Starboy gives back!
The Weeknd has made a large donation from his growing fortune to help fund a new clinic at a medical facility in East Africa.
The singer has donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility located in Budondo, Uganda.
According to E! News, The Weeknd was motivated to make a donation because of French Montana’s work to raise awareness for the health center through Global Citizen, a social action platform, and Mama Hope.
The Moroccan rapper has been spreading the word through his “Unforgettable” video which is touted as a “call to action to raise awareness for the needs of Suubi and the people of Uganda.”
In March, Montana traveled to Uganda to shoot the “Unforgettable” music video. Once he landed in Uganda, Montana met with the founders of the Suubi Center, and spoke with community members about some of the challenge that they face (especially new mothers and babies).
Montana was so inspired by the visit that he pledged the first $100,000 donation to help pay for ambulances, premature incubators, cribs and a blood bank for the Suubi community. He’s now challenging others to make donations to help pay for the new maternity center.
The Weeknd’s donation enabled Suubi to complete construction of the first floor of the maternity clinic and increase its capacity of serving 56,000 people to 260,000 people.
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