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Chimpanzee sanctuary receives Ruparelia Foundation support

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th May 2020 06:26 PM

Valentina Ajay, an executive at Ruparelia Foundation Executive Valentina Ajay handed over the donation

Chimpanzee sanctuary receives Ruparelia Foundation support

Dr. Rukundo appends his signature to documents acknowledging the donation as Ajay looks on

Valentina Ajay, an executive at Ruparelia Foundation Executive Valentina Ajay handed over the donation

Ruparelia Foundation has donated sh10m to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust), which will be used to feed chimpanzees at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Valentina Ajay, an executive at Ruparelia Foundation Executive Valentina Ajay handed over the donation in form of a cheque to Dr.Joshua Rukundo, the Executive Director of Chimpanzee Trust.

"These funds will go a long way to ensuring the survival of the rescued and orphaned chimpanzees in our care as we navigate the effects of a lockdown brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic," Dr Rukundo said in a statement.

 Dr. Rukundo and Ajay pose fo photographs with a dummy cheque. Courtesy photos

The donation follows an appeal by Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary whose operations have been affected by the lockdown due to COVID-19. The operations of Ngamba Island are largely dependent on tourist revenue which is at a standstill in the entire world with travel bans in different continents.

 Dr.Rukundo (left), Ajay and an official of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary pose fo photographs with a dummy cheque. Courtesy photos

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 and provides a home for over 50 orphaned chimpanzees.

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