St. Konrad celebrates 10 Years Jubilee
St.Konrad Integrated Vocational School was officially opened by his Lordship Bishop Callist Rubaramira, the Bishop of Kabale Diocese, on 11th February 2008. Ten years later, the School celebrated with great joy its own existence. To grace the occasion was Bishop Francis Aquilinus Kibira, the Ordinary of Kasese Diocese, Fr. Kurt Pittertschatscher, the founding sponsor of the School, Fr. Lucian Arinaitwe, the Kabale Diocesan Secretary, Fr. Balthazar Ndyomugabe, the Parish Priest of Rushoroza Parish, Fr. Felix Bunimba – the Parish Priest of Buhara Parish, the representatives of Parents from Kasese, Mbarara, Rukungiri, and many other districts from where students come, and many other dignitaries. Present were also the Community members around the areas of Buhara Subcounty in which the School is situated.
The ceremony started at 10:00 a.m with Holy Mass and was followed by entertainment and Lunch.
The Preaching by Bishop Kibira was an invitation to all parents and Ugandans in general to appreciate Vocational Training in Schools as a way of building up strong families. All speakers invited the parents to support St. Konrad Integrated Vocational School by sending more children for training.
The Director in his speech thanked the Bishop of Kabale for his unfailing support to the school. He further thanked the benefactors who have made it possible for the school to exist. He thanked the parents for choosing the school and for the sacrifices they make to support their children with school needs. With the Motto: Skills are Food, the Director invited all Ugandans to embrace the strategy of skilling Ugandans as the main way of overcoming poverty and of steering Uganda to higher horizons of development.
St. Konrad in 10 years has been able to produce constructors, plumbers, electricians, agriculturalists, tailors, Metal workers, and carpenters. There were more than 30 Old Girls and Boys in attendance, some of which have 2018 qualified on Diploma Level in various trades.
Ugandan Youth would not be suffering from unemployment if many schools adopted the training model in St. Konrad Integrated Vocational School, where the Learners combine secondary School training with Vocational Training.
The School aims to ensure that Ugandans, especially the poor in rural areas shall be able to lead a better life due to improved incomes and accessibility to many services because of the empowerment derived from the School.