Friday, June 9, 2017

NEWS: Singer The Weeknd Donates Over UGX 300 Million To Ugandan Health Center


 In entertainment news, The Weeknd is helping a medical facility in East Africa fund a new clinic. 

The “Starboy” singer donated $100,000 (about Ugx 350 million) to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility located in Budondo, Uganda.


According to news sources, The Weeknd was motivated to make a donation because of French Montana’s work to raise awareness for the health center through Global Citizen, a social action platform, and Mama Hope.

The Moroccan rapper has been spreading the word through his #Unforgettable Dance video which is touted as a “call to action to raise awareness for the needs of Suubi and the people of Uganda.”

In March, Montana traveled to Uganda to shoot the “Unforgettable” music video.

Once he landed in Uganda, Montana met with the founders of the Suubi Center, and spoke with community members about some of the challenge that they face (especially new mothers and babies).

Montana was so inspired by the visit that he pledged the first $100,000 donation to help pay for ambulances, premature incubators, cribs and a blood bank for the Suubi community as reported by news sources.

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