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A new member visited – and stayed.

A new member visited – and stayed.

By David Kangye How do I tell this great story? I will try. One thing about telling the 4040 visit to Happy Times Children’s school is of a longing desire to be fulfilled. It has been quite a while since I learnt of this organization and how it runs its activities. When Esther Kalenzi invited … Continued

Unveiling Our First Library

Unveiling Our First Library

Happy new month! As part of our Literacy plan, we successfully unveiled our first library courtesy of NSSF Uganda in Luwero at Happy Times School last month. The kids were super excited. They posted on the classroom blackboard. And of…

#EasterFeast: Lunch With The Kids

#EasterFeast: Lunch With The Kids

What did you do over the Easter weekend? Had dinner with family? Traveled upcountry? Caught up with friends? That’s what we too did. We mobilized a bunch of friends, strangers, lovers and family, drove to St. Noah’s Family, a children’s…

4040 Launches Literacy Program: Merowa Junior School, Kikubamutwe

4040 Launches Literacy Program: Merowa Junior School, Kikubamutwe

We take many things for granted – the fact that we wake up every morning; that we have families that love us or homes to; or that we have and make choices, based on knowledge acquired from reading and writing.…

2016 – The Library

2016 – The Library

Happy new month! Remember the Ugx20million that we won from NSSF during the 2015 Torch Awards? The funds were for the construction of the community library in Luweero. In December 2015, we had the groundbreaking ceremony at Happy Times School…

4040 on BBC

4040 on BBC

In case you missed it… here’s the link to 4040 on BBC. We shall finish the dorm with your support.

Minutes from our Annual General Meeting 2015

Minutes from our Annual General Meeting 2015

MINUTES OF FORTY DAYS OVER FORTY SMILES LIMITED’S (40/40’s) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Date: 5th August 2015 Venue: Plot 345, Bukesa Zone, Kampala Attendance: NO. NAME 1. Fanny Martinez 2. Kahil Patricia 3. Juliet Tumwesigye 4. Kemigisha Ophelia 5. Joseph Iwaninda 6. Rwakaigamba Micheal. S 7. William Mwessa Magezi 8. Muhorakeye Lillian M 9. Mujuni Raymond … Continued

Press Release | #BuyABrick

Press Release | #BuyABrick

This year, 40 days over 40 smiles Foundation committed to building a dormitory for 30 girls at Elohim Children’s Centre. We have raised almost half of the funds required to build the dormitory. Thanks to your support, we have already…

NSSF Torch Awards – we won!!!

NSSF Torch Awards – we won!!!

Hullo Family, Have you heard yet? On Monday, 27th July 2015,  we were honored to emerge as National Winner in‪#‎NSSFTorchAwards‬. We thank God and you, the ‪#‎4040Family‬ for keeping this dream going. Our winning proposal for the UGX 20M is/was the…

Still here

Still here

 It is said the two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. I ‘accidentally’ found out my purpose at 24, as a passionate, curious, naive and mostly unstoppable…

40 days… over 40 smiles

40 days… over 40 smiles

Wow!  So today is one of those days I am SO thankful for people who network and drag me along to places ( *ahem* Gilbert!). At 830 this morning, barely willing to roll over and open my eyes, I dragged myself…

My 40-40 Story

My 40-40 Story

My first 40/40 event was the bazaar held at the UMA show grounds. It was not one of the most attended 40/40 events ever (as I’ve come to discover from attending the subsequent ones). It was a very cold day; one of those days when it rains, stops, then resumes with a vengeance. So the … Continued

When Love Saw Me

When Love Saw Me

Children are amazing little people, they are also irritable little people. People will say “awwww… cute baby. I also want.” but no one will understand that you’re carrying Gucci bags under your eyes because that cute baby kept you up all night. Behind the scenes, that cute baby is fussy, stubborn, throws tantrums, makes you … Continued

Hooping It Up

Hooping It Up

Whenever there is an upcoming event in Kampala, there is usually a level of near euphoria in the run up to the D-Day. Outfits are prepared in advance, partners are booked, relationships are started (and some ended), budgets are laid…

Letter to 40-40 Family

Letter to 40-40 Family

Happy New Year 40-40 Family, We hope you and your loved ones made it through the festivities safely and that you are as excited about 2015 as we are. We thank you for the support in 2014. As a result…

All I want for Christmas..

