Smile with Sly, an initiative by Miss Uganda 2011, Mrs. Sylvia Wilson Allibhai, partnered with Talent Africa foundation to deliver Christmas care packages to single mothers that have been gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with support from Hilton Hotels, Holic Pads and Great lakes brands on 23rd December in the afternoon.
In a social media post, C.E.O of Smile with Sly, Mrs. Sylvia Namutebi Allibhai wrote, “Statistics show a high increase in families that have been abandoned by the bread winner due to the economic impact of the pandemic. Because a big part of the economy is still under lockdown, most of these women have lost their jobs, can’t find sustainable jobs and daily food yet they have children to take care of.”
Launching the event, Mrs. Sylvia said, “Being a mother myself, I know the difficult challenges that come with raising a child and wanted to give a small donation to keep the children alive and help the single mothers support their families.”
The launch had over 10 single mothers walk away with care packages while observing strict standard operating procedures and words of encouragement from C.E.O of Smile with Sly. Backed by her passion for single mothers and empowering women, she promised to continue to take some load off while the women get back on their feet.
“We wanted to bring a smile of a few mother’s faces and let them know that we are in this together”, she said.
Talent Africa foundation is a corporate social responsibility branch of Talent Africa Group, a company that supports a number of CSR initiatives through its partners like Reach a Hand.