City Mogul, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia through the charitable arm of The Ruparelia Foundation has donated Shs10m to Chimpanzee Trust to help save the starving animals on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary during COVID-19 lockdown.
The Shs 10m Cheque was On Friday May 29 afternoon handed over to Chimpanzee Trust management by Ruparelia Foundation Executive Valentina Ajay.
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust Executive Director, Joshua Rukundo thanked Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, for the generous heart and contribution of that amount “towards feeding of the chimpanzees.
“On behalf of the management of Chimpanzee Sanctuary $ Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) and on my own behalf, we would like to acknowledge and send our sincere appreciation your generous contribution of UGX 10,000, 000 towards the feeding of chimpanzee on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary,” Mr. Rukundo wrote.
“These funds will go along way to ensuring the survival of the rescued and orphaned Chimpanzee in our care, as we navigate the effects of lockdown bought about COVID-19 global pandemic,” he added.
Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary. Deeply committed to and involved in both field conservation and community education, the NGO work closely with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities.