Not even the blistering sun rays would stop this group of vehement youth from giving back to the community. Under an umbrella of a particular organisation, garnered, used their expertise to give back to the community.
Over the weekend on Saturday 7th February saw about 500 people receive free medical care and over 450 of those tested for HIV at St John Baptist Primary School Kibuli.
The medical camp organised by a young volunteers under a charity organisation, 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation in collaboration with International Medical Group and Reach A Hand all charity foundations provided free medical checkups; dental, general checkups, Sexual health education and STD sensitisation.
Medical personnel’s from various hospitals too lent a hand assisted by medical students from Makerere University dominated other campuses. Many Makerere medical students were seen donned in their medical coats labelled with either his/her name or registration number.
Kahuura Doris a lawyer and volunteer with the 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation, tweeted. “When the spirit of volunteering dies there is no more progress in society.”
The former Prime Minister, Hon John Patrick Amama Mbabazi showed up and pledged support for these youthful volunteers.
Amama Mbabazi appended his signature on the 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation volunteers log book; officially becoming a volunteer to the charity foundation.
Many youths submerged in joy clang and struggled for autographs and selfies with the former Prime Minister while for some political enthusiastic youth like one journalist doubling as a law student, Raymond Mujuni tweeted, “So Amama Mbabzi is here for the #4040MedCamp so we are officially certified.”