Kimbra Foundation Celebrates Official Grand Opening
The Kimbra Foundation celebrated its official grand opening on May 21, 2014 at the offices of hosts and Kimbra co-founders Dr. Al Sears, M.D. and Barbara Kimbugwe.
Guests enjoyed an evening with music, food and a special slideshow presentation featuring Kimbra Foundation’s work nurturing and supporting the underserved children of Uganda. In one of the poorest nations in the world, Kimbra provides basic necessities, including food, shelter, clothing and a solid educational base.
Ms. Kimbugwe said, “As a child growing up in Kampala, Uganda, I came from a modest home, but was blessed to have a loving family, food, shelter, clothing and education. But there were so many children who were not so fortunate. I didn’t have to travel far from my town to witness extreme poverty. My goal has been to use my influence as Miss Uganda to raise money and help these precious children.”
The Kimbra Foundation concentrates its efforts in the underserved rural areas of Kampala, the largest city and capital of Uganda. Here, some of the worst health conditions can be found due to harsh conditions and limited resources. Like many regions throughout Africa, Uganda suffers from widespread disease and malnutrition.
Dr. Sears, a local medical physician and health rights advocate, has travelled to Uganda and witnessed first-hand how the family’s struggle just to survive and provide the basic necessities, can hinder a child’s ability to get an education.
According to Dr. Sears, “When we support the community with their basic needs such as food, fresh water, shelter and medical care … we are improving the lives of the children and opening doors so they can get a proper education. By nurturing these young children and providing them with support in their education and personal growth we are not only helping them as individuals … but we’re also helping the entire community by developing the leaders of the future.”
The Kimbra Foundation thanks all who attended and donated.