By Ivan Mwine
The Indian Community in Uganda, together with Absa Bank, have Sunday donated food items worth millions of shillings to children at Butabika Village, Nakawa Division.
The exercise which was spearheaded by members of the Indian Association in Uganda, officials from Absa bank and Care International Uganda, was aimed at giving the helpless children food and social amenities that will help them during the COVID-19 lockdown and to celebrate the forthcoming Eid Adha.
Some of the items that were donated included sacks of sugar, rice, maize flour, several boxes of soap, a gas stove, among others.
According to their website, the Mission of the Indian Association of Uganda, which started in the early 1980s, is to;
“Our mission is to help society to support charitable endeavors to work to serve the common good, to demonstrate loyalty to country and nation and to defend the dignity of mankind and to create the good relationship between the Ugandan Indians and Ugandan Africans .
Encourage educational, communal, and artistic wellbeing of Indians residing in Uganda.
To encourage, systematize, sustain such actions to persuade the expansion and progression of Indian attitude and culture.
To set up schools for sports, education, and other identical activities in the interest and to support Ugandan and Indian Community Living in Uganda.