The ‘Success and Failures Based on Reason and Reality’ book authored by city businessman Hamis Kiggundu has been adopted by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) for secondary schools to inspire students into investing.
In the book, the youthful businessman explains the intricacies of becoming a successful person and businessman. He says that for one to become successful he/she needs a reasonable thinking capacity, a plan, strategy and personal responsibility.
Ham says the book is not about him and the things he has been able to accomplish but rather “about my countrymen and countrywomen to start thinking progressively and have a mindset change for the good of country’s behalf.”
Handing over a certificate of recognition to Ham on Wednesday, NCDC director Grace Baguma said the book will help to inspire and change the mindset of students right from the grassroots on how to save and invest.
“We evaluated this book and found it useful to our children since it cuts across all the subjects. All schools should adopt it since it is an inspirational material that would inspire students right from Senior One to be business-minded,” she disclosed.
“This is not about the language that we learn from it, but the actual facts of life for the children who are growing up today. We learn to become better citizens critical thinkers, acquire generic skills that are recommended by the curriculum.”
The 154 page book was launched July last year at his office but due to rising demand from vernacular users and readers, Ham was inspired to translate the book into Luganda to cater for the audience not conversant with English.