Under his Amber Heart Foundation, which his nonprofit organization he registered in 2018, veteran musician Bebe Cool is on a nothing but a serious mission to end tuberculosis in Uganda
After his 2018 Golden Heart concert whose theme was to collect money to fund young children who had heart related diseases. Bebe Cool donated Ug Shs 60,000,000 towards that cause and the children were successfully operated in India and are back to Uganda in good health.
In the same year, he was appointed Global and Uganda Tuberculosis Ambassador because of his efforts to improve the lives of those who are needy in our communities through Amber Heart Foundation.
He successfully applied for United States Dollars 400,000 TB Reach Wave 7 Grant in April 2019 from Stop TB Partnership – TB Reach Initiative which is funded by the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A few days ago, the ‘Kabulengane’ singer was handed the cheque and it was allover the news that he had received the money
“I was asked to be part of the people who apply for a grant and I was asked to show them what I can do with the grant so as Amber Heart Foundation we knew we were good at giving so we came back so we came back and did the proposal and it was later alone accepted by TB Reach. We recently to go to Vietnam and continue to defend our proposal and lucky enough our defense was perfect so they gave 400,000 US dollars” Bebe Cool said at a press conference held at Torino Bar located in Kololo, Kampala on Thursday
The Grant will see Amber Heart Foundation carry out a number of activities aimed at finding missing Tuberculosis Patients within the districts of Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara. The activities shall kick off In December this year and shall run for the 14 Months.
On the journey to fight and end TB in the pearl of Africa, Bebe Cool called upon the journalists to back him up in spreading awareness about about the dangers of Tuberculosis, it’s symptoms, testing and medication required.