The Uganda Insurers Association uses art in high schools to educate on insurance

 

On the 21st of June 2019, the UIA launched the inaugural national high school essay and drawing/painting competition at the Secretariat in Kololo. The National Essay and Drawing/Painting competition was developed as a platform to educate and interest this segment not only in terms of consumption of this service but as a possible future career path for them.

 

By using arts, the competition appealed to both their playful as well as creative sides as they expressed this either through essays or through drawing/painting.  The result was pieces that are informative of their understanding of insurance services as well as indicative as to what we need to address in order to close knowledge gaps.

 

Speaking at the event, Mr. Paul Kavuma, Chief Executive Officer of UIA, said, “We are pleased that we had the turn up that we did and expect that as an annual event, we will only continue to attract more participants. In addition to enabling these students to learn and change their perceptions about insurance, we are also looking to grow these students into ambassadors for the insurance industry. They will become our very active emissaries in their schools, in their homes and in the community at large and help spread information about insurance to those that they come into contact with. This will certainly go a long way in ensuring that we increase penetration but also that the benefit of insurance will be appreciated by more people- and particularly by this future consumption segment.”

 

The competition was structured to allow for competition at regional level (Central, East, North and Western) and then the National Winner was picked from the Regional winners. The competition attracted over 100 participants from across the country.

 

In the Essay competition,

Ms. Jackline Jack Tusiime, from Luigi Giussani High School, emerged National Winner. Ms. Tusimme was also the winner of the Central Region winner. The other regional winners were Mr. Onyango Deo, Jinja College (Eastern), Mr. Trinity Okello, Abim Secondary School (Northern), Mr. Samson Twine, St. Peters Masindi (Western).

At regional level,

National Insurance Essay Competition-  1st And 2nd Runner Ups By Region
Ssozi Akram Wampewo Ntake Sch 1st Runner Up Central
Anitah Nampeera Seeta High Sch 2nd Runner Up Central
Luwugge Robert Jinja College 1st Runner Up Eastern
Paul Kiprotich Kapchorwa V.C 2nd Runner Up Eastern
AKULLU Winnifred Hill City S.S, Lira 1st Runner Up Northern
Opio Lameck Hill City S.S, Lira 2nd Runner Up Northern
Beineruhanga Richard St. Peters Masindi 1st Runner Up Western
Natukunda Dennise St. Peters Masindi 2nd Runner Up Western

 

 

In the Insurance drawing/painting competition,

Ms. Natasha Tracy, from Mary Hill emerged winner, as well as the winner from the Western region. The other regional winners included, Mr. Dominic Cimpu, Seeta High School (Central), Mr. Collins Mabiro, Jinja College (Eastern) and Mr. Benard Ojok (Northern).

 

At regional level

Name School Region
Ebu Aggrey Banja Namilyango College 1st Runner Up Central
Nabukalu Catherine Our Lady Of Good Counsel 2nd Runner Up Central
Okia Eliud Jinja College 1st Runner Up Eastern
Muwanguzi Jimmy Jinja College 2nd Runner Up Eastern
Okodi Allan Hill City S.S, Lira 1st Runner Up Northern
Oryem Sam St Ceciliah Kitgum 2nd Runner Up Northern
Tumwesigye Robinah Mary Hill 1st Runner Up Western
Akullu Edith Mary Hill 2nd Runner Up Western

 

 

For more information on this and other Association activities

Uganda Insurers Association

24 Acacia Avenue Kololo

+256 414 500 945

0800 10 50 50

Faith.ekudu@uia.co.ug