2015 has been a great year to several artistes and today being throwback Thursday, we take a look at the philanthropic side of Juliana Kanyomozi.
The singer who is undoubtedly one of the best female artistes in the country if not the best, exclusively talked to Chano8 about her charity school which is training to eradicate poverty in Uganda.
The highly talented singer who excited fans at Coke Studio said that she owns Tapu girls’ school with her mother.
‘It’s especially for young girls out there in the village in Fortportal. Girls who have not gotten an opportunity to go into a classroom or maybe the parents can’t afford it anymore. This is because the more I visited Fortportal, the more I noticed that there were so many girls just sitting by the roadside orby the shop helping their mother and I felt there is something I could do especially for the girls where I come from.’
‘It’s still growing, it’s not easy and we are hoping we can get people to help us to come board and sponsor us, but right now we doing it by ourselves, me, my mum and my aunt and it’s a joy to see these girls happy,’ she said.
Juliana further said that they usually follow up with the girls after school, to see if they have gotten jobs and if they have contacts they also help them or if they want to start a business they still help them because the things they learn are like cooking and sewing basically things that can help them start a small business of their own.
Have a look at the exclusive interview below.