BIC Unveils ‘BIC Cristal Pen Awards 2020’ Winners

BIC, a world leader in Stationery, Lighters, and Shavers, announced the winners of its ‘BIC Cristal Pen Awards 2020’. Recognized among the 10 most impactful educators around the world, Ronald Ddungu from the Gayaza High School was selected as the winner from Uganda for his exceptional contribution towards his students and for being a beacon of hope and optimism in an academically exigent year.

Globally, the education system has been witnessing a sea-change due to the altering socio-economic landscape triggered by the ongoing pandemic. Through this, teachers have been the crucial connector between students and their schools, going beyond their call of duty to ensure their students continue to find joy in the new methods of learning. In effort to recognize and honor the valuable contributions of teachers during these unprecedented times, BIC introduced the first edition of its BIC Cristal Pen Awards.

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DONATION OF 18 TONNES OF MAIZE FLOUR

African Queen, a leading distributor for fast-moving consumer goods in Uganda, has donated 18 tonnes of maize towards COVID-19 relief efforts.

The donation comes in response to the President’s call to the private sector to support government’s efforts in offering relief to the vulnerable Ugandans most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The African Queen team led by Musa Senkubuge, their Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, handed over their donation to Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister in Charge of General Duties, Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday.

Speaking about the donation, Innocent B. Tibayeita, the Managing Director at African Queen said, “Our partners have heard the plea of our President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on offering support to the COVID-19 Task Force that has been mandated to not only lead the fight against the COVID-19 virus but also ensure proper distribution of food to those families that have been greatly affected during this time.”

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DONATION OF 100,000 BIC PENS.

African Queen No.1 Distributor Limited a company dealing in the distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in and around Uganda has today made its second donation to the National Taskforce.

“We inform you that our partner/supplier from Kenya heed the plea of our President Museveni on offering any form of donation to the COVID-19 Task Force that has been mandated to not only lead the fight against the COVID-19 virus but also ensure proper distribution of food to those families that have been greatly affected during this time,” African Queen said in a letter to Minister Mary Karoro Okurut, Chairperson of the National Taskfoce.

African Queen made a donation of 100,000 BIC pens worth Shs50 million to the Ministry of Health. The donation was handed over by the BIC Country Manager Richard Mugenyi and it will supplement the Education Ministry’s distribution of studying material during lockdown.

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