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Ruparelia Foundation hailed for supporting Uganda’s Wildlife Conservation

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) has commended Ruparelia Foundation for its tireless support towards the country’s Wildlife conservation.

The remarks were made by UWEC Executive Director Dr James Musinguzi while speaking at the celebration of 70 years of existence of UWEC, formerly known as Entebbe Zoo.

In his speech, Dr Musinguzi revealed how the Ruparelia foundation, under the Ruparelia group sponsors a lion cub Arie named after Dr Ruparelia Sudhir’s granddaughter and daughter to Ms Sheena Ruparelia and commended them for their tireless support towards its well being.

“The Ruparelia Foundation sponsors a lion cub Arie and has been doing so for the last three years. Through this support, the cub’s daily needs such as food and medication are met, and the foundation is always quick to provide other help when UWEC needs it,” Dr Musinguzi noted.

Ruparelia Foundation sponsors a Lion Cub named Arie at the UWEC zoo in Entebbe

He added that through partnerships and support from patriotic Ugandans like the Ruparelia Foundation, the facility has transformed over the years adding that such celebration milestones help the public to appreciate and recognize its efforts.

“This is a great milestone for us as a country, we need to preach the gospel of conservation by diversity and I encourage us to teach the children about this at a tender age,” Dr Musinguzi noted.

Ruparelia Foundation is one of the partners at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

He added that the Ruparelia Foundation has always supported the Rhinos with food and medical assistance and it has been taking swift responses to UWEC’s requests and urged more partners to come on board for the transformation of the wildlife centre.

“We urge more partners to join UWEC in conserving wildlife through sponsoring animals, generous contributions and coming to visit the facility.” Dr Musinguzi added.

Some of the Rhinos at UWEC in Entebbe

The 70 years celebrations will be crowned with a dinner gala in December at Munyonyo Commonwealth resort on the 2nd December 2022

About Ruparelia Foundation

The Ruparelia Foundation, founded in 2012 by Business mogul Dr Sudhir & his wife Jyotsna Ruparelia runs its programs under the catchphrase theme: “Enriching Lives Together”.

The foundation strives to create a positive and transformative change in the community through making a real difference in the present day but also have a sustainable plan for every initiative carried out.

The focus areas of the foundation include health care, education, sports, wildlife and environment conservation, disaster relief, startup and general welfare.

For the past ten years, the Foundation has worked together with several stakeholders to champion positive change in different communities across the country to improve livelihoods in Uganda.

To date, more than 700 charitable causes have been funded by the charity.

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