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ANGAZA NA SAUTI SOL
So, this is an actual thing that happened. The children and staff of Merowa Junior School, Kibuli, were just chilling, minding their own business, when baam! The Live and Die in Africa tour bus pulled up outside the school gate and Sauti Sol, The SAUTI SOL, walked through the gates of their school! Now, full … Continued
The 40-40 Story: Who We Are
A short video that encompasses who we are, what we do, why we do it and what we stand for.
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
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
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. Not everyone is that lucky. According to the 2013 Uwezo report on literacy and numeracy … Continued
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 in Luweero. Then the awesome architects from #BrownStridge gave us this cool impression of the … Continued
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 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…
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!!!
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…
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 woman. On February 27 2012 when I opened that 40-40 page, I could not have … Continued
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 out of bed to get ready for a day with the group 40 days… over … Continued
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;…
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
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..
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 recollects. She was too young to think about which ‘wife’ was treated better or investigate … Continued
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 it very far from me, waiting for the ‘right moment.’ They say ‘misery loves company’ … Continued
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…
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
Built A DormWhen 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 AkibaAkiba, 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 AgapeIn 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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