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Sh60m for Katalemwa Children’s home  

By Martin Kitubi

Added 18th September 2017 02:44 PM

The funding for Katelemwa Cheshire Home is part of Community Social Responsibility activities by Grant Thornton Uganda aimed at promoting and sharing society with the community.

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The funding for Katelemwa Cheshire Home is part of Community Social Responsibility activities by Grant Thornton Uganda aimed at promoting and sharing society with the community.

 

Grant Thornton Uganda has set up a sh60m fund to support mentally and physically challenged children at Katalemwa Cheshire Children’s Home, located at Mpererwe in Kampala.  

Grant Thornton Uganda is a member of Grant Thornton International, a global independent assurance, tax and advisory firm.

“We are helping these children at Katalemwa because they should be happy and healthy just like other children that are not handicapped.” Anil Patel the managing partner at Grant Thornton Uganda told New Vision last week.  

He stressed that effective this year, Grant Thornton Uganda will support at least five children from the local communities whose families are unable to cater for their wellbeing at the home until their therapy is completed.  

The children and their caretakers will receive treatment, food, accommodation and bursaries upon recovery.  

The Katalemwa children’s home programme officer, Joan Opar noted that Grant Thornton intervened at a time of great need.

 “We have a capacity of close to 150 disabled children and they must have good food and a balanced diet. We thank them for the funding. We have partnered with them to identify disabled children in our communities for rehabilitation, after improving, children will be sent to schools.”  

The funding for Katelemwa Cheshire Home is part of Community Social Responsibility activities by Grant Thornton Uganda aimed at promoting and sharing society with the community.

Grant Thornton International along with its member firms in over 137 countries celebrates September 15th as Community Social Responsibility (CSR) and this year they have a theme dubbed,” Growing Together in the Community” Grant Thornton Uganda has organized a range of activities to celebrate the CSR day majorly focusing on health and education sectors, and focusing on strengthening compliance among civil society organizations.

Education In the education sector, the institution has partnered with the community at Namulonge in Wakiso District for refurbishment of Namulonge Secondary School.

Namulonge Senior Secondary School is located 20 kilometres from Kampala and is the only secondary school in the area accommodating about 400 students but faces several challenges such as old unsafe structures and a shortage of classrooms.  

“So far we have handed over classroom block, water tanks and built latrines at the school. And we are committed at providing a library and laboratory for the school,” Mirian Ndyanabo the manager people and culture at the firm said.

Grant Thornton Uganda also planted over 50 fruit trees last year the same school aimed at improving at nutrition of students and also provide a shed for them. Similar the tree planting exercise will continue and about 100 will be planted at the school.

Robert David Rwanyaga, the head teacher of Namulonge SS said: “Female teachers were sharing latrines with girls and it wasn’t proper for hygiene. Grant Thornton intervened and we have proper latrines.”  

 

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