By Annah Nafula
Infant musician Patrick Ssenyonjo also known Fresh Kid has today been enrolled at Kampala Parent’s School, Naguru. Ssenyonjo who commences school on Wednesday is grateful to the Ruperelia Foundation for heeding to his voice when he said he wanted to back to school but could not afford.
While speaking at a Presser, School Principal Daphine Kato intimated that she was excited about Fresh Kid’s new journey at the school. She told the press that Fresh Kid had gone through the right procedures to join the school which included an oral and written interview which she says, he performed well. “I am positive that Ssenyonjo will enjoy the music facilities at the school and pay equal attention to his education.” said Kato. She added that she cannot rule out the excitement that will come with having a celebrity pupil but expects it to calm down later. She also assured the parents and managers of the young singing sensation that once this anticipated excitement ends, Ssenyonjo will be treated like the rest of the pupils.
At the same event, teenage star Gloria Mulungi also Known as Baby Gloria asked Fresh Kid to be humble and concentrate on his education. “I am proud to be a singer and a brilliant child at school.” she boasted. Baby Gloria who is in her 13th Grade at Taibah International School said Fresh Kid is a force to reckon.
Betty Nakibuuka, who is also a mother to Baby Gloria highlighted that they are very many challenges in raising a celebrity child. She urged the Ssenyonjo’s parents to be grounded and raise their child humbly. “As a mother to a celebrity child, I often have to remind her of the dangers of pride. I do not let her come from school without the administration’s consent because I appreciate the value of education.” Said Nakibuuka.
Kampala Parents School old student and popular singer Raba Daba praised Fresh Kid’s art and encouraged him to keep in school to attain an education. He added that with a good education like Fresh Kid has got a chance to attain, he will be much bigger and better artist.
Swangz Avenue boss, Benon Mugumbya at the same meeting appreciated the Ruperelia Foundation for having invested in the music industry this way. According to him, educating this child and not isolating him for his talent is a way in the right direction to promote Ugandan talent.
Months back, Patrick Ssenyonjo alias Fresh Kid stormed the media like a wild fire when he was fronted as a new child wrapper which caused an array of mixed reactions from the public. While some thought he was too young for the trade, others thought he was just a great child doing his music.
As Fresh Kid sinks into the savor of this mega offer, Ruperelia Foundation’s Mary said though she is positive that Fresh Kid will excel in his studies, some of the conditions of this scholarship include, being available for classes at all times and maintaining good grades, being drug free among others.