In search of artistic inspiration, French Montana traveled back to his African roots not knowing what to expect from his first vacation. After seeing himself in the eyes of the jubilant kids of Uganda, the Bronx native decided to invest $100,000 in building a new Suubi Health Centre last year, which has now helped serve over 300,000 citizens.
The Jungle Rules artist celebrated the anniversary of his life-changing trip on social media Wednesday (March 14), “Happy one year anniversary to my family in Uganda can’t believe we got so much done in one year !! Thank u for the opportunity,” he captioned.
Speaking to Billboard in November, French gave us an update on the health center’s status, “It’s coming along great, we did it from the heart. Shout out to The Weeknd, Puff Daddy, and Ciroc. Every dollar from French Vanilla is going into the hospital and Mama Hope Foundation,” he said. “Shout out to Global Citizen for letting me be the first rapper to represent this because they know my heart’s in the right place.”
The philanthropic efforts have not slowed down for the hip-hop star, as he recently partnered with MTV and Get Schooled to launch the “We Are the Dream” campaign, which will allocate proper resources to undocumented immigrants so they can attain higher levels of education in the United States.
Salute to French Montana. Check out his tribute post to the people of Uganda below.