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Charity and fun at the 40 days over 40 smiles fundraiser

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th May 2017 10:12 AM

The organisation with a foot in charity attracted quite the social scene, or as many would prefer to call it; a party with a cause.

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Esther Kalenzi, founder of the organization

The organisation with a foot in charity attracted quite the social scene, or as many would prefer to call it; a party with a cause.

They might have set out to celebration five years of existence, but the 40 days over 40 smiles dinner, was more about fundraising.

The organisation with a foot in charity attracted quite the social scene, or as many would prefer to call it; a party with a cause.

A good cause; that is! Their event, a flag off to a series of events that should see them raise a staggering Sh400m in the next five years, attracted many of the city cooperates.

Held at the Kampala Serena hotel last Friday, it should have started at 7pm but did an hour later as the venue, Victoria hall, only started to fill up after an hour.

At 9pm, dinner was served, but before then, the unforgettable Naava Grey, singing her hit songs Soka Lami and Nteredde, would take over the room.

 

Her performance would be followed by the acappella singing Canaan Gents, right before the guests were ushered to devour the evening’s dinner buffet.

As reminders of the cause were made by the night’s Master of Ceremony, a one Ronnie Habasa, the next performances of the night were in motion.

Hard to miss was Ruyonga, one of the country’s top hip-hop artiste, the multi-talented Afrie and of course Sandra Suubi. Suubi’s epic performance of her re-known song, Togwamu suubi, which means, don’t lose hope, opened up hearts to giving.

Overwhelmed, the warm Esther Kalenzi, founder of the organization could not stop saying thank you. Noerine Kaleeba, the founder of The Aids Support Organisation (TASO), was impressed by Kalenzi’s strides.

 

She emphasized social enterprise and patience and asked the guests never to tire of doing good. Monies received will go towards building learning centers for the less fortunate. You too could join the cause by checking an app called appabout. 

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