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SOS Children’s Villages Uganda Launches Fundraising Campaign

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda have launched a nationwide fundraising campaign to raise 6 billion shillings and support the Non-Governmental Organization increase the number of children in their care from 8,000 to 11,000 in the next three years.

(L-R) Muhereza Kyamutetera, Managing Director at Corporate Image Ltd, SOS Children's Villages Lesotho National Director, Robert Tseuoa and Olive Birungi Lumonya SOS Uganda National Director giving her remarks during the launch of the Fundraising Drive
(L-R) Muhereza Kyamutetera, Managing Director at Corporate Image Ltd, SOS Children’s Villages Lesotho National Director, Robert Tseuoa and Olive Birungi Lumonya SOS Uganda National Director giving her remarks during the launch of the Fundraising Drive

The campaign dubbed “Every Child Deserves A Chance. Be That Chance” spearheaded by SOS Children’s Villages of Kakiri, Fort Portal, Gulu and Entebbe in partnership with some Corporate Companies and organizations such as Corporate Image Ltd, Mild May Uganda, Government of Uganda, UHMG, and JCRC Mengo, requires Ugandans to come together and contribute to children living in these homes, giving them an opportunity of a normal life.

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Olive Birungi Lumonya, National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Uganda said they have so far looked after over 60,000 children, directly in their homes or their family units however they need help to support many more of these children as the Country is known to have the highest number of orphan children in the world.

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“We thought that it would be prudent if we sought help from our own backyard and ask willing and able Ugandans to come in and give us a hand so that together we can make a better life for all the children of Uganda.” Olive relayed at the Press conference in Entebbe.

Muhereza Kyamutetera, Managing Director at Corporate Image Ltd. briefs the media and SOS Uganda staff on campaign mechanics
Muhereza Kyamutetera, Managing Director at Corporate Image Ltd. briefs the media and SOS Uganda staff on campaign mechanics

Olive noted the drive is aimed at supporting orphaned and abandoned children left to fend for themselves at a tender age as a result of poverty, disease among other factors.

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“Every Child Deserves A Chance. Be That Chance” crusade will help us continue to support children in our Family Care, we offer children a home in our villages where they grow up like any another family setting as it is known that children thrive better in a family set up than an orphanage. Olive stated.

SOS Uganda staff try out the selfie frame during the Fundraising Campaign Launch in Entebbe
SOS Uganda staff try out the selfie frame during the Fundraising Campaign Launch in Entebbe

She further mentioned donation avenues and encouraged many both in Uganda and abroad to reach out and support these children.

Olive Birungi Lumonya, SOS Uganda's National Director poses with SOS children from one of the Entebbe SOS Homes. The children are under Mama Harriet's care

“You can donate through mobile money to (0776 505509/ 0705 505505), Bank deposits, online transfers and direct donations like clothes and food. You will receive a message automatically notifying you that we have received the donation or visit any of SOS Children’s homes across the country.” She concluded.

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