Events for Namuwongo (EFN) is a philanthropic network of events-industry companies who support our life-changing work with vulnerable children in the slum of Namuwongo, Uganda.
Education is the foundation to a happy, healthy and positive childhood, and it’s the single most effective way to alleviate poverty; every year of schooling adds 10% onto a children's earning potential. Yet in Uganda only 1 in 4 children go to secondary school, and in our project area of Namuwongo, thousands of primary and secondary school-age children are receiving no education.
EFN was established in September 2011 by Events Industry leaders at the Global Event Summit who decided to create an industry cause.
Since it was founded, EFN has raised over £900,000, a brilliant contribution that has meant huge improvements in the basic living conditions of the estimated 30,000 people in this slum community. Hundreds of children have been able to go to school; parents have achieved sustainable livelihoods; and the community has better access to healthcare and sanitation - including three EFN-funded toilet blocks.
EFN funds are helping to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children in Namuwongo by improving their access to quality education. We do this through:
There are as many as 9,000 children living in Namuwongo
Mary is 11 years old and one of the many children in Uganda whose lives have been changed for the better by Events for Namuwongo.
How you can support:
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