Makerere University sets up University Gift and Souvenir Shop
“The proposed gift and souvenir shop is aimed at creating positive publicity for the University through unique branding of memorabilia, mementos, gifts and art pieces which make up a very appealing merchandise catalogue that speaks to the Makerere experience.”
The Makerere University Endowment Fund board has today, May 10, 2022, signed a contract with Xtraordinary Media Group Limited aimed at setting up and managing a University gift and souvenir shop.
Dr. Margaret J. Kigozi, the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees signed on behalf of the Endowment Fund with Mr. Jet Nixon Tusiime signing on behalf of Xtraordinary Media Group. The event was witnessed by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.
The proposed gift and souvenir shop is aimed at creating positive publicity for the University through unique branding of memorabilia, mementos, gifts and art pieces which make up a very appealing merchandise catalogue that speaks to the Makerere experience.
This exciting project has already attracted significant support from the stakeholders such as the Vice Chancellor who handed over a catalogue of gifts and souvenirs that will be processed and marketed by the Xtraordinary Media group which intends to take on the project as an all inclusive package, covering the day to day management.
The university administration has also allocated space to the Endowment Fund for this project by availing the Business Centre and the adjacent room-1.5 which are both located on the first level of the Central Teaching Facility one.
The University Gift and Souvenir shop, which you will be able to access online too, will feature a wide range of exclusive branded items including a combination of local and imported popular apparel and innovative research products developed by the Makerere faculty and alumni. It will also feature exclusive branded crafts and art pieces sourced from the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art along with those from craftsmen who are part of the University.
This is vital in strengthening the identity, community ties and the spirit of solidarity which run deep in Makerere.