ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome
On 26th-28th May 2016, Chimpanzee Trust organized a Wildlife Art Exhibition ”Jewels of the Jungle” as a fundraising platform for the Chimp medical ward at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This was a collaborative creative process with artists, Taga Nuwagaba (UG), Barbara Hollweg an American photographer, Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi and Medina, the Chimp at the Lion Center Sheraton Kampala hotel.
It was launched by His Excellency Peter Blomeyer, German Ambassador to Uganda and opened its doors to Tourism stakeholders, expatriates and Art buyers in Uganda.
During the exhibition there were numerous side activities; schools tours, Children’s Art Workshop, raffle draws, public dialogue among others, which gave an insight to efforts of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The 3 day event was majorly sponsored by Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Club Twist and Rwenzori water.