Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – December 22, 2023 – In a heartwarming display of support, CCM Secretary General Paul Makonda has followed through on his promise to donate TZS 10 million (approximately USD 4,300) to Tanzanian hip hop legend Professor Jay. Makonda’s visit to Professor Jay‘s home in Dar es Salaam wasn’t just about delivering on his word, though. He also surprised the musician with an additional TZS 10 million contribution from his brother, bringing the total donation to a generous TZS 20 million.
Professor Jay, whose real name is Joseph Haule, is a former Member of Parliament for the Mikumi constituency and a beloved figure in Tanzania’s music scene. He founded the Professor Jay Foundation, which provides educational and other assistance to those in need, with a focus on health and education.
During their conversation, Professor Jay shared the challenges he faces due to the long distance between his current home and Muhimbili Hospital. Makonda, acknowledging these difficulties, pledged to find a new home for Professor Jay in the Upanga neighborhood, taking care of all expenses. This proactive approach showcases Makonda’s commitment to not only providing immediate financial support but also addressing underlying issues impacting Professor Jay’s well-being.
Makonda’s generous donation comes at a crucial time for the Professor Jay Foundation. His reminder to others who made pledges to follow suit is a call to action for the community to rally behind this worthy cause. Every contribution, big or small, can make a real difference in the lives of those the foundation supports.
This story shines a spotlight on the power of community and the value of keeping one’s word. Makonda’s actions and Professor Jay’s dedication to giving back are truly inspiring. Let’s all take a page out of their books and do our part to support those in need and make a positive impact in the world.
So, how can you help? If you’ve made a pledge to the Professor Jay Foundation, please fulfill it today. If you haven’t already, consider donating whatever you can. Every bit counts!
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