Movit Products Limited (MPL) has contributed a total of Shs 30 million towards the construction of the Irene Gleeson Memorial Public Library and Youth Training Center that will enhance education growth in Kitgum district, northern Uganda.
For the fifth year running, Movit Products Limited has partnered with Irene Gleeson Foundation to support the lives of thousands of pupils and families across the region through ensuring that the work started by “Maama” Irene continues to live on.
Irene Gleeson was an Australian philanthropist recognized for her service to international relations, particularly through her sustained humanitarian work amongst children affected by war and HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda.
While handing over the Shs 30m package, the MPL Chief Commercial Officer, David Nsonyi said this year’s proceeds will go towards improving the standards of the people living in northern Uganda, primarily focusing on education and health.
“This year’s contribution is geared towards the completion of the construction of the Irene Gleeson Memorial public library and youth training center. The project that is still under construction started last year. Movit Products Ltd has this year given a total package valued at 30 Million Uganda Shillings as a contribution towards the Irene Gleeson Charity Walk,” Nsonyi said.
This Saturday July, 20, there will be a charity walk in which over 10,000 people in Kitgum are expected to participate.
The walk is the themed “Walking to promote learning and development” and is in honor of the life of Maama Irene Gleeson as well as aligned to supporting construction of the community library.
While receiving the package, the State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Okello Oryem noted that the facility that is under construction is the first of its kind in Acholi sub-region and will improve access to quality learning materials.
This will in turn advance learning for suitable development through literature, art and culture of the local community, help provide youth skilling opportunities for job creation as well as facilitating research, the Minister said.
Oryem acknowledged that Irene Gleeson was an ordinary woman and no single Ugandan has done the work that she did in Norther Uganda.
“I thank Movit for your contribution towards this noble cause, last year the company made a very fundamental contribution worth 80 Million Uganda shillings which helped us start the foundation of the library,” Oryem said.