GOVT URGED TO INTEGRATE TOURISM COURSE INTO EDUCATION CURRICULUM AS RUPARELIAS NAME NEW BABY RHINO.

The government has been urged to incorporate tourism courses into Uganda’s education curriculum right from lower classes if the country is to improve its tourism potential locally.

Speaking during the naming ceremony of a rhino calf adopted by the Ruparelia Foundation at Rhino Fund Uganda sanctuary in Nakasongola district, Rajiv Ruparelia, the foundation’s managing Director said there is a need for the next generation to learn and value the national parks and other protected national area for the benefit of the country.

He promised that 2021 and forward, his foundation will embark on networking Uganda’s tourism assets to the international community with the view of making the country a leading destination. The businessman also revealed that the Foundation has been able to pay USD 5000 (Approx.18m) to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to acquire naming rights for the baby rhino it named after Rae Ruparelia.

Angie Genade the Executive Director Rhino Fund Uganda said the fund is grateful for the Ruparelia Foundation for partnering and naming the baby rhino. Genade also noted that she wants the partnership to grow and Ruparelia Foundation to become the ambassadors of the rhino program. Over the weekend, a rhino named Uhuru gave birth to a calf that has since been named Rae Ruparelia by Ruparelia Foundation.Rhinos were once widespread in Uganda but became nationally extinct in due to illegal human activity.i

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