Stanislaus Mugwanya - Thomas Kawere Family Tree Updated January 10, 2009
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STANISLAUS MUGWANYA (1849-1938), - Regent of Buganda under Kabaka Daudi Chwa, 1894-1914. - Buganda Minister of justice, he publicly consecrated his country to Our Lady of Africa at her shrine at Algiers. - Contribution to St. Mary's College Kisubi - The School’s History starts with Stanislaus Mugwanya, a Buganda Regent who at the beginning of 1899 in a meeting of Catholic Chiefs put a question: “Don’t you think time has come for us to provide our young Catholics with better schooling than that which they have so far received? The Chiefs delegated Stanislaus to negotiate the matter further with the Superiors of Rubaga Parish. The matter was referred to the General Chapter of the White Fathers’ Congregation in Algiers; it was thoroughly discussed and agreed upon, hence giving birth to formal education in Uganda. In 1906, the Council of the White Fathers’ Congregation officially decided upon setting up a Regular English School and financial support was given to start it in the capital town of Uganda (Rubaga) where young men from Catholics families would be given sufficient education to enable them compete fairly well for important appointments of responsibility introduced by the Protectorate Government. On June 29, 1906 Father Raux Modeste was appointed Headmaster of St. Mary’s School, hence becoming its Founder. (See www.smackoba.or.ug)
There are many descendants of Stanislus Mugwanya, including the first Ugandan to bring home a boxing medal in the Common Wealth games - Thomas Kawere. He brought home a silver medal from welterweight Common wealth games in 1958 exposing the boxing capacity in Uganda.