Ugandans urged to support the needy in tough times

Ugandans urged to support the needy in tough times
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By Lawrence Mushabe

Ugandans have received a heartfelt plea to embrace the spirit of giving and supporting the less privileged to improve their quality of life.

The call came as the Keddi Foundation generously donated valuable items worth millions of Shillings to the Kyaka II refugee settlement in Kyegegwa.

Dr. Steven Keddi, the chief executive officer of the foundation, urged everyone to stand in solidarity with the less fortunate, whether through donations, volunteer work, or simply raising awareness.

"Each one of us has the power to make a difference and serve humanity. Together, let us continue to spread love, kindness, and hope to those in need," emphasized Dr. Keddi.

Accompanied by his team, Dr Keddi distributed essential items such as sanitary towels, soap, books, pens, and food to the beneficiaries.

The foundation arrived in Western Uganda, extending a helping hand to refugee children in the Kyaka II settlement, Kyegegwa.

The Angels' Care School in Kyegegwa district, Western Uganda, caters to the educational needs of over 5,000 refugees, providing them with a glimmer of hope amidst challenging circumstances.

Despite enduring harsh conditions that include insufficient nourishment and unfavourable learning environments, these resilient young individuals continue to pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.

Dr. Keddi emphasized that the Keddi Foundation remains committed to its mission of serving the community and promoting well-being, even in the post-COVID era.

Furthermore, he highlighted that the foundation's donation of these items to refugees is part of their ongoing efforts to improve their quality of life.

"Sharing the smallest things we possess can have a profound impact on those who lack them. A pen or book may appear insignificant to those who can afford them, but we often receive reports of candidates missing UNEB exams due to a lack of a pen. I cannot stand idly by and witness this, especially when I envision a better community," said Steven Zuluba.

He added that in the current economic situation, parents often struggle with school fees, so providing students with even a single pen, sanitary towels, soap, or a book can be highly motivating.

This year, the Keddi Foundation plans to focus its efforts on the Western, Northern, and Central regions of the country.

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