Charity

The Weeknd donates $100,000 to a maternity and children’s centre in Uganda

DONATION: The Weeknd

THE WEEKND has donated $100,000 to a maternity and children’s centre in Uganda, it has been reported.

The “Starboy” hitmaker was inspired to support the centre after learning of his friend, rapper French Montana’s work with Global Citizen and Mama Hope to help raise awareness for the Suubi Health Center and the people of Uganda.

French Montana also donated $100,000 to Suubi and launched an online campaign called #Unforgettable that has helped fund a blood bank, premature incubators, cribs and other maternity supplies.

The Weeknd’s donation enabled Suubi to complete construction of the first floor of the maternity clinic and increase its capacity of serving 56,000 people to 260,000 people.

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