Michael Kiwanuka is our Patron.
Michael Kiwanuka is a Ugandan, London-based, British singer-songwriter and musician, a two times Mercury Music Prize nominee, a MOBO and BRIT award nominee and he has a UK number 1 album. Despite all of his huge success, he still finds time to serve as our patron and is passionate about the work of Kids Club Kampala. He has organised multiple fundraising concerts in aid of Kids Club Kampala, and recently presented our charity appeal for the Ewafe Project on BBC Radio 4.
Michael says: "Kids Club Kampala is something that means a lot to me for obvious reasons. One being that I’m a British-born Ugandan but another being that it was inspiring for me to see young people start something completely selfless and from scratch and, achieve so much with just hard work and determination. Olivia, Corrie and Sam, who are the founders of Kids Club Kampala, do so much for the children out in Uganda and have focused so much of their energy and time being committed to the children and their charity. That really encouraged me to re-focus a lot of my energy and see how I could help in any way through the opportunities that I’ve been given.
The more I heard about the work of Kids Club Kampala, the more I wanted to be involved in some way. My parents were born in Uganda and because I have so much family over there, it's of course a place that is close to me. The Ewafe Project in particular has become really dear to me and it's something I'm very passionate about."