Uganda Cranes and Charlotte Independence defender Henry Kalungi is hoping he can make a difference after he donated sports gear to his former school – Kibuli Secondary School on Thursday.
Kalungi took to the school after visiting Makerere Kivulu slums where he handed food supplies to families that can barely meet their needs.
Speaking to Kawowo Sports after his give away, Kalungi revealed his inspiration and how much more plans he has in a bid to improve the sports life at the institution.
“I went to Kibuli and got so many opportunities,” he said.
“I thank my dad for giving me an opportunity of education. Our dad always worked hard to make sure we go to school.
“Being a chemistry teacher, emphasis was always about education. So going to Kibuli, the late Mirundi Moses spotted me and gave me an opportunity to play.
“So going back today with my family brings back so many memories and we hope to continue supporting in many ways.
“My wife was a very talented volleyball player and we planning to see ways we can make a difference in that area too, so her going to visit the school, she identified somethings we can improve in the school like the soccer field and volleyball courts.
“We hope to make a difference there.”
Kalungi under his charity organisation – Henry Kalungi Foundation, has often come out to help young footballers.
At the start of this year, he gave out footwear like boots, socks, gloves, jerseys, balls and so much more for the third year in a row, a giving tradition that has been stood since the December of 2016.
Kalungi has featured for the Ugandan U-20 national team and the senior national team, garnering more than 15 caps.