Francis Ssekatawa and Livingstone Ssempebwa were the happy recipients of a two fully furnished bedroom house to the two brothers, ” said Kasekende.
Kasekende added that under this plan the employees raised between 5 – 6 million and the bank topped up to construct the two bedroom house and the pit latrine.
Brian Mutebi, the founder of Education and Development Opportunity Uganda and himself a formerly needy boy, helped to identify the two beneficiaries in Kiboga.
One of the boys, Livingstone Ssempebwa narrated that their parents separated in 2002 after their father Patrick Zimbe, got engaged with another woman. He adds that not only did Zimbe abandon the family, he buttered their pregnant mother Joyce Namutebi, that led to her death.
Kasekende revealed that as part of the Employee Volunteering Plan, the bank seeks to engage in reproductive health education for especially the young girls, reach out to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) on better business management practices such as proper book-keeping among other things.
The younger of the boys Francis Sekatawa, initially joined School but later dropped out in Primary three because of lack of school fees while the elder brother Living stone Sempebwa, is yet to enroll for an auto mechanics institution because of lack of funding.
Sempebwa said: “My dream is to become a mechanic but I only pray that Brian through his friends and other well wishers will come out and help us to get some education such that we can be able to get jobs and sustain our selves”.
Brian Mutebi the founder of Education and Development Opportunity Uganda said that since 2009 when his organization based in Kayunga in Wakiso district, pays for the education of more 21 kids in the age bracket of 5-17 years in Mityana district at Kikandwa Sub-county, and Kikooba in Bukomero Sub-county Kiboga district.
The story about the plight of the two youngsters came to light through an article that aired and ran in one of the local media houses through Mutebi’s efforts and this caught the attention o Standard Chartered Bank to salvage the plight of the two boys as part of its Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
Mutebi told The Sunrise that his organization uses funds from his own savings, while office space was offered by his friend Stephen Mutebi, the founder of Overcome Savings and Credit Organization, which is a SACCO.