The weeknd gives R1.3m to hospital

The weeknd gives  R1.3m to hospital

KIND HEART: Artist The Weeknd

The Weeknd has donated $100 000 (close to R1.3m) to a medical facility in Uganda.

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.

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.

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