Ugandan singer Desire Luzinda is back in the country and she started with the launch of her new NGO dubbed Desire Luzinda Foundation International (DLFI) on Saturday 5th June, 2021.
Now based in California, USA, Desire Luzinda is using her fame and success to expand her philanthropic works.
On 5th June, 2021, the Ekitone singer launched a charity umbrella Desire Luzinda Foundation International (DLFI) to broaden her humanitarism and noble base.
Over time, we have been blessed with the talent and wisdom to apply it to use. It’s time we take it a step higher, carry the sound and the message to where it belongs, help those in need. That’s why I have boldy founded DLFI. The equity parity is what we need.Desire Luzinda
The aim of the foundation is to attract more sustainable and predictable funding and to simplify the process of accepting philanthropic contributions from her friends, family and well wishers across the globe.
The launch of the foundation was a VIP coveted dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel, Desire hosted over 500 guests.
She had not performed for her local fans in a long time and she gave her very best performance with a 6 piece band.
She sang her gospel music officiated by Apostle Lubega Grace of Phaneroo Ministries.
The production done by Fenon Records had guests marvel at the lighting and sound which gave the event a classy feel.
With the live band experience, gospel singer Levixone did songs like Turn The Replay, Mbeera an Chikibombe before leaving stage for Desire Luzinda.
Luzinda performed covers of gospel songs like Imela by Nathaniel Basset featuring Enitan Adaba, Never Give Up by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Because He Lives by Gaither Vocal Band and Guy Penrod, Grace/ Call me Favour by Deborah Lukalu.
In attendance were Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Hon. Miria Matembe, Hon. Nyeko Derick, amongst other eminent figures.
The launch of this charity comes handy as social responsibility after what Desire has gone through as public figure in the past.
Through Desire Luzinda, a transitioned inspiring artiste and goodwill ambassador, DLFI began its operations by assisting local girls at Uplift Children’s Center in Lungujja Kampala, a remote area in Central Uganda.
For many years, she has been single handedly organizing outreaches to collect and donate items such as scholastic materials, beddings, and food to the orphanage.
Since then, DLF has worked continuously with the communities through projects of education, livelihood, agriculture and cultural exchange.
It has also developed an international network of experienced, professional, local and international staff well placed to partner with finding bodies, partners and other collaborating service providers.