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Outreach to Africa

Uganda, AfricaUganda and US-based NGO Outreach to Africa (OTA) is a long-time partner of the Emirates Airline Foundation. The foundation began its partnership with OTA in 2010, by sponsoring travel for doctors, nurses and other professional volunteers travelling on healthcare and humanitarian missions to the schools and clinics OTA operates throughout Fort Portal, Geme and in other remote areas across Uganda.

The foundation’s relationship with OTA also extends to a historic moment in 2011 when the Emirates Airline Foundation received a large single donation of US$500,000 worth of medicines from SkyLink Aviation, including lifesaving vaccinations, anti-malarial treatments, and HIV/AIDS therapies, which the foundation donated to Outreach to Africa (OTA). These medicines have served as a lifeline to thousands of people, especially in the very remote regions served by OTA.

In January 2014, the foundation announced it will fund the Emirates Airline Foundation Campus at OTA’s Paul Devlin School located in Fort Portal. The Paul Devlin School was started by OTA in 2008 with a mission to empower communities by providing quality education, health care and economic empowerment projects.

The Emirates Airline Foundation Campus is a project totalling more than US $1.5 million in charitable contribution, and covers a range of new facilities including dormitories, a dining hall, power and water systems, a library, staff housing, an infirmary, a football field and a playground. In addition to all construction, the foundation also funded planning, approvals and design costs.

Set to commence operation in 2019, the Emirates Airline Foundation Campus will enhance the infrastructure and capacity of the school, allowing more students to enrol and receive a well-rounded education. The school presently serves over 850 pupils and students in both day and boarding sections.

Mr. Edward Nyakabwa, a board member with OTA said, “We have the responsibility to significantly meet the needs of, and improve the lives of the communities in which we are stationed. The new wing, whose construction was funded by the Emirates Airline Foundation, will enable us to increase the number of students who will reap the invaluable asset of education,” he added.

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