Vipers FC president Lawrence Mulindwa last evening received a honorary doctorate degree from London Graduate School (Commonwealth University) at a colourful event during the ongoing Dubai Leadership Summit.
This doctorate is given to people that have distinguished themselves in development of their respective communities.
The former Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) president was recognised for his contributions to Uganda’s education and sports sectors including being the first Ugandan to build a stadium.
“I feel greatly honoured to be recognised by such an international university. This award shows that what we are doing touches people’s lives,” said Mulindwa.
Mulindwa has single-handedly built a competitive football club (Vipers) which represented Uganda at last year’s Caf Confederations Cup. He has also been instrumental in the education sector through his school, St Mary’s SS Kitende, one of the best-performing schools in the country.
Through Mulindwa Foundation, Mulindwa has offered bursaries to thousands of orphans, disadvantaged and disabled children over years. His foundation also takes care of old people and widows.
Currently, Mulindwa employs hundreds of people at Vipers including players, coaching staff, support staff and service providers.
At his school, at least 300 students are studying on either academic or sports bursaries. His foundation also caters for another 300 students in other academic institutions.