Mar 8, 2023
40 Days over 40 Smiles
In February 2023, we provided support in the amount of $1,000 to 40 Days over 40 Smiles Foundation (4040). The organization based in Kampala, Uganda is committed to helping vulnerable children and communities to access quality, all-round education support and entrepreneurial training aimed at self-sustainability. Their model focuses on social awareness by the youth to take responsibility in social-economic change within their communities.
40 days over 40 smiles Foundation (4040) is planning to set up the first Angaza Resource Centre in Kikubamutwe. It will be a safe space for in an out of school children to access books, computers, learning aids and skills training, at no cost. The space shall also be used to train teachers and community members.
The funds shall be used to stock the center.
Purchase 3 computers.
Purchase Primary School textbooks which different schools can borrow
Esther Kalenzi, from the 4040 team would like to share the following message.
"Dear Team USD,
I hope your year is off to a great start.
I recently woke up to an email informing us that 40 Days over 40 Smiles Foundation (4040) would receive funding from you and it was the perfect start to February. We are so grateful!
This month will mark 11 years since I began 4040 and it means so much for us to still have partners, like you, believing in our work.
For a little over a decade, we have impacted the lives of over 3,000 children through crowdfunding. Over 90% of the funds raised have come from Ugandans, and it gives us great pride to be building this dream with our very own community.
The grant shall be used to stock our first Angaza Resource Centre, a safe space for children in undeserved communities to access books, computers, learning aids, games and more - at no cost.
We are working tirelessly to ensure this project is completed by the first half of the year. You are welcome to visit, if ever you are in Kampala.
You can check out our website 40daysover40smiles.org and follow us on social media for regular updates;
Facebook: 40 days over 40 smiles Foundation
Thank you so much for the work you do. Organizations like ours quite literally depend on it for survival.
May your resources be replenished tenfold!
Esther Kalenzi and the entire Team 4040.”
You can donate directly to support any of their programs here.