Posted by My Kid is a Superstar on Sunday, December 16, 2018
By Alex Balimwikungu
When Joseph Masembe premiered “My kid is a superstar” festival, almost six years ago, it was simply a fun-filled festival where children enjoyed their biggest party ever. However, as the children bounced and jumped at Kololo airstrip (the only huge green ground in the city), Masembe noticed their demands were more than just bouncing castles.
“Some children asked me if they could climb trees,” Masembe recalls.
He learnt from it. Today, his Uganda Little Hands Go Green is a nationwide campaign that has moved from the city to other parts of the country. After a successful launch at Entebbe’s Peniel beach on Sunday, they are slated for Jinja’s Bugembe stadium on December 26, Boxing Day.
According to Masembe, Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green is seeking to create a patriotic culture of “Our Environment, Our Future and Our Future, Our Responsibility” by creating a mass hysteria about tree planting by children both at school and at home around the country.
Masembe, who studied environmental law in Glasgow, says that what started as a small movement has spread out of Kampala. “After a successful launch at Peniel Beach Entebbe we are slated for Jinja’s Bugembe stadium on December 26, and His Royal Highness, Gabula Nadiope is expected. We expect him to cut cake for the kids and plant a symbolic tree at Bugembe stadium,” he said.
Performances are expected from King Saha, Spice Diana, Kabako, Wembley Mo, and the RnB Kyabazinga Maro. Fruit tree seedlings will be given out to the children.