Following a successful 2015 MTN Kampala Marathon with the theme “Run for Kampala”, MTN Uganda and partners handed over the Ushs. 500 million collected to the Kampala Capital City Authority to implement the bio-sanitation water and sanitation project in five deserving government aided primary schools in Kampala district. The schools to benefit from this project include; Nsambya Police P.S, Kasubi Church of Uganda P.S, Kitebi P.S, Kisaasi P.S and Naguru Katale P.S. The intervention intended to improve access to quality toilet services, waste management and promotion of green technologies through use of biogas for cooking in schools.
Previous projects funded by proceeds from the MTN Kampala Marathon have included; Water projects in Kotido and Nakapiripirit Districts both located in the Karamoja Region, Amuria District, Kiryandongo District and Kisoro District; Mama Kits for expectant mothers displaced by the war in Gulu district and free housing initiatives across the country in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The water projects aimed at creating access to clean and safe drinking water for the beneficiary communities included digging of wells, building of sanitation facilities, facilitating quality maternal health care, improve human habitat environment for the returnees
and development of sustainability community WASH committees.
In November 2013, the MTN Foundation handed ten new booths, constructed in different locations along the 21km Northern By-Pass route, to the Uganda Police Force. The booths valued at approximately Ushs. 110 million, have gone a long way in supporting the Uganda Police with community policing as well as enhancing their Emergency Response activities in the area.
The MTN Uganda Foundation partnered with Community-Based Tourism Initiatives (COBATI), a non-profit NGO whose main purpose is to support local people in Uganda to participate and benefit from rural community tourism initiatives. The MTN partnership with COBATI was especially designed to empower and promote the unique culture and traditional way of life of the Nubian community in Bombo, and indeed Uganda as a whole, through the promotion of rural-based tourism.
Our partnership with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the Uganda Red Cross Society towards the Bududa landslides spans a long number of years. We were together in 2010 when the landslides first occurred and contributed through the donation of rescue and relief aid; we followed the relocated persons affected by the landslides to Kiryandongo and through the 2012 MTN Kampala Marathon constructed boreholes to support the provision of water. We did not stop here but also constructed several houses for shelter to families relocated to kiryandongo from Bududa.
In May 2019, we delivered relief aid to the people affected by the landslides. The relief items worth Ushs. 30million include; 200 cooking pots, 200 Jerrycans, 600 cups, 600 plates, 100 kitchen knives, 100 ladles, 300 blankets, 300 bars of laundry soap, 100 tarpaulins, 300 mosquito nets, 100 mats and 100 20ltr buckets. In the same spirit the MTN Foundation installed 100 solar lamps in Bunambutye Resettlement Camp, Bulambuli district a place accommodating the landslide survivors.
MTN Arena Lugogo
In October 2008, the MTN Foundation signed an MOU with the National Council of Sports to renovate and refurbish the Lugogo indoor stadium. The newly refurbished facility was opened on 27th October 2010 by H.E. President Yoweri Museveni. It serves at a training ground for athletes, hosts national and international tournaments for the Uganda nation teams of basketball, boxing, badminton, netball among others
MTN Solar Lighting Project
MTN Uganda Foundation signed a partnership with Fenix Limited a solar energy company to provide lighting solution to schools off grid and in hard to reach areas such as Islands. The project will see over 100 school reading rooms installed with solar lighting. The project cost Ugx382m.