Ham Mukasa & Apollo Kaggwa
Ham & Apollo House, affectionately known as “Ham,” stands as a unique tribute to the indomitable spirit of two legendary Buganda chiefs, Sir Apollo Kaggwa and Ham Mukasa.
Ham Mukasa & Apollo Kaggwa
Ham & Apollo House, affectionately known as “Ham,” stands as a unique tribute to the indomitable spirit of two legendary Buganda chiefs, Sir Apollo Kaggwa and Ham Mukasa. These visionary leaders were not only political pioneers but also ardent advocates of education in Uganda. It is an honour that Ham House is the sole house at Gayaza High School named after African figures of such great significance.
Sir Apollo Kaggwa, who served as the Katikkiro of Buganda from 1865 to 1927 under Kabaka Daudi Chwa II, played a pivotal role in the establishment of a girls’ school at Gayaza. His foresight and dedication to education led him to request the Church Missionary Society to open this institution, laying the foundation for generations of empowered young women.
Ham Mukasa, renowned as the Secretary to the Katikkiro of Buganda, made substantial contributions to the modernization of Uganda. Through his efforts in promoting modern education, health initiatives, agricultural advancements, and the spread of Christianity, he left an indelible mark on the development of the country.
Within the walls of Ham House, students proudly carry the title of “Hamites.” This name serves as a constant reminder of the inspiring legacies of Sir Apollo Kaggwa and Ham Mukasa, fueling a sense of pride and determination. Clad in their distinctive theme colour of green symbolising growth, vitality, and the abundance of opportunities that await them.
Embodying their motto “Determined to excel,” the Hamites exemplify a spirit of resilience, ambition, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Within this vibrant house, students find support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging, creating an environment where their potential can thrive.
Ham & Apollo House stands not only as a beacon of pride but also carries forward the legacies of Sir Apollo Kaggwa and Ham Mukasa. It is a vibrant community where students strive to emulate the spirit of their namesakes, embracing their profound impact on Ugandan history and emulating their responsibility to make a positive difference in the world.
In God we stand, mighty roots of Gayaza Go out to be exemplary Hamites unite and work together For the best is bound to come Ham and Apollo in God we stand We stand as one for excellence Offering ourselves for what is best Determined to achieve our goals All round education is a major dream of hamites For we are future mothers and leaders with Determination as a major to distinction We will reach beyond our goals Ham and Apollo the house of love As a family we care for everyone Working hard to maintain our mighty house In Ham Mukasa and Apollo Kaggwa