February 21, 2019 (Kampala, Uganda) -- Binance Charity Foundation (BCF), the philanthropic arm of the global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, unveils its pilot blockchain-enabled donation for its Lunch for Children program in 2019. The official launch was held on February 19 at Jolly Mercy Learning Centre in Kampala, Uganda, providing two meals a day for a full year (end of 2019) to more than 200 students and school staff.
The official distribution of the blockchain-powered donation officially kicked off at a launch ceremony attended by more than 500 guests of students, parents, sponsors, school partners officiated by H.E. Rosemary Nansubuga Seninde, Uganda’s Minister of State for Primary Education, and Dr. James Ssekiwanuka, the headmaster of Jolly Mercy Learning Centre, officiated the launching ceremony. BCF’s implementation partners Dream Building Service Association (DBSA) and sponsor Zcoin were also present.
During Minister Seninde’s speech, she highlighted that the launch of the Lunch for Children campaign in Uganda is a major milestone for the country, proving the public’s acceptance for innovative philanthropy. The program provides Uganda with a quantum leap platform for the next level of greater awareness of the gaps between the demand and supply, higher adoption of blockchain technology as well as significant improvement of primary education. She expressed her gratitude to BCF and Zcoin for their goodwill and expressed excitement in continuing the exploration of blockchain-empowered charity in a transparent manner to increase accountability and sustainability.