The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Uganda has donated construction materials worth USD58,500 as their contribution towards the building the proposed Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)’s Bugolobi House.
The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Museveni, also the founder and Patron of UWESO, who was together with other top leaders of the Organization, received a USD58,500 dummy cheque from the Chinese Ambassador to Uganda H.E Zheng Zhuqiang at State Nakasero on Wednesday.
Mrs. Museveni appreciated the Chinese Embassy in Uganda for its willingness to contribute towards this project started by an organization that has always worked to support vulnerable children and families. She said UWESO will be more grateful if the Chinese community in Uganda are mobilized to also support this noble project.
Ambassador Zheng Zhuqiang said the Chinese Government is happy to provide some support to take care of orphans caused by diseases such as HIV/AIDS. He referred to the conference on Aids Prevention and Control hosted by the First Lady of China Mrs. Peng Liyuan for over 25 African First Ladies on the sidelines of the 2018 Beijing Summit on the Forum on China -Africa Cooperation, during which they committed to work in partnership to mobilize resources and explore opportunities for joint advocacy to HIV prevention in China and Africa.
He also talked about other areas of cooperation between China and Uganda in the field of Education which feature in the 8- point Beijing Action plan (2019-2021) of the declaration made by the President H.E Xi Jinping during the opening of the 2018 Beijing FOCAC Summit.
The Chairperson of UWESO National Executive Committee Rose Tumusiime reported that since the fundraising held at Entebbe State House in April 2017 for the UWESO Bugolobi House, some pledges have been paid but others are still pending and that there is need to mobilize more resources from friends and well-wishers for this project.(13/03/2019)