Source: The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. 10.15.2010 Citizens Bank,The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington is pleased toannounce a $5,000 grant award from the Citizen’s Bank Foundation topartially fund the career readiness and life skills program, KnowHow2Go. Init’s fourth year, the KnowHow2Go Program introduces middle school andhigh school youth to the college process and possible career choices inorder to encourage and prepare them to pursue higher education options.The program is a series of educational sessions designed to inform membersabout good study habits; setting goals; guiding students to high schoolcourse selection that leads them to a higher education path. Additionallyparticipants learn the basics of handling personal finances and accessingcollege loans; attend college and business visits, and receive homeworkassistance and extensive mentoring support.Brigitte Ritchie, Citizens Bank Vice President for Public Affairs andCommunity Relations, says ‘We are proud to support this initiative of theBoys and Girls Club of Burlington. Helping our local youth attain academicsuccess and pursue career opportunities will ultimately enrich ourcommunity and strengthen our economy. The personal approach that the Clubtakes in reaching its members is a positive model worthy of note to othercommunity organizations.’The grant leverages the Club’s ability to attract additional funding toexpand the number of cohorts of youth served. The Club is tracking theimpact of this program as we guide our second cohort of high schoolgraduates through their college experiences. About the Boys & Girls Club of BurlingtonThe Boys and Girls Club of Burlington serves over 1,000 children and teenseach year. We operate three sites in Burlington and Winooski providingeducational, recreational, and character development opportunities throughafter school, evening, and summer programs. Our mission is to inspire andenable youth in our community, especially those who need us most,to realize their full potential as productive, healthy, caring andresponsible citizens.
The Uganda Tourism Police has since grown in size as the Commandant of the Tourism Police, ACP Wilson Omoding, has confirmed that a further 400 officers and 4 officer cadets were added to the force. The force received several months of intensive specialised training in a range of topics which reflects on the special needs of tourism protection and ranges from client relations to field tactics.The overall number now stands at over 1,000 such dedicated police officers who are based at safari lodges, tented camps, key hotels in Kampala and upcountry, and major tourism attractions across Uganda.Assistant Commissioner of Police Omoding just returned from a field trip to the southwest of Uganda where he inspected the deployment of some of his officers in Kisoro and Kabale, both springboards to the two gorilla national parks Mgahinga and Bwindi.This added reassurance for foreign visitors was further enhanced when the Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Dr Andrew Seguya, confirmed that the present low-season promotion on gorilla tracking permits was to be extended until December of this year. The scheme, launched three years ago, has proved to be a key driver in selling permits during the low season period, raising permit sales by nearly 40% during the time in question.