Family Launches Foundation to Honor Barbara Allimadi, Ugandan Freedom Fighter

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Barbara Allimadi, 1972-2020.

The family of the late Eng. Barbara Allimadi will formally launch a foundation in her name on May 2, 2021 to honor the legacy of this tireless fighter for national liberation and for women's and youth rights.

The Barbara Allimadi Foundation (BAF) will be launched at a luncheon event at the Palema Crown Hotel at 9 AM in Gulu City during which retired Gen. Mugisha Muntu, president of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), the keynote speaker will deliver the first annual BAF Memorial Lecture. Ms. Allimadi who passed away suddenly on April 27, 2020 was laid to rest beside her late parents Mrs. Alice Lamunu Allimadi and prime minister E. Otema Allimadi, in Gulu, on May 2, 2020.

Barbara Allimadi loved African attire.

Invited guests and dignitaries include political leaders, cultural leaders, family members, and friends of Ms. Allimadi. 

A series of activities will be undertaken during the launch event. In addition to the BAF memorial lecture, there will be a short memorial prayer, other dignitaries will deliver short tributes to Ms. Allimadi, all of which will be followed by a fundraiser for the foundation, and formal launch.

The foundation will focus on providing college and university scholarships to students with stellar academic credentials, especially young girls; the foundation will also empower young Ugandans in entrepreneurship, including in sustainable agriculture so that they can generate income and become financially independent. The initial focus will be on scholarships.

The BAF has been seeded by her siblings and the first scholarship recipient is Jennifer Akello, a first year student at Kyambogo University.