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 a human right with immense power to transform" Kofi Annan
Education is the foundation to a happy, healthy and positive childhood, and it’s the single most effective way to alleviate
poverty, yet there are still an estimated 61 million primary school-age children still out of school.
Every year of education increases potential future income by 10%
2 out of 3 illiterate people in the world are women - across the world, girls get less education than boys.
Only 1 in 4 children go to Secondary School in Uganda
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 in 4 ways:
There are an estimated 5,000-9,000 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:
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.
- > Tons of rubbish have been removed to reduce the spread of disease.
- > Over 2km of drains have been dug out to combat flooding.
- > 3 new toilet blocks have been built and handed over to the community.
Ready to become the next EFN Patron?
We would love to hear from you if you would like to find out more about becoming an EFN Patron of Hope for Children.