THE ‘POWER A HOME’ CAMPAIGN SET TO LIGHT UP THE FIRST 100 HOMES
Mayuge- Thursday 25th April 2019 - The ‘Power a Home’ campaign; an initiative of the Empowering the Future Foundation(EFF) in partnership with Village Power Uganda, Miss Uganda Foundation and MAAD Advertising, that seeks to empower 10,000 vulnerable rural families in Uganda with Solar energy is set to light the first 100 vulnerable homes in Uganda.
The campaign that was launched during a fundraiser breakfast on the 26th March at the Hotel Africa will hold it’s first ‘Switch on” Event in Mayuge District , home of the reigning Miss Uganda/ Miss World Africa; Miss Quiin Abenankyo
‘’I come from the Eastern part of Uganda, a region with the highest rate of teenage pregnancies with one out of four 13-17yr old girls pregnant or a mother. I want to encourage teenage mothers to go back to school by providing resources and skills. When you educate a girl, you educate the entire community!’’ She highlighted during the ‘Switch On’ event in Mayuge district.
The Guest of Honour; Member of Parliament Mayuge District thanked the campaign organizers for considering Mayuge as a beneficiary district of this initiative and pledged to support the initiative.
Also speaking at the event, Sumaya Kiwanuka Project Manager Power A Home campaign reaffirmed the Foundation’s commitment to keeping a girl in school and creating a positive
impact in the society
“Many homes in the rural areas do not have access to electricity and this leads to many children especially girls dropping out of school and getting pregnant among other things. We shall work with the Miss Uganda Foundation to ensure that the girl child stays in school. We also want every disadvantaged family to have access to electricity for positive development’’
“Most Ugandans are using traditional lighting methods. The fumes inhaled and domestic fires that could be started by tadobas pose a health and safety risk to the members of these families. Village Power wants to provide a safer lighting solution for Ugandans through provision of quality solar products. Solar is clean renewable energy and is safe for your health and the environment’’ said Ali Balunywa, Managing Director Village Power Uganda
Contributions to the campaign can be sent to 0707991177, 0787064756 in the name of: Empowering the Future Foundation Limited via mobile money or by direct bank deposit;
Account Name: Empowering the Future Foundation (EFF) Bank: Stanbic Bank
Account Number: 9030015815506