The Starboy hitmaker made the donation to the Suubi Health Centre in Budondo, Uganda, a maternity and children’s medical facility.
The 27-year-old’s singer’s donation has since been used to complete the building of the first floor of the health centre; it can now cater to 260 000 people compared to the 56 000 capacity it could serve before.
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The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, is said to have been inspired by his friend, rapper French Montana, who has previously donated $100 000 to the institution.
INSPIRATION: French Montana
He also set up his Unforgettable campaign that has provided maternity incubators, premature cribs and funded a blood bank.