The health facility that found root after a life-changing trip to Uganda taken by French Montana has completed construction and is now up and running. It was last year when French took a trip to the East African country that he was taken with the lack of healthcare for its citizens, specifically pregnant women. He would soon put up a donation of $100,000 that was matched by donors such as The Weeknd and Diddy to begin construction on the Suubi Health Centre which is now equipped to serve a community of 300,000 citizens.
“We did it from the heart. Shout out to The Weeknd, Puff Daddy, and Ciroc. Every dollar from French Vanilla is going into the hospital and Mama Hope Foundation,” he told Billboard in November while construction was being finalized on the center. “Shout out to Global Citizen for letting me be the first rapper to represent this because they know my heart’s in the right place.”
Earlier in the week, the “Unforgettable” rapper celebrated the anniversary of the beginning of this new chapter on social media, acknowledging all the progress made.
“Happy one year anniversary to my family in Uganda can’t believe we got so much done in one year !! Thank u for the opportunity,” he penned on Instagram.
Last year, after being bestowed with the honor of being the first Hip-Hop artist to become a Global Citizen Ambassador, French also disclosed his plans to take his philanthropy throughout Africa, pegging his native Morocco as the next country in which he would be focusing his efforts.
“The whole idea of this is to spark the mind of the world leaders, you know,” he explained. To help them do something on a bigger scale than what we doing. I just feel like all the mothers and children should have the right care, you know. It should never be a privilege, it should be a right.”