French Montana Supports Suubi Health Center in Uganda


KAMPALA — Embracing the artistic dance culture of Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids from YouTube, rapper French Montana saw something new and innovative to add into his “Unforgettable” music video. The children of rural Uganda had their cameo back in March when he released the video. During his time getting to know the community he made his way to the Suubi Health Center.

This experience made him feel concerned about their wellbeing after he witnessed their obstacles. “I feel like sometimes God puts you in a platform where you’re supposed to help other people… That touched my heart when I went out there. I wanted to give them the shirt off my back and help as soon as possible,” French Montana told Billboard.

French Montana donated $100,000 to the MAMA HOPE Organization that will help pay for medical tools and a blood bank for the community of Suubi. French Montana hopes to raise awareness of the needs of Suubi and the people of Uganda.

MAMA HOPE’s mission is providing training and funding to collaboratively create sustainable projects that help the community while challenging mainstream perceptions of poverty. Funds raised go to the Suubi Health Center and local blood banks in Uganda.

MAMA HOPE has helped build Suubi into a public health center that helps thousands of natives to be able to use health education, immunizations and treatment services.

Suubi places emphasis on supporting and nurturing mothers and their children as more women try to obtain its services. But now the small clinic is running out of space. Thanks to the support of French Montana, it will now be able to support its necessary expansion.

With all the encouraging attention French Montana received he now wants to go beyond helping just one village. The challenge has been laid down on social media using the hashtag #UnforgettableDanceChallenge, and people all over the world have begun to take part.

Jalil Perry

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