The Rwot Owiny Akullu Memorial Scholarship Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2017

The Lango Association of North America (LAONA) is pleased to announce its first award of the Rwot Owiny Akullu Memorial Scholarship to Miss Vicky Sarah Adongo of Erute County, Lira District. Miss Adongo is a first year degree-seeking student of Quantitative Economics at Makerere University Kampala.

Congratulations Sarah Adongo on a job well done!  Best wishes for a productive and successful academic career.

This one-time, three-year Scholarship is established to recognize outstanding full-time students from the Lango Sub-region who are enrolled in accredited public and private Universities in Uganda.

The LAONA Scholarship Committee regrets that it could not award the second scholarship intended for boys at this time because all of their applications were incomplete.  The Association will re-announce the remaining scholarship opportunity.  The Association wishes to thank all the students who have applied for the scholarships and whose high number has  proven the critical need that exists in the Lango sub-region for financial assistance in education.  Most importantly, the Lango Association of North America wishes to thank very much the Owiny Akullu family for their cooperation in making this scholarship possible.

For more information, please contact the Lango Association of North America.

Contact: Florence Ocen, Chair, LAONA
Email: info@laonaoline.org

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The Rwot Owiny Akullu Memorial Scholarship

September 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Lango Association of North America (LAONA) is pleased to announce the Rwot Owiny Akullu Memorial Scholarship. This one-time, three-year scholarship will be awarded to two most deserving students who are currently in their first year of a University education. The applicants must be from the Lango sub-region, who are admitted on a private scheme to any public university in Uganda and, who are also in a financial need for tuition. The application for the scholarship can be downloaded from the Association’s website at www.laonaonline.org/community-wall/scholarships/ The deadline for the application is December 15, 2016. A completed application package must be returned to the Association in PDF by email at: scholarship@laonaonline.org.

For more information on the scholarship, please contact the Association by email at scholarship@laonaonline.org. The Association wishes to thank the Owiny Akullu family for its cooperation in making this scholarship possible.

Please visit the Association’s website at www.laonaonline.org and the LAONA Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/LAONA2013 for more information about the Lango Association of North America.

Contact: Florence Ocen, Chair, LAONA
Email: scholarship@laonaoline.org

 

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Thank You For Your Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 15, 2016

Thank You from the Chair of the Lango Association of North America to the People of Lango.

As the new Chair of the Lango Association of North America (LAONA), I would like to thank the people of Lango wholeheartedly for their many congratulatory messages on the election of the Association’s new Board of Directors.

We have read all the messages you have sent us by email and through Facebook. We thank you very much for letting us know what is going on in Lango.

I take this opportunity to reiterate that there are many groups abroad that represent the many regions and sub-regions of Uganda, including our own Lango sub-region. I strongly believe that having more than one group represent a region or sub-region is a great thing. However, I would not appreciate it if any of these individual groups try to win your favors at the expense of one another.

That type of behavior is divisive, counter-productive and has no place in Lango. It goes against our universal Lango motto of Unity is Strength or Note En Teko, which is partly why the Lango sub-region is not progressing as well as the other regions in Uganda.

I will admit that there are fundamental differences among our different Lango groups in North America. However, I can only assure you that the Lango Association of North America (LAONA) of which I am privileged to lead as Chair prides itself in the ethical behavior of its members, their love and respect for the Lango people and culture.

Our Association is currently looking at the various possible ways by which it could help in the rebuilding of the Lango sub-region. The Association is painfully aware of the sorry state of the schools and hospitals in Lango, the plight of the women, the youth unemployment and the lack of clean drinking water supply for a healthy population all of which are monumental issues that call for massive resources, hard work and collaborative effort. The Association believes that these problems and issues will take all of us together from home and abroad to address them effectively. I therefore call upon all the Lango people especially those who are overseas to focus on the tasks before us and reject those who sow seeds of disunity among us.
Thank you,

For more information about the Lango Association of North America visit www.laonaonline.org and LAONA Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/LAONA2013

Contact: Florence Ocen, Chair, LAONA
Email: info@laonaoline.org