Posted: Wed, December 23, 2015 | By: Past Projects
Bob Pellissier, an Advisory Board Member of the Brighter Brains Institute and one of the most generous contributors, has provided money to Uganda to purchase two “boda-bodas” (motorcycles).
The motorcycles will be rented out; the majority of tasks in Uganda are carried out via “boda-boda” riders who operate them as small businessmen.
The money gained via the boda-boda rentals will be used to support clinics in Kyarumba, in western Uganda. Bob Pellissier is the sponsor of multiple clinics in Kyarumba, that serve school children at Vision Care School, Kabingo School, St. Michael’s School, Mughete Primary School, and Mother Givers School.
Bob’s son Eric Oliver is also the sponsor of clinics at Rays of Light Orphanage School, and St. Luke’s Nursery School.
Bob is also the sponsor of a clinic at nearby Kasese Humanist Primary School.
The clinics provide medicine and medical aid for a host of diseases, including Malaria, Peptic Ulcer Disease (caused by malnutrition), Respiratory Tract Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Worm Infections, and other maladies.
The motorcycles will generate enough income per year to complete support one clinic each.
The morotcycles (made in Chinda) were delivered in boxes to Brighter Brains Advisory Board Member Joseph Kasibirehe, our primary contact person in Kyarumba. Joseph hired local mechanics to assemble them.