Fresh Dairy has donated over 3,200 litres of milk in total to four (4) less privileged communities including Uganda Burns and Plastic Surgery Institute – Kiruddu Mulago hospital, Bless a Child Foundation, Butabika hospital and Ntinda School for the Deaf.
This is in a bid to give back to the communities in which Fresh Dairy operates, while helping to boost the health and nutrition of the recipients who are in dare need of it.
Marketing Manager, Brookside Limited, the producers of Fresh Dairy products – Vincent Omoth said: “‘As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, Fresh Dairy believes in continuously giving back healthy and nutritious products to the communities in which we operate. This ensures that even the less privileged get an opportunity to enjoy our products. For this reason, we have donated over 3,200 litres of milk over the past 1 week alone to 4 less privileged communities.”
Dr. Namatovu Christine of Uganda Burns and Plastic Surgery Institute, an NGO that looks after over 500 burns patients every year, said that most of the burns patients are children below the age of 5 years who are mainly burnt by hot water/food from unprotected cooking areas.
She further noted that these children have high nutritional needs of which milk is key. She applauded Fresh Dairy, and noted that their patients stay in the Ward from 3 weeks to even more than 6 months.
Elias Anguyo, a teacher at The Ntinda School for the Deaf thanked Fresh Dairy for the good gesture and acknowledged that it is such joint efforts that go along-way in supporting the deaf children under their care.
The Ntinda School for the Deaf is a Government aided Primary School that looks after deaf children with multiple disabilities. The school’s primary task is to cater for the education, interests and special needs of deaf children in Uganda. The school has over 200 children aged between 4 years to 14 years, and often remains their place of solace even after they complete school.
Dr. David Basangwa, Executive Director – Butabika hospital said, ‘At Butabika hospital, we’re registering an increasing number of patients that are reporting for services with an average of between 800 and 850 patients at any one time, with 100 – 200 being outpatients. All these
Bless a Child Foundation which also benefited from this CSR is a non-profit organization that provides care support services to children from the ages of 0 – 12 years suffering from Paediatric cancer and related infections.
Brian Walusimbi, Founder and Executive Director – Bless a Child Foundation thanked Fresh Dairy for the milk donation which will go a long way in supplementing the diet of their Paediatric cancer patients.
By Drake Nyamugabwa