Prince V Wants to Be the Greatest Humanitarian of His Time
At the end of 2020, Vianney Sserubambula finally went all in on his childhood dream of becoming a humanitarian.
He started Prince V's Charity Initiative, eponymously named after his moniker Prince V.
While he had been doing some small-scale charity work since childhood, especially at Nsambya Babies Home, which is near his home -- the 27-year-old decided to quit his teaching profession and fully focus on running his charity organization.
The organization, which focuses on underprivileged children, is mostly self-funded with some contributions from friends and well-wishers.
Prince V says he aims at "inspiring as many young people as I can into charity ambassadorship".
"I keep on advising young people that its not about the money. We can be generous with our time and talent to others," he told me in a phone conversation. "I sometimes go tell stories and dance with kids in the orphanage and I call it a day."
Prince V's Charity Initiative has already implemented a number of projects, including supporting the construction of St. Lillian Children's Home in Zirobwe, Gayaza -- which currently accommodates 30 kids who are also taking lessons in playing the violin, guitar and keyboard, among other musical instruments.
Most of the children they render support to are disabled so they hope they will benefit from different talent development and skill projects like tailoring, making crafts, modeling, gymnastics, sports, and music.
"I believe that it is a collective effort and we can create a society where even the PWDs are included happily," Prince V told me, adding that they are fundraising for another children's home in Gayaza.
The organization's February campaign was 'Share the Road and Save a Life' and it focused on sensitizing Boda Boda riders on road use, as well as giving reflectors to 10,000 riders in districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Luwero and Mitiyana.
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