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Ismaili Community joins PAP in Kyaka refugees charity drive, donates items worth millions towards cause

Ismaili Civic Community Chairman, Mr Azhar Bandali Jaffer (L) and Pan African Pyramid Boss, Mr Andrew Irumba Katusabe (R) before the donated relief items. Photo/ Handout

Kampala, (UG): The Ismaili Civic Community in Uganda, an extension of the global Ismaili Civic Engagement of the Aghakan on Saturday collected and donated relief aid worth 5 Million shillings to support aiding refugees at Kyaka II settlement camp in Kyegegwa District, Western Uganda.

The donation package was handed over to Mr Andrew Irumba, the founding speaker and Chairman of the Pan-African Pyramid (PAP) who is leading the cause for the refugee settlement visit scheduled for Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

The items collected on the evening included household items, assorted clothing for women, children, men, scholastic materials and children’s play games, among other essentials.

While speaking at the handover function held at Fairway Hotel in Kampala, the Chairperson of the Outreach arm of the Aga Khan National Council, Mr Jaffer Bandhali Azhar said that as Ismaili Civic Community, helping out the needy communities is at the core of their functions.

Members of the Ismaili Civic Community in Uganda unpack the items collected for the Kyaka Refugees Donation

He noted that the community has already extended more relief aid to other four vulnerable communities including the disabled, orphans, and widows, among others. “As Ismaili, we do these charity activities quite often, especially holidays like these, so we’re happy to join the Kyaka Refugees project,” Mr Jaffer said.

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“To serve humanity and improve the quality of life of the communities in which we live,” he added, before pledging more cooperation between the two organizations.

The Chairman and Speaker of PAP, Mr Irumba rallied a sounding call to several other well-wishers and organizations to join his cause by sending in donations and other relief packages to be added to the already collected items ahead of the Kyaka II Refugee camp visit scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th, 2023.

PAP’s Chairman Andrew Irumba Katusabe (L) gestures a handshake after receiving the relief items from Mr Jaffer Azhar Bandali (R) on Saturday. Photo/Handout

About PAP

The Pan-African Pyramid is an intellectual non-partisan discussion forum built on the Pillars of PAN-AFRICANISM, PATRIOTISM and NATIONALISM whose Ideal/pre-occupation is to REVIVE intellectual discourse among the youths with a bias of re-constructing our lost Pan-Africanism, patriotism and Nationalism Values and spirit.

Over the years, PAP has been collaborating with various partners like The Gro Foundation and other well-wishers and has consistently undertaken annual relief aid initiatives during the Christmas season, focusing on refugee camps across Uganda.

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The organization has successfully executed relief aid missions in Kiryandongo, Bidibidi, Rwamwanja and Nakivale in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.



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