Last week Friday former USA President Clinton traveled to Uganda and visited two organizations which have made commitments through the Clinton Global Initiative – the Building Tomorrow Academy of Bubeezi and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. President Clinton also visited a Clinton Health Access Initiative National Medical Store and Prescription Distribution Center where he discussed a new program to scale-up the treatment for diarrhea.Two delegation members who joined President Clinton on the trip – Jonathan Orszag, senior managing director, Compass Lexecon, LLC, and Jeffrey Wright, acclaimed actor and founder,Taia Peace Foundation – share their thoughts on our blog. Jonathan writes on our blog about how Clinton Foundation partnerships are strengthening Uganda, and Jeffrey reflects on our blog on how President Clinton is helping to transform Africa’s future.
President Clinton visited the Building Tomorrow Academy and met with academy students, educators, and the organization’s founder and country director. Building Academy works to expand education for underserved children in East Africa, and through a 2011 Clinton Global Initiative commitment, Building Tomorrow is planning to enroll 15,000 primary school students annually in 60 Building Tomorrow Academies by 2016. Building Tomorrow has completed construction on 13 schools, and the academy of Bubeezi is the eighth and most recent Building Tomorrow Academy in Uganda.
President Clinton also visited the Starkey Hearing Foundation while in Kampala, Uganda, to provide 250 hearing aids to children. Through a 2010 Clinton Global Initiative commitment, the Starkey Hearing Foundation committed to donate one million hearing aids to children in the developing world by 2020. The Starkey Foundation has already fitted 110,000 hearing aids and have conducted hearing programs in 100 countries worldwide.
President Clinton’s final stop in Uganda was at the CHAI National Medical Store and Prescription Distribution Center. President Clinton toured the center where all medicines are inventoried for the public health sector and spoke at a roundtable to discuss CHAI’s new treatment program for diarrhea. Diarrhea contributes to approximately 10% to Uganda’s national cause of child mortality, and CHAI is scaling-up their efforts to expand access to an affordable treatment of oral rehydration salts and zinc. Through this treatment, Uganda can prevent tens of thousands child deaths.
President Clinton holding a baby named after him, in a village in Africa on his first trip to Africa in 1998.
President Clinton meets 14-year-old Bill Clinton in Uganda. President Clinton met Bill in 1998 when he traveled to Uganda. Bill was named after President Clinton because he was born on the day the President arrived in Uganda
While in Uganda on his 2012 trip to Africa, President Clinton visits the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment. Through CGI, the Starkey Foundation has committed to donate one million hearing aids to children in the developing world by 2020.And yes standing to the right in the red tshirt is Larry Fitzgerald,Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals who went on the trip with the Clinton Foundation entourage.
President Clinton visits the Starkey Hearing Foundation visits the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment.
Chelsea Clinton observes a hearing aid fitting while visiting the Starkey Hearing Foundation in Uganda.
President Clinton meets students at the Building Tomorrow Academy of Bubeezi in Uganda during his 2012 trip to Africa. The Building Tomorrow Academy was expanded through a 2011 Clinton Global Initiative commitment to enroll 15,000 primary school students in 60 Building Tomorrow Academies by 2016
President Clinton plants a tree during his visit to the Building Tomorrow Academy of Bubeezi in Uganda
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton with Building Tomorrow Academy’s founder George Srour (left) and country director Joseph Kaliisa (right). Building Tomorrow Academy works to expand education in Uganda by increasing access to schools and building more schools. Building Tomorrow has completed construction of 13 academies and will complete 3 more by the of 2012