Ruparelia Foundation together with partners have donated more than 5,000 gifts and goodies to hundreds of needy children in an End of Year Donation excursion.
Ruparelia Foundation is the charitable arm of the Ruparelia Group, a conglomerate owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia.
Under the theme “Giving Is Not about Making a Donation but Making a Difference”, the Foundation in December last year announced a call for donations from well-wishers to give in items such as toys, clothes and anything usable to the vulnerables and the needy children as a way of sharing the love and extending sustain while celebrating the New Year with annual gift hampers.
In a glamorous event which was held on Wednesday January 5, 2021, various orphanages across the vicinity including notably; The Eseza Foundation located in Gayaza, Rwenzori Mumta’zi Orphanage Uganda (Islamic Orphanage) found in Katiti, Kakiri and Angel’s Centre for Children with Special located in Balabakulu, Wakiso joyfully walked away with various gift hampers.
Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director, Rajiv Ruparelia said their goal is to have improved livelihoods in society and to enhance a solution directly or with strategic partners from the business, government and non-profit sector.
“Eseza Foundation has a number of children battling cancer and they need all our sustain, love and prayers. We choose to donate to Eseza because it is a home that takes care of unprotected children living with Cancer. I upon all well-wishers out there to take time and visit the children in addition as donate to sustain them,” he said.
Eseza Foundation commended Ruparelia Foundation for always coming onboard whenever invited. They say, one of the challenges they confront is income and financial sustainability and called upon the government and all well-wishers to give a helping hand.
Angel’s Centre for Children with Special Needs is another centre supported by Ruparelia Foundation. It is a set up an ‘early learning center for children with special needs established to enhance the quality of lives of children with special needs by promoting and protecting their rights.
The Executive Director Namboze Rose Niwagaba said the purpose of the centre is to create an ecosystem where children with disabilities will prosper and reach their complete possible.
It is important for disabled children to be stimulated and supported in their development at a very early age, as it is at an early age that children are nevertheless strongly developing and have the capacity to learn many new things mentally and physically.
Rwenzori Mumta’zi Orphanage Uganda is an Islamic children’s orphanage with its own school that takes care of unprotected children and widows. by the Ruparelia Foundation, the Islamic Orphanage has been able to sustain over 253 children with access to education and scholastic materials. The Orphanage seeks to expand in order to reach out to more unprotected children and widows within the community.
Shiekh Muhammad Swaleh Masereka the Director of Rwenzori Mumta’zi Orphanage thanked the Ruparelia Foundation for the endless sustain and call out for more sustain especially with accommodation and their new project of soap making.
While handing over the goodies, Jerely Fernandez on behalf of the Ruparelia Foundation also thanked all sponsors who endeavoured to give towards the donation excursion notably, Pearl Dairy, Dembe Distributors, Kampala Siti Industries, Supreme Flexibond (U) Limited, AMMADI Group and Shreeji.
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