Harris International (Riham) in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kasangati on Friday, 19th November officially launched the completion of the Makukuba project (Shared Love Junior School) in commemoration of World Children’s Day which is celebrated every year on 20th November.
The school has been established under a campaign dubbed “Adopt a village” and holds about 150 children from primary one to seven. The project was established in 2015 with the aim of constructing two classroom blocks for the school. Harris joined hands with Rotary in 2015 to transform the school that has transformed the Makukuba community to enable vocational studies and medical welfare among the locals.
It also went ahead to provide uniforms to children, sportswear, and exercise books. It also organized the school’s first-ever sports day event which took place in 2017.
Hariss International went ahead to announce the adoption of a new school in a neighboring village; Gonve village, and has commissioned this by laying its first brick, an act of contributing to Grace school-Gonve.
The schools are within a radius of 4km of the youth homesteads which will benefit the youth who have been suffering with long-distance movements, of about 5 to 10 kilometers to access education facilities.
Hariss International has contributed over UGX 100 million for both projects. Speaking at the event, Mr. Chadi. K. Ahmed, the Director of Hariss International confirmed that the growth of the company has enabled them to empower such projects in communities across the country, “Community transformation is at the core of who we are and what we do. This will not be our last project, there will be more to come.”
“It is important for Hariss to redirect the funds generated from the support of the community back into the community. The company’s objective is not to provide only quality food and beverages but to also see the holistic growth of communities in our country.” Racheal Luwedde, the Hariss International Public Relations Manager said.
Hariss International vowed to continue working hand in hand with the people to provide quality primary education across the country.