Queen of Katwe – Movie Fundraising Night

Thank-you to everyone who came along to our film night at Hoyts Melbourne Central – it was a fantastic event and we raised nearly $2,000 for our next outreach program in Uganda.

Upcoming Outreach Programs

  • October 2018 – Mpigi District
  • February-March 2019 – Mpigi and Katwe
  • October 2019 – TBA

How we use the funds we raise?

Our outreach programs include a wide range of education and treatment plans, as well as screening and immunization. Some of the activities and benefits we provide are shown below.

  • $5 can provide cancer and HIV/AIDS educational materials to one student in high school
  • $10 can provide vaccination for cancer for one child
  • $25 can provide screening of breast and cervical cancer for one woman/lady
  • $30 can provide testing prostate cancer in one man
  • $50 can provide a bed for a cancer patient in hospital
  • $50 can provide medication for HIV/AIDS for a sick student in high school per month
  • $100 can facilitate a cancer patient to start medication and treatment

About Queen of Katwe

The powerful true life tale of one girl’s determination to escape from poverty in Uganda by becoming a chess champion, directed by Mira Nair and starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

Directed with vision and heart by Mira Nair, who returns to LFF for the seventh time, Queen of Katwe is based on the inspirational true story of young Ugandan chess champion, Phiona Mutesi (captivating newcomer Madina Nalwanga).

The 10-year-old lives with her family in an impoverished township in Kampala, Uganda. Her mother Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o) scrapes together a meagre livelihood selling maize and vegetables in the street. Phiona’s curiosity is piqued when she discovers a chess club run by football-player turned missionary, Robert Katende (David Oyelowo).

Despite being unable to read or write, Phiona has a natural aptitude for strategic thinking and risk-taking, and she rapidly develops her skill for the game. With Katende’s guidance, her confidence and ambition grow, and soon she is advancing through the ranks in local competitions.



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