The arrival of Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira of Namirembe Diocese was met with warm welcomes from a distinguished gathering. Rev. Dunstan Kiwanuka Mazinga, the Archdeacon of Gayaza, Rev. Lovincer Nalusiba Kiwanuka, the school’s Chaplain, Robinah Katongole Kizito, the Head Teacher, Rosette Lubwama Kebba, Chairperson of the Board of Governors, and Eng. Dr. Florence Lubwama Kiyimba, Chairperson of the executive committee of Gayaza Old Girls Association (GOGA), extended their greetings.
Amidst the jubilant sounds of traditional music and dance performed by the students, a procession led the Prelate and his clerical entourage to the school. The momentous commissioning ceremony unfolded as the Prelate cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the modern Administration Block. Gayaza’s old girls, witnessing the realization of their long-cherished dream, were filled with elation.
Following the ceremony, the Head Teacher guided the Bishop on a tour of the new building, a testament to the dedication and support of numerous individuals, old girls, parents, families, students, and organizations. The building, costing over Ugandan Shillings 1.5 billion, features a ‘Wall of Fame’ inscribed with the names of alumnae who passionately embraced the One-Million-Challenge to support the school.
The festivities continued with a Holy Communion service and the confirmation of 62 students, led by the school choir’s uplifting melodies. Additionally, the pupils of Gayaza Junior School enchanted the audience with captivating traditional music and dance, complemented by a heartwarming song that narrated the inspiring story of Gayaza High School, tracing its development and remarkable achievements.
Acknowledging the extraordinary moral and financial support from individual alumnae, the Gayaza Old Girls Association’s executive awarded plaques to outstanding organizations and individuals. The occasion was also marked by heartfelt gifts presented to Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira by the Gayaza High School community.
The ceremony culminated in the cutting of the GOGA cake, a sweet symbol of unity and achievement. Robinah Katongole Kizito, the school’s Head Teacher, paid tribute to the alumnae and all who played an integral role in bringing the project to fruition.
All images for this day are in the photo galleries here