The government of Uganda has been urged to incorporate tourism courses into Uganda’s education curriculum right from lower classes if the country’s tourism is to flourish domestically.
Rajiv Ruparelia, a Trustee of the Ruparelia Foundation and Managing Director Ruparelia Group made these remarks during the naming ceremony of a rhino calf adopted by the Foundation at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district.
Mr. Ruparelia noted that there was need for the next generation to learn and value the national parks and other protected national sites for the benefit of the country and the people of Uganda through earning livelihood.
“Starting next year, the Ruparelia foundation will embark on networking and promoting Uganda’s tourism assets to the international community with the view of making the country a tourist hotspot globally,” said Rajiv Ruparelia, who is also a son to Ruparelia Foundation Chairman, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia.
The businessman revealed that the Foundation has been able to pay USD 5000 (UGX18m) to Rhino Fund that manages the sanctuary and through this way, the Ruparelia Foundation earned the naming rights for the baby rhino it named Rae Ruparelia.
Angie Genade, the Executive Director Rhino Fund Uganda said the fund is grateful to the Ruparelia Foundation for partnering and naming the baby rhino.
Genade adds that her wish is for the partnership to grow and Ruparelia Foundation to become the ambassadors of the rhino program.