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'Expect more from corporates' – Okot

By David Namunyala

Added 15th August 2016 02:49 PM

“Corporates have a giving heart and if you put these items to proper use, then you will expect more."

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Corporate League chairman Richard Okot (right) displayS some of the donated scholastic items at Kiru Primary School in Abim district. (Credit: David Namunyala)

“Corporates have a giving heart and if you put these items to proper use, then you will expect more."

ABIM - Uganda’s Corporate League chairman Richard Okot has vowed to deliver more items next season if only the donations are put to proper use.

Okot made the remarks over the weekend at Kiru Primary School in Abim district after representatives from the 44 active Corporate League companies endured a distance of 428km from Kampala to try and better the lives of the pupils.

“Corporates have a giving heart and if you put these items to proper use, then you will expect more next time but if you don’t then they might not help you anymore,” Okot said as he addressed the masses during the handover ceremony.

A nursery school pupil demonstrates how a pool table game is played at Kiru Primary School. (Credit: David Namunyala)


 

 

 

A turkey incubating in an old classroom at Kiru Primary School. (Credit: David Namunyala)


This year’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity with a theme ‘promote education and sports’ saw the non-profit making sports body donate among others, 2000 pens, 2000 exercise books, 4000 pencils, 120 jerry cans, water harvest tanks, cement, paint and sh1.5m to construct a borehole at the school.

The items, according to the schools head teacher Mary Akech, will help to improve the lives of the pupils at the oldest school in the district, built in 1947 with a current population of over 1200 pupils.

The ceremony was also attended by among others the district’s Women MP Jennet Akech who vowed to follow up and make sure the donated items are put to proper use.

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