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MTN Uganda Donates mattress and beds to St. Joseph’s Aid Society in Kyankwanzi

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  • Over the past decade, the MTN Foundation has dedicated UGX 30 billion to more than 250 projects in education, health, youth empowerment, water, sanitation, and hygiene, significantly impacting communities nationwide and solidifying its role as a catalyst for positive change and development in Uganda.
  • Some other beneficiaries of this initiative include Kalaa Mugosi Women Empowerment in Sironko, Safe Water Uganda in Gulu City, Soul Rescue Mission in Kyegegwa, Rotaract Club of Masaka, Prime Time at Makerere University in Kampala, and Tusitukire Wamu Development Association in Wakiso District.

Yesterday, MTN Uganda, through its MTN Foundation, presented school beds and mattresses valued at sh20 million to St. Joseph’s Aid Society, a community-focused organization dedicated to supporting vulnerable students in Kyankwanzi District.

This act reflects MTN Uganda’s broader commitment to enhancing community well-being and empowering the next generation through its MTN Changemakers initiative. Since its inception, this initiative has been central to MTN Uganda’s corporate social responsibility strategy, focusing on meaningful projects addressing crucial needs in education, health, economic empowerment, and beyond.

The donation to St. Joseph’s Aid Society is a continuation of this commitment, aiming to create safer and healthier living environments for the students under the society’s care.

Sylvia Mulinge, CEO of MTN Uganda, emphasized the company’s dedication to making a significant impact in the communities it serves. She highlighted that these beds aren’t just furniture but essential for ensuring every child has a secure place to rest and rejuvenate, thereby nurturing their potential and enabling them to concentrate on their education.

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Mulinge reiterated MTN Uganda’s belief in providing access to better social services like education and health for all, stating that collaboration is essential for achieving greater outcomes. The partnership with St. Joseph’s Aid Society exemplifies this commitment, embodying their motto: “Together, We’re Unstoppable.”

St. Joseph’s Aid Society, providing shelter, care, and educational support to over 255 students in Kyankwanzi District, has been a beacon of hope for many families and learners facing tough challenges in life.

The donation of 80 new school beds will help eliminate health risks associated with poor sleeping conditions, fostering a healthier and more conducive environment for learning and development.

Rev. Fr. William Ggayi, the Director of St. Joseph’s Aid Society, expressed immense gratitude for MTN Uganda’s generous donation, emphasizing how these beds will significantly enhance the lives of their students, providing them not just comfort but dignity as well.

The handover event was attended by representatives from MTN Uganda, St. Joseph’s Aid Society, local government officials, and community members, all expressing gratitude and support for the initiative.

Under the MTN Changemakers Initiative, the MTN Foundation allocated UGX 500 million for 25 selected projects nationwide, covering economic empowerment, education, health, water, sanitation, and hygiene, targeting youth, women, persons with disabilities, and rural communities.

Some other beneficiaries of this initiative include Kalaa Mugosi Women Empowerment in Sironko, Safe Water Uganda in Gulu City, Soul Rescue Mission in Kyegegwa, Rotaract Club of Masaka, Prime Time at Makerere University in Kampala, and Tusitukire Wamu Development Association in Wakiso District.

Over the past decade, the MTN Foundation has dedicated UGX 30 billion to more than 250 projects in education, health, youth empowerment, water, sanitation, and hygiene, significantly impacting communities nationwide and solidifying its role as a catalyst for positive change and development in Uganda.

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