Airtel Uganda, The Smartphone Network, has today fulfilled a promise to build and handover a house to Jjajja Florence, an elderly lady from Kira who has been taking care of homeless children since the early 1980’s.

Jjajja Flora and her children pose with Airtel Uganda staff members at the event to hand over a new house built and furnished by Airtel Uganda

Jjajja Flora, whose story was featured on the premiering episode of Airtel’s ‘Together We Can’ TV Series, takes care of seventeen children who were dumped at her doorstep at a tender age by unknown women who shied away from their motherly responsibilities. Over the years, she has faced many difficulties, lack of accommodation and adequate living space for the children at her Kireka-based home being the major one.

Airtel Uganda, through their 52-part TV show that aims at exploring a range of issues currently being faced by all Ugandans, including poverty, health, education and selfless service, visited Jjajja Flora, listened to her story and promised her a new house in addition to solutions to difficulties such as school fees, food and medical bills.

Jjajja Flora cuts the ribbon to enter her new house built and furnished by Airtel Uganda

Speaking at the handover of the new house, Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. Tom Gutjahr said, “At Airtel, we are passionate about making a positive impact on the individuals and families in the communities in which we operate,” adding that the story of Jjajja Flora is not in isolation; there are many Ugandans doing so much to positively change the lives of other people and Airtel Uganda is out to find them and grant them one wish that will change their lives and enable them to continue helping others.

‘Together We Can’ is a 52-part TV show that will explore a range of issues currently being faced by all Ugandans, including poverty, health, education and selfless service. Each story that will be showcased on the series will end with the ultimate celebration of these Ugandan heroes when Airtel awards them with prizes that enable them to fulfill their dreams of helping others.

‘Together We Can’ airs on NTV, NBS and Bukedde TV.

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