Kampala, Uganda

12th January 2023

The Toastmasters International District 114 Director, Distinguished Toastmaster Emilia Siwingwa, is in Kampala, Uganda to launch the first of a series of country visits in the East and Horn of Africa region of Toastmasters International.

Ms Siwingwa will spend two (2) full days in Kampala from 12th – 13th January meeting with key Toastmasters officers, engaging local media, making courtesy calls to key stakeholders in the public and private sectors, and meeting with Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters alike. The purpose of the visit is to support the work of district and club officers in Uganda, meet members of Ugandan clubs, and to promote the Toastmasters brand in Uganda.

As District Director, Ms Siwingwa is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and support of clubs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In the district’s top-most leadership structure, she is supported by a Program Quality Director, Dr Connie Nshemereirwe, a Distinguished Toastmaster; and a Club Growth Director, Mr Wilson Asiimwe. Together they comprise the District 114 Trio. Clubs in District 114 are aligned across six (6) distinct divisions labeled from A to F. Ugandan clubs are aligned to Division F under the leadership of Distinguished Toastmaster Jesse Ainebyoona. In Uganda, Mr Ainebyoona is supported by four (4) Area Directors, namely: 1) Hilda Mwesigwa; 2) Distinguished Toastmaster Margaret Njoroge; 3) Wangechi Gitahi; and 4) Moses Rutahigwa.

During her stay in Kampala, Ms Siwingwa will also host a joint Toastmasters club meeting of Ntinda and Bukoto Toastmasters Clubs to be held at Hotel Eliana from 6pm East African Time (EAT) on Thursday, 12th January; as well as deliver the keynote address during an Open House hosted by Kampala Executives Toastmasters Club to be held at Silver Springs Hotel from 6.30pm EAT on Friday, 13th January. Both events are open to the public.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Toastmasters packages eleven (11) different structured learning education programs that offer self-paced, peer-supported, experiential learning to people over the age of 18. Individuals can join clubs that provide safe and supportive spaces for learning and growth. For more information about Toastmasters International, visit the www.toastmasters.org. For more information about this press release, please contact Joy Talemwa.