Kampala, Uganda – Lydia Jazmine, a renowned singer, and philanthropist, opened up about the challenges her charity organization, Silent Voices, has faced since its inception in December 2020, which regrettably did not attain its anticipated success by 2023.
At the launch of the Imara Girls Festival, an event devoted to celebrating and empowering women, held at the Forum for Women in Democracy offices in Ntinda, Kampala on September 7, Jazmine candidly revealed that the most significant setback for Silent Voices was the unexpected impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. This unforeseen crisis had rendered it virtually impossible for her to maintain the organization’s activities.
In her address to the audience, Jazmine stated, “You all witnessed my earnest efforts with the organization I initiated some time ago, which, unfortunately, did not thrive. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled me to pause its operations, given the challenging circumstances.”
Lydia Jazmine went on to share her heartfelt motivation for her involvement in the Imara Girls Festival, expressing her unwavering commitment to rejuvenating her dream of empowering girls and women. She firmly believed that the festival’s mission was in perfect alignment with her vision for Silent Voices, making it a natural fit for her to participate.
“I have always harbored the aspiration of empowering girls and women through my organization. Recognizing that the festival aligns with this very goal, I felt compelled to align my efforts with theirs,” Jazmine stated.
She expressed her strong desire to breathe new life into her dream during the upcoming festival, scheduled to take place on September 16 at Kati Kati Grounds in Kampala.
Additionally, it is noteworthy that several celebrities, including Desire Luzinda, Maurice Hassa, Grace Nakimera, The Ganda Boys, and Bebe Cool, have also established organizations aimed at assisting and inspiring youth, the less fortunate, and other marginalized individuals, contributing positively to their communities.