KAMPALA — Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, one of the trustees of the Ruparelia Foundation has announced that the charity will work undertaken with The Royal Ascot Races to extend sanitation services, launched in Kamwokya’s ghetto on Friday morning will be expanded to cover the whole country.
“We shall work with this team to extend the project all over the country and it will run for five years,” Rajiv said on Friday, December 6 during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of toilets and other sanitary facilities in Kamwokya’s Good Samaritan Primary School. The project, which is carried out using plastic bottles collected from the slum is expected to improve sanitation in the area.
The Ruparelia Foundation is supporting Good Samaritan Primary School through the Ghetto Research Lab to keep the environment clean and create employment opportunities.
This year, the annual Royal Ascot Goat races took place on October 12, 2019, at Speke Resort in Munyonyo, attracting some of the biggest names in the country. The event was attended by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, diplomats, politicians, businessmen and socialites like Judith Heard.
The proceeds from the Royal Ascot Races are used to help communities meet their needs like sanitation facilities.
The Royal Ascot Races is part of the social corporate responsibility of the Ruparelia Group and Ruparelia Foundation. Cash collections from the event in 2018 funded Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme benefiting. Under the programme 250 children were supported to train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club.
Uganda Breweries Limited Tusker Malt were the main sponsor with Robbialac, NTV, Goldstar Insurance Company, Sanyu FM and Speke Resort Munyonyo, Ruparelia Foundation being the other sponsors.