Cosmetics Company, Movit Products Limited has announced a Shs30 million contribution towards the Irene Gleeson charity walk set for Saturday in Kitgum district.
The contribution was announced at a function held at the company headquarters in Bunamwaya, on Thursday evening.
“We understand that a brighter future starts with education and giving children everywhere the tools and support they need to find success in school and in life. It is our responsibility as a company to care about the wellbeing of the communities that we operate in,” said David Nsonyi, the company Chief Commercial Officer.
The state minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem acknowledged the contribution made by Irene Gleeson to the people of Northern Uganda, noting that it is a good gesture that companies and individuals can contribute to the same cause started by the Australian in regards humanitarian work.
“I thank Movit for their contribution towards this noble cause,” Oryem said.
Irene Gleeson was an Australian Philanthropist recognized for her service to international relations, particularly through her sustained humanitarian work amongst children affected by war and HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda.
The Irene Gleeson Foundation was started in 1992 in her name and the organization cares for over 15000 people including children and adults in Kitgum.
This year’s contribution to the Irene Gleeson charity walk is geared towards the completion of the construction of the Irene Gleeson Memorial public library and youth training center.
The project that is still under construction started last year.
This facility, the first of its kind in Acholi sub-region will improve access to quality learning materials that will advance learning for suitable development through literature, art and culture of the local community, help provide youth skilling opportunities for job creation as well as facilitating research.
This year’s Irene Gleeson Charity walk will be held on Saturday, July 20 and is expected to attract over 10,000 participants in Kitgum, Northern Uganda under the theme “Walking to promote learning and development”.