By Nasser Kasozi
The Ruparelia Foundation has fulfilled the promise made during the recent royal ascot gat races festival whose proceeds were directed towards the promotion and improvement of sanitation and hygiene in slum areas on Friday 6th of December the Ruparelia foundation directors fulfilled its promise to commence the construction of toilets and other sanitary facilities at Good Samaritan community school in Kamwokya a Kampala city suburb.
The toilets and related facilities will be built at the Good Samaritan Primary School in Kamwokya and are expected to improve the sanitation in the area.
The Ruparelia Foundation is supporting Good Samaritan Primary School through the Ghetto Research Lab to keep the environment clean and create employment opportunities.
This year, the annual Royal Ascot Goat aces took place on October 12, 2019, at Speke Resort in Munyonyo, attracting some of the biggest names in the country. The event was attended by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, diplomats, politicians, businessmen and socialites like Judith Heard.
Rajiv Ruparelia, also the organizers of the event, said the goat races is a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long.
Tickets for the general public ranged from Shs25000 Shs3000 for kids aged 8-10 years and for those who booked early pay. While Shs50000 is charged at the gate. VIP tickets went for Shs350, 000 for those who booked early while Shs400, 000 was charged at the gate.
Rajiv Ruparelia said the proceeds from the Royal Ascot Races are used to help communities meet their needs like sanitation facilities.
The Royal Ascot Races is part of the social corporate responsibility of the Ruparelia Group and Ruparelia Foundation. Cash collections from the event in 2018 funded Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme benefiting. Under the programme 250 children were supported to train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club.
Uganda Breweries Limited Tusker Malt were the main sponsor with Robbialac, NTV, Goldstar Insurance Company, Sanyu FM and Speke Resort Munyonyo, Ruparelia Foundation being the other sponsors.