Former IUIU Students to Give Interest Free Loans to Needy Students

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A section of former students of the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) under their umbrella body of the IUIU Alumni Association (IUIU-AA) has announced that they will give interest-free loans to Needy students.

IUIU-AA is the umbrella organization that seeks to bring together all the people that went through and completed at least a course of study at IUIU. 

The loans, according to these aims at helping students who are bright but cannot complete their studies due to financial constraints.

“The first qualification is that you must be a needy student and studying at IUIU,” Titus Kisambira, the Association’s Chairperson of Resource Mobilisation said 

“The loans shall not be given in a discriminatory manner whether you are a Muslim or non-Muslim provided you are a student of IUIU we shall give you. Girls will however take high precedence,” he added.

The loan, according to Kisambira targets to benefit 100 students annually.

“This year we started with two students who are doing medicine but our target is to help over 100 per year. They will start paying at least a year after finishing school,” he added.

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This initiative will also be supported by the funds that will be got after the Alumni launch the IUIU Alumni Investment Club and Female Hostel Construction at IUIU Kabojja Campus

These made these remarks while addressing the media about the upcoming fourth IUIU Alumni Dinner.

Hajjat Aisha Nakibuule, the Deputy Headteacher of Nabisunswa Girls Secondary School and the Association Treasurer said that the dinner will be held on February 10, 2023.

“When we met with IUIU Administration in June 2021, we asked for a Day to be recognized in IUIU Calendar and so they agreed that 10th February (which is the Day of IUIU’s founding, will now be established as IUIU Alumni Day annually and they agreed for us to plan our activities. as/how/when we want them,” she said 

The idea of the dinner, she said was mooted as part of our efforts at mobilizing our general membership for purposes already mentioned. 

“The IUIU Alumni Executive appoints an organizing committee to plan and execute this and this committee meets regularly for this purpose,” 

 Adnan Kawooya, the Chairperson Organising Committee of the Dinner said that they have lined up activities that will be conducted prior to the dinner.

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These, he said include among others; planting one million trees, and health camps.

“We have planned to build on modest successes for the last dinner, we plan to have a series partly to cover the costs of the meals, of hiring the hall, and of all other activities we are planning for this Day and for the entire week,” she said 

“Some of the activities we plan include the Medical Camp in which our colleagues from the Habib Medical Foundation will showcase their work as well as provide medical services for both the occasion and to the public such as medical consultation and check-ups including blood glucose monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, blood testing, public health promotion, etc. We also plan career guidance activities, tree planting,” 

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