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South African PJ Powers Pledges To Develop ‘Invisible’ Ugandan Community

Besides having a concert, South African musician PJ Powers is willing to do so much in Uganda than music as she further invested in sustainable social solutions through processes derived from a variety of public and private performances. 

The announcement came after the musician was hosted as a keynote speaker during a business breakfast, hosted by the South African High Commission at Sheraton Hotel previously.

“You have my pledge that I will be involved in helping to make your dreams come true and assist Kalagi” pledged PJ Powers. 

The gathering attended by the South African High Commissioner in Kampala, Professor Major General Lekoa Solly Molo, and leading business officials was also the first official announcement of the partnership between South African NGO Khulisa Social Solutions and Grow Movement in Uganda who have joined forces with the Founder of Beatrice Secondary School, (BSC) Regina Nasseremba, to address poverty, skills development and unemployment in the ‘invisible’ community of Kalagi in the Kyankwazi District. 

PJ Powers speaking during a business breakfast, hosted by the South African High Commission at Sheraton Hotel Kampala on her recent visit.

PJ Powers visited the community to launch her song Home to Africa, collaboration between herself and Ugandan pop performers Radio & Weasel and it was during that time that she felt she needed to do something.   

“It was an unbelievable experience for us”, exclaimed Regina, the proprietor of the Beatrice Secondary School which is going to benefit from Power’s gesture.  “Our community couldn’t believe that somebody as famous as PJ Powers had actually taken the time to travel over eight hours just to visit our community and to perform.  We haven’t stopped talking about it ever since.” 

 

Beatrice Secondary School Kyankwanzi (BSSK) is a secondary school in the village of Kalagi, part of the Kyankwanzi district. It is a day and boarding school was founded and built on inherited property, by Regina Nasseremba, a teacher who graduated from a three-year further education course in business administration in Switzerland. She returned to Uganda in 2010 to begin to realize her dream of building her school, which now houses 320 students, the majority of whom are boarders.

 

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