Christmas is a time to love. Maybe things don't sound right. Or look the way they should.
And maybe they're not perfectly in tune. It really doesn't matter. Let’s keep our eyes above…Cos' Christmas is a time to love.
Sumptuous: The little ones from Acholi Quarters dig in at the Aliguma Foundation Christmas Party hosted at the playground alongside other festivities last weekend. (Photo/AF Media)
That opening paragraph is one of the many easy flowing lyrical lines off a Christmas Album of Maranatha - music founded as a non-profit outreach of Calvary Chapel to popularize and promote a new, folk-rock style of hymns and worship songs influenced by the Jesus people in 1971.
Ritah Aliguma, as the founder of the Aliguma Foundation in 2017, started out with basic and simple goals with top of that priority list being able to give the underprivileged children and vulnerable communities an opportunity to better their livelihoods and secure futures that are worthwhile.
Turning more pages
Five years down the road, CEO Ritah Aliguma still sticks to the same rule book and has not changed one bit despite her ever-growing reputation and the foundation’s steady rise as one of the most accountable charitable organizations not only in Uganda but also on the continent of Africa.
Victory For The Best: Aliguma Foundation Founder Ritah Aliguma (in white) was the chief guest at the Holy Spirit Tournament Cup of Father’s Heart Club. (Photo/AF Media)
Fresh from a working tour of Europe and the United States of America (U.S.A), Ritah Aliguma hit the ground running. From one part of the country to the other, the youthful founder has been eager and quick to spread the joy and love from her travels.
First she made a stopover at the Aliguma Foundation Soccer Academy (AFSA)’s debut competition experience at Panamera Astro-Turf - East Kololo, in the heart of the Ugandan City Centre Kampala.
Aina’s immediate impact
She shared the good news of Nigerian international Ola Aina’s priceless gesture to personally fund some of the foundation’s activities including slums soccer and the latest project - AFSA.
Appreciation Show: Aliguma Foundation Soccer Academy's Under 10 & 12 teams pour their hearts out for Nigerian international Ola Aina while holding his Torino FC's jersey. (Video/AF Media)
The overjoyed children had a feel of Aina’s Torino FC jersey that will be auctioned in the first quarter of 2023 with the proceeds directly positioned to cater for the academy’s needs.
As is the norm, Aliguma Foundation are always in a giving mood and Ritah didn’t disappoint as she carried in goodies in the mould of sports equipment; bibs, balls, cones and playing kit for the JKA Tournament Director Joe Kigozi.