Kampala International School (KISU) held a blood donation drive at the school premises in a call to increase the volumes of blood at the blood Bank Nakasero.
The function that started at 9:00am was spearheaded by the students with support from the school administration. When asked as to why this exercise was conducted one of the students who was among the organizers said that they did so because they wanted to increase on the volumes of blood at the blood bank. They also conducted the exercise as a Corporate Social Responsibility CSR exercise. The school was giving back to the community through donating blood to save the lives of the Ugandans.
The function was graced by parents, teachers and some of the students who were eligible to donate the blood. Among the key personalities who were at the drive was Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia proprietor of Kampala International School (KISU) who tasked every Ugandan to donate blood in order to save lives. He thanked the students’ community for having come up with such a brilliant ideas of donation blood.
It should be remembered that our country Uganda annually needs 350,000 units of blood but can only raise between 270,000-300,000 units every year, leaving a deficit of between 50,000- 100,000 units.
For every 10 people who need blood transfusion, 3 people never get it.
Blood is critical in the care and treatment of pregnant mothers before and during birth, pediatric care, HIV/AIDS and cancer care as well as the treatment of malaria, sickle cell and accident victims.
Kampala International School Uganda which offers an international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age, sits on about 14 acres of land and it bases on the English National Curriculum for the Primary School through Year-9 in the Secondary School and from there, students study for the internationally recognized Cambridge IGCSE and IB Diploma, all examined at different levels.
The school which was built in 1993, has got close to 58 full-time teaching staff, recruited around the world and it currently has an enrollment of various students who come from different parts of the world.
Students at KISU have access to four science laboratories, three computer labs, three practice music rooms, three performance areas, and indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, a 25m eight-lane competition pool, two libraries, five acres of playing fields and smart boards in most classrooms, among others.