Ugandan female music star Juliana Kanyomozi has volunteered to work with the United States embassy on a voluntary cause, the US Embassy announced.
The embassy posted: “Guess who dropped by the U.S. Mission today? Juliana! She passed by to meet with us so we can brief her on the Jackie Robinson program and it’s message of non-violence. She volunteered to open the activities happening on the 13 of April by singing both the US and Ugandan Anthems. We’re thrilled, are you?”
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a national, non-profit organization, which gives scholarships to minority youths for higher education, as well as preserving the legacy of Baseball Hall of Famemember, Jackie Robinson.
The foundation was founded by Rachel Robinson, the wife of Jackie, in 1973, a couple of months after his death.
The foundation provides four-year college scholarships in conjunction with a comprehensive set of skills and opportunities to disadvantaged students of color to ensure their success in college and to develop their leadership potential. Its hands-on, four-year program includes peer and professional mentoring, internship placement, extensive leadership training, international travel and community service options, the conveyance of practical life skills, and a myriad networking opportunities.
The Foundation’s strategic combination of financial assistance and support services results consistently in a nearly 100% college graduation rate. Since its founding, over 1,450 scholars have received scholarships.
Support for the foundation comes from various sponsors. Among its supporters are Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Nike, Inc.