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Championing Hope: UWESO Fundraiser at State House

Last evening marked a remarkable and heartwarming event that was a privilege for me to be part of. As the Honorary Consul of Namibia, I was represented by Mr. Gideon Kirumira, at the Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) Fundraiser held at the prestigious State House.

Mr. Gideon Kirumira at UWESO fundraiser at State House

The event was nothing short of inspirational, as it showcased the power of compassion and collective action in support of underprivileged children.

Maama Janet Museveni, the First Lady of Uganda and Minister of Education and Sports, led this noble cause with unwavering dedication. Her commitment to the well-being of vulnerable children reflects the highest ideals of philanthropy and humanitarianism.

First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni at UWESO fundraiser

Her words during the event resonated deeply within all of us: "By supporting initiatives like UWESO, we can strengthen the foundation of our nation and preserve the African 'extended family' culture, ensuring that no child is unloved or abandoned."

The UWESO Fundraiser was not just an event; it was a celebration of the spirit of giving, the essence of humanity, and the power of unity. It emphasized the collective responsibility we bear for the future of our children. UWESO, with its flagship project, the Masulita Children's Village (MCV), has been a sanctuary for countless orphans and vulnerable children.

Founded and patronized by the First Lady herself, UWESO represents the best of Uganda's commitment to philanthropy. It's a testament to the fact that, by nurturing our vulnerable children, we are nurturing the future of our nation.

In the words of Proverbs 11:25, "Generosity begets abundance." The generosity displayed during the fundraiser reflects a hopeful vision for Uganda—a nation that holds its vulnerable close to its heart.

This event was not just about financial contributions; it was about reaffirming our collective responsibility towards the well-being and future of our children. It was a reminder that the boundaries in Africa are artificial, and our shared heritage transcends these boundaries.

As Namibia's Honorary Consul to Uganda, I am deeply inspired by the commitment of leaders like Maama Janet Museveni and the incredible work of organizations like UWESO.

Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and ensure that hope always shines brightly.


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