KAMPALA — Uganda Baati Limited donated more than 300 MaxCover roofing sheets and free accessories on Friday, July 23 to renovate Sanyu Babies Home with a new roof.
Ms. Macklean Kukudakwe Ainebyoona the head of marketing at
Uganda Baati handed over the donation to Mrs. Barbara Nankya Mutagubya, the director of Sanyu Babies Home, at the home premises in Namirembe, Kampala.
The donation is coming
at a time as the oldest orphanage in the country, it housed nearly 50 babies (aged 1 day to 4 years), and has long suffered from roof leaks, threatening the babies and their caregivers.
Sanyu Babies’ Home cares for abandoned children, most of whom are rehabilitated before being transferred to permanent homes for adoption.
However, the house has never been renovated in nearly 45 years, leaving most of its facilities in a worrying state.
In light of the plight of Sanyu Babies Home, Uganda Baati will renovate the children’s main dormitory and some of the extensions housing the children with Maxcover sheets.
Ms. Kukundakwe emphasized Uganda Baati’s commitment to provide quality shelter to Ugandans.
“Our CSR pillars include: Health, Education, Environment and Shelter. This specific initiative at Sanyu Babies Home falls within the pillar of shelter. It is therefore not surprising that our organization quickly resonated with this goal in particular.”
Uganda Baati’s pledge to support the house at a time when most companies are looking for ways to cut funding comes as a boon to the house,” noted Mutagubya, director of Sanyu Babies.
“For a building that is over 90 years old, this refurbishment would have been far too long. It is very reassuring to know that the orphans and their caretakers finally do not have to worry about their living conditions,” said the Corporate Communications Officer, Mr Emmanuel Awori.
Uganda Baati has proven time and again its commitment to rehabilitate and restore centers that serve the public in one way or another. As part of this effort, the company rehabilitated the Agago Health Center in northern Uganda in May this year.
This ward, which houses the maternity ward and outpatient clinic, can now function fully and provide adequate care for patients while they are nursed to recover.
“Works to renovate the roof of Sanyu Babies home will start today, as all necessary roofing sheets and accessories have been handed over. We expect that the glory of this home will be restored while continuing to care for the vulnerable children,” Ms Kukudakwe added.
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