By Paul Mayambala
For years now, Jazz Safari founder Tshaka Mayanja has been a dedicated advocate for charity work.
Mayanja who started the Jazz Safari concerts 11 years ago has since been contributing money for charity projects every year through his annual Music Safari concerts.
Today, Mayanja together with American star, Mya and Carlton Lewis, Nobility Global paid a visit to the Cancer Institute Nsambya to check on the establishment and how its fairing.
The celebrities where taken on a tour of the facilities and shown the progress since its inauguration.
During the tour, Mya revealed that she has watched family close to her battle with cancer disclosing that her mother is a two-time cancer survivor. The singer offered comfort to cancer patients saying, “do not lose hope, it is not the end.”
Two laptops were later gifted to the cancer unit courtesy of Mya and Nobility Global, a technology company to support the unit’s record keeping and technological department.
“This unit maximizes efforts into awareness and screening for the most part. We have supported the unit step by step and with continued efforts and funds from other partners, we will surely make a difference,” said Fred Masadde, Board Member of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Program.
This year’s proceeds will be going to the training of more of the facility workers at the Rotary Cancer Institute in Nsambya being as the cancer institute has been a treatment center catering to cancer patients for two years now with Rotary Uganda playing a major role in collecting funds and purchasing equipment for the unit.
The act of charity was warmly received as Mya and her team prepare for the Johnnie Walker All Music Safari concert set to take place at the Lugogo Cricket Oval