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International Mother Language Day 2022 Student Essay Challenge!

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Challenge Question

There are over 4400 languages in the world! Uganda is one of the most diverse melting pots with over 50 languages and cultures. In not more than 500 words, we invite you to submit an essay reflecting on this question “What languages will I speak to my children and grandchildren? Why does it matter?” 

Developing Your Essay

We recommend that you take your time to develop your submission in Ms. Word before you paste it in the application form. Develop your essay as a one-page, not more than 500 words, Times New Roman, Size 12, single-spaced and Justified. After you have completed your essay, you will be able to copy it and paste it in the PDF application form that you can download here: for new applicants and registered/returning students.

Here is an example of how your submission should appear in Ms. word.  

Challenge No.


Opening Date:

10th January 2022

Closing Date: 

15th February 2022

No. of Entries: 

We will accept and review up to 200 entries on a first come first serve basis.

Winner Announcement Date

21st February 2022 (International Mother Language Day)
The winning essays are published on our website and social media sites. Winners are contacted by email and phone.


How to Participate?

Registering & Submitting Your Essay

1. New Entrants

Register & Upload Your Essay

a) Make sure you have a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat installed on the computer you are using. 

b) Download the registration form here which is a fillable PDF form and fill in all your personal details on page.

c) Proceed to page 2 and enter your essay in the box provided. Since you are registering, leave the registration field blank, we will send you your registration ID once we receive your application.

d) Once you have filled in all the fields, save your PDF form as your name: eg. JohnKizito and email it as an attachment with a recent picture of yourself to  

2. Registered/Returning Students

Upload Your Essay

a) If you have participated in the competition before, simply download the form for registered students here and fill in all the details including your registration number. Note that Your application will be rejected if you submit this form without a registration ID. 

b) Once you have filled in all the fields, save your PDF form as your name: eg. JohnKizito and email it as an attachment to 


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