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Ugandan philanthropist Steven Keddi awarded Honorary PhD from German varsity

Berling, (GER): The Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany has awarded an Honorary Doctorate of humanitarian and Social Sciences to Keddi Foundation Founder and CEO, Steven Keddi Zuluba in recognition of the humanitarian work he carries out to uplift the lives of different people and societies across the country.

The award was on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, given to the billionaire philanthropist by Dr Vivian Hench the head of African studies at Humboldt University who represented the Vice Chancellor at the colourful ceremony held at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

Dr Hench noted that the honorary doctorate of Humboldt University is only awarded to those who have contributed profoundly to the progress of humanitarian and social empowerment.

“Dr Keddi Steven has made immense contributions to the advancement of the world’s humanitarian spirit through his dedication, empowerment and community support, he has done so much selflessly. He has set a true example of nobelism by engaging himself actively in pursuit of service for the global community and international cooperation” she revealed.

The Presidential Assistant Press Secretary Ms Carolyne Kembabazi who officiated at the function as the chief guest said there is a need for more Ugandans to carry out humanitarian causes in support of the government’s efforts to alleviate poverty.

“If you’re serving the nation without the government knowing that you’re helping them because it’s our role as government to help our people but when a person comes up and says am helping your people to get out of poverty, when I heard of Keddi I was impressed and was so humbled for your service to the people on the ground,” Ms Kembabazi said.

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Ms Carol Kembabazi (left) applauded Steven Keddi (R) for his humanitarian work

Bishop Okware John who raised and mentored Dr Keddi urged people to remain hopeful for success as they pursue their careers despite the various challenges they may face, “Never write off a man as long as he is still alive, as long as somebody is alive, God can do anything, God can change his life”.

While accepting the award, Hon Dr Steven Keddi Zuluba appealed to the Government to support local NGOs to enable them to uplift the lives of those in need.

“In the health sector, we have supported pregnant mothers, bought ambulances and funded eight heart surgeries, repaired boreholes in the community, carried out disaster relief in Bulambuli Elgon region among other both local and foreign areas like Turkey, Israel and Palestinian,” Keddi noted.

On a day that saw him also celebrate his birthday, Dr Keddi noted that the foundation will continue skilling the youth as it has been doing in the past to make them job creators.

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“We are working on skilling the youth to become job creators because, in a country where everyone is an employee, there is a need for the youth to gain skills to become self-employed and reliant,” he said.

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