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MTN Foundation donates, visits Bududa landslide victims

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The MTN Foundation has today, following its donation of Shs50m towards the relief efforts of the landslide affected people in Bududa, delivered some relief items to the community. MTN contributed to the Uganda Red Cross drive to raise Shs1.2bn to help the people of Bukalasi Subcounty, Bududa District that were affected by landslides. MTN contributed Shs50m to the cause. More to that, the MTN staff also contributed an assortment of items. Bryan Mbasa, the MTN Foundation Manager handed over these items to the Uganda Red Cross society in Bududa.

“It is a tragedy what happened to the people of Bukalasi sub-county. Our role as a foundation is to ensure that we contribute towards improvement of livelihoods of people. Some of the people affected by the landslides have lost almost everything. It is important that as a company that operates in Uganda, we get to assist in the relief efforts as a good corporate citizen. We do hope that what we have contributed adds to the already existing efforts being done by the URS and the government,” Mbasa said.

The MTN Uganda staff on realising what had happened in Bududa launched an internal campaign, #StandWithBududa where they collected an assortment of clothing and other non-food items towards the welfare of the affected persons. Some of the MTN staff also attended the handover of these items in Bududa. The mobilization of these items is in addition to what the MTN Foundation contributed to URS.

“It is only fair that the welfare of the affected people improves. At this stage there is a combination of grief and pain that they are going through. We call upon Ugandans who can contribute towards this cause to do so because the people of Bukalasi in Bududa need all the help available,” Mbasa further noted.

Approximately over 139 households were affected after their houses were washed away and others severely damaged after River Suume burst its banks. Sadly, 43 people lost their lives in this tragic incident.

The MTN Uganda Foundation is a non-profit entity that was inaugurated in July 2007 as a vehicle through which MTN Uganda implements its corporate social investments (CSI). The main objective of the foundation is to improve the quality of life in communities across the country by supporting and implementing sustainable projects in education, health, art and sciences, sports and other national priorities.

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New hub to empower Somali refugees living in Uganda launched

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A team from the US Embassy poses for a group photo with some of the students at Hope Hub during the launch ceremony on Wednesday.

A team from the US Embassy poses for a group photo with some of the students at Hope Hub during the launch ceremony on Wednesday.

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Local NGO, iProfile Foundation, in partnership with the US Mission Uganda, has launched a new initiative aimed at empowering the Somali refugees living in Uganda. On Wednesday, they officially opened a community school in Kisenyi, Kampala called Hope Hub which offers vocational education to the Somali community.

Hope Hub is indeed a beacon of hope to the refugees and was welcomed with overwhelming support from the Somali community. With  less than a month since its inception, they have already admitted over 100 students with more individuals continuing to show interest in enrolling for the different programs offered every passing day.

According to Omar Ali, the chairman iProfile Foundation, the hub equips students with life skills and knowledge needed to easily integrate with the local community and also make a living for themselves.

“We are helping Somali people who are now living in Uganda to integrate into the local community,” he said. “We are taking baby steps, and hopefully in future we will include Luganda lessons on our curriculum.”

Hope Hub currently offering six classes which include knitting, make-up, ICT, photography, henna art and English lessons which are conducted daily from Monday to Saturday.

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Ugandan movie “Veronica’s Wish” to be premiered this month

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New Ugandan Movie “Veronica’s Wish” is set to be premiered this month.

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The film that stars Malaika Nyanzi, Nisha Kalema, Moushema Housen and Simon Kalema will be premiered on November 17, at Kampala Serena Hotel.

According to the organizers, the premiere will feature a red carpet.

“Veronica’s Wish” was written and produced by multi award winning film maker Nisha Kalema and directed by multi award winning film director Rehema Nanfuka.

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Michael Jackson claims highest-paid Dead Celebrity Title for sixth consecutive year

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Michael Jackson topped the dead celebrities rich list for a sixth year in a row.

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The King of Pop, who died in 2009, remains the top-earning star beyond the grave, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to a $399 million (£313 million) windfall over the past year.

The “Thriller” star has now made £1.8 billion in the nine years since his death.

Elvis Presley, the father of Jackson’s former wife Lisa Marie Presley, comes in second on the 2018 dead celebrities rich list with $39.5 million (£31 million), while golfer Arnold Palmer is third.

Source: Aceshowbiz

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