Starkey Hearing Foundation in Uganda

Great Lakes Safaris has been honored to contribute to the Starkey Hearing Foundation visit to Uganda last week.

The safari company was requested to handle all ground arrangements for the VIP’s as well as the rest of the team, including airport and road transfers, hotel bookings, guidance in the local areas and other logistic assistance. Part of the delegates was American actor, director and producer Forest Whitacker, well known for his role in the movie “The Last King of Scotland”.

Forest Whitacker in Gulu

Forest Whitacker in Gulu

The Starkey Hearing Foundation was founded by William F. Austin with the mission: “So the world may hear”. The foundation is dedicated to building better lives for hearing-impaired people around the world. It promotes hearing care awareness through the support of research and education, and donates thousands of free hearing aids to needy individuals and children every year.

From 8th till 14th March, the Starkey Hearing Foundation traveled to Uganda to deliver more than 4,100 hearing aids to children and adults in need across the country. In Gulu, the representatives worked together with Okello Sam, founder of Hope North. Hope North educates and heals young victims of Uganda’s civil war including orphans and child soldiers. With combined strengths a great team of experts were able to help these people build a new life by healing the wounds of the past and giving them a fresh start.

And Great Lakes Safaris? For us it was obviously not just another day job. It was a unique opportunity to contribute towards the generous initiative of Starkey Hearing Foundation in letting the world to hear!

“Alone we can’t do much, but together we can change the world.”  

 

Great Lakes Safaris team in Gulu with Starkey Hearing Foundation

Great Lakes Safaris team in Gulu with Starkey Hearing Foundation

Guide Beki with Starkey Hearing Foundation

Guide Beki