All I want for Christmas..

Monica tells me she no longer ‘feels’ Christmas the way she did when she was little. “Back then, all our step mothers would come with their children. There was so many people and the house was filled with joy,” she…

The fault in our stars

The fault in our stars

That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt. When Raymond gave me the movie “The fault in our Stars.” He warned me that there would be lots of tears involved. It is for that reason that I put…

Heroes award: Before-After

Heroes award: Before-After

It is exactly one month since I won the ‘Heroine of the Year award’ as a young achiever. I decided to wait this long before I could recount the details so that I could give an honest description of the event sans being blurred by excitement. Additionally, I needed to ‘feel’ the difference it would … Continued

Playing for a friend lost too soon

Playing for a friend lost too soon

I remember I was still in bed when a message came through, “Have you heard that Adam passed away?” it read. I got up and began to ask “How, why, when…? When I logged into facebook, the News was confirmed. I remember being generally livid because the year had barely began and all the deaths … Continued

The baby is 2 :)

The baby is 2 :)

Time check: 10.55pm. It was on this night two years ago that I made an independent decision to have my first child. I didn’t give it much thought then. It was one of those impulsive things that felt right. I…

After the dorm

After the dorm

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” Over a year ago when we did our research to decide which community to work with, we were rather overwhelmed by the…

40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation (40-40) is a Kampala based independent, youth-led, charity organisation. We are committed to helping vulnerable children and communities to access quality, all-round education support and entrepreneurial training aimed at self-sustainability. Read more

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Our Projects

 Built A Dorm

When 40-40 visited Happy Times Childcare Initiative Luweero in June 2013, we were looking for a new community to work with.Babies and toddlers were looked after while the older children, most of them orphans and children with disabilities went to school in the same premises.Read More #BuiltaDorm

Pimp Akiba

Akiba, Bless a child Foundation is a home away from home for Children with cancer located on Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road, Kampala.A comfortable and secure house is available to the sick children and their guardians while they go through treatment at nearby hospitals.Read More #PimpAkiba

Boost Agape

In June 2014, 40-40 visited Agape, Orphan Children’s Aid Project (OCAP), currently situated in Namuwongo.The home looks after orphans and vulnerable children, providing basic needs and education and has been in existence since 2000.
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Our programmes

 

Food and Nutrition

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40/40 in the news

  • March 2013

    The smile that lights up 100 orphans

  • February 2014

    Change begins with you

  • Meet Uganda’s Unsung Youthful Charity Hero

    September 2013

  • Esther Kalenzi: Beauty In Giving

    December 2014

  • April 2012

    40 days of collection to put smiles on orphans faces

  • April 2014

    Young philanthropists lead the way:

  • July 2014

    Youth give in to charity at the Croak and Rhyme event

  • April 2014

    How my biggest career interview with Esther Kalenzi didn't make it to Urban TV...

  • June 2013

    Young Achievers

  • March 2013

    40 days Over 40 Smiles…a year later

  • June 2014

    Child wellbeing actors recognised with TUMAINI awards

  • October 2014

    10 Inspirational women under 30

  • March 2014

    Looking Beyond Hardwork

  • April 2014

    Using social media to bring smiles to orphans faces

  • March 2013

    One year of 40 days over 40 smiles

  • October 2013

    Esther Kalenzi: Making Ugandan Children Smile

  • July 2014

    Esther Kalenzi-Five Plus interview

  • May 2014

    Meet the kind heart behind the children’s charity “40 days over 40 smiles”- Esther Kalenzi