Alain Goetz, the former chief executive officer of African Gold Refinery, has pledged to continue supporting the Entebbe Children’s Welfare primary school, and help the institution cushion itself against the effects of the lockdown effects from the coronavirus pandemic.
The pledge is a continuation of the support that Goetz has been channelling to the school since 2015 when he was still based at Entebbe.
“I always ensure to visit the children at Entebbe Children’s Welfare primary school whenever I visit Uganda. Hopefully, when commercial flights resume globally, I will be able to come over and visit my lovely little friends,” Goetz said in an email communication.
Entebbe Children’s Welfare caters for children with special needs. Due to its limited finances, it relies heavily on well-wishers.
Goetz says he will continue to meet the full budgets for food and clothing for the children, something that he has been doing for years now.
He also supported the financing of a two-storey building that was commissioned by the First Lady and Minister of Education, Janet Kataha Museveni, in July 2019, increasing the school’s classroom, storage and sanitary facilities.
Before his intervention, the school had challenges of getting wheelchairs for its children. Goetz has bought wheelchairs for the children and has promised that any child who needs one will receive it.
Entebbe Children’s Welfare which was started in 1985, looks after 70 pupils.