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A Nightly Dinner out that’s like Therapy

28th MAY 2019

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31st March was another memorable day in the hearts of the counselling fraternity of Kyambogo University, Kampala Uganda when the Kyambogo University counselling students association organized a hilarious Counselors Dinner which was 1st ever of its kind.

The students’ association sole handedly organized this event which left the Kyambogo University community mesmerized. This was indeed exquisitely well crafted.

Inset; On left, The University counselor Ms Kyosaba winniefred Biribonwa sharing a word of appreciation to the organisers of the event, on right, The patron of Kyambogo University Counselling Students Association Mr Kakinda Adrian Ivan

The major aim of the dinner was to bring back the lost glory of the students’ counsellors association in Kyambogo University, hand over party for the association to new members, networking day for counselors, public lecture on self-branding to counselors among others. The invited guests were the ongoing students, the counselling alumni, the psychology department staff and other counselling profession well-wishers.

The event was braced with inspirational talks from thunderous speakers, entertainment led by a live band, a finger leaking dinner, ice cream dance, red carpet slides and walks,and the enire student body were dressed like iron angels.


Striking messages about counselor self-marketing and branding by Ms Bahat Hilda Sabiti  from The coach ,above kept everyone on the edge of the chair as it was hilarious. She quoted ‘The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.’ Hilda graced the faunction as a motivational speaker,an alumni of the counselling program from Kyambogo University and a life coach.

She stressed that ‘I’m happy to get back to my roots as this is a great institution of excellence that modelled who I am.’she came with the husband Mr Tim Sabiti a life coach too who said hello to the gathering.

Inset; Mr Tim Sabiti and wife Ms Bahat Hilda Sabiti from the Coach

Above; Bahat Hilda doing what she understands best. She inspires the counselling generation

Speech from the Patron Mr Kakinda Adrian Ivan                            

Amidst the jubilations from the student’s body that kept on chanting his name, Mr Adrian stood up with a surprise face as he looked not to be believing what the dinner had brought in Kyambogo. He appreciated the entire body that attended the dinner and he quoted “never go to a place and leave it unnoticed “he called upon the incoming regime to work very hard to make the association thrive for years in Kyambogo University. He also stressed the point of self-marketing as one of the ways of making one’s profession relevant. He broke down to mild tears as he couldn’t expect the beauty of the dinner party, being first of its kind.


He urged the young people to use their profession in an entrepreneurial way to earn a living. It’s at this point when he gave updates about the upcoming Counselors and Psychologists Act to regulate the counselling profession in the country which has been a dream for decades, urged government to invest a lot in mental health and he opened the dance. He urged the government of Uganda to include counselors into the public service so as to help the public in solving psychological hiccups and short pitfalls.

During the Dinner

It was a finger licking moment as members drew to the lines to get a million dollar buffet which left everyone mesmerized .this strengthened the bonding as counselors from different walks of life had to dine together, exchange thoughts as the next page band plays that soothing music to make sure everyone remembers the experience.

Below Psychology Staff lecturer Ms Nakanwagi Carol leads the line to get on the buffet, followed by the University counselor Ms Kyosaba Winnifred, Dr Ejwang from special needs faculty also graced the function

Members of the students counselling association enjoying a picture moment with the UCA president Mr Gaston Byamugisha

From L-R; Outgoing Acting President of the association Mr Mwesigwa Enock handing over tools of work to the incoming association President Mr Gitta Emmanuel

Incoming association general secretary Ms Namugga Patricia Martha receiving tools of office from Mr Enock the outgoing President

Outgoing General duties minister Ms Kwagala Phiona handing over to Mr Berebera Andrew

L-R; Outgoing Finance Minister Ms Nabatanda Gloria handing over to Ms Sande Lilian

L-R Outgoing President Mwesigwa Enock handing over to incoming Disability affairs minister Mr Bukirwa Brian

Ms Nakaweesi Yvonne gets tools of office of speakership from Mr Enock

L-R outgoing projects minister Mr Makumbi Jonathan handing over to Ms Nabugasha Grace

Ms Atukunda Ameria gets tools of office of representative year three from outgoing president

Ms Aguti Annet receiving tools of office of Deputy projects coordinator

On right,Ms Natukunda Molly receiving the tools of office of information minister

Vice President of Uganda Counselling Association Ms Barbra Kalumba handing over a certificate of appreciation to outgoing Finance minister Ms Nabatanda Gloria

Memorable captions

Second years were fully presented by their coordinators below

Awarding of certificates

Certificates were awarded to the best serving ministers whereby this function was done by the Patron of the association Mr Kakinda Adrian and the Vice president of Uganda Counselling Association Ms Kalumba Barbra


The counselors dinner will be an annual event to bring close all the counseling fraternity in the country .

Thanks to the service providers who decorated the dinner venue, J.J Catering services for providing that breathtaking buffet, Next page band that provided entertainment on the whole evening ,Brian’s cream parlour for providing the ice cream dance ,the alumni, Uganda counseling Association board, students body and the alumni.


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