Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker and I have some friends in common. During the filming of The Last King of Scotland
, he visited Hope North
in Uganda. The school was founded by Sam Okello. Sam is one of the Ugandan co-stars of the movie. Forest Whitaker has given generously and modestly to my friends in Uganda who are helping others less fortunate. I had the pleasure of presenting him with artwork by Fred Mutebi
and some students from Hope North
Forest Whitaker speaks with Sam Okello at Hope North in Uganda.
UPDATE: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named Forest Whitaker to be a Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his humanitarian and artistic commitment. Click the link below to read the announcement.
American Film Star Forest Whitaker to be Named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
UPDATE: Forest Whitaker is the founder of PeaceEarth Foundation. The organization helps societies affected by conflicts and violence transform into safe and productive communities.