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. 


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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:

Materials & Enrolment

Children are enrolled at a local school that is easy to access, and are supported by our Hope for Children Uganda team with their studies after school and during holidays. Children are provided with uniforms, school books and additional educational materials they need to thrive, as well as a library run by the children themselves.

Support & Protection

Our Ugandan team work closely with children and their families to identify risks at home that might jeopardise their education, and look to overcome these challenges. This ranges from food parcels for child-headed families to an intensive reunification programme that reconnects estranged children, often orphans, with their extended families and communities. 

Girls United  

Supporting girls to stay in school is a key aim, so we're establishing a girls football club - Girls United - to create a safe environment for girls to interact, socialise and raise issues that are impacting their ability to access education. The club is run by local girls and women, and is part of a wider community sensitisation programme to raise awareness of gender equality and every girl's right to education.

Junior Achievers

Older children take part in entrepreneurial activities and workshops to develop and improve their business skills, so that once they finish their education, they have the knowledge and belief to establish a micro-enterprise or get a job that will provide them with a stable income and enable them to start to break free from the poverty cycle.   

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.

Read Mary's Story of Hope

How you can support:


EFN Patrons commit to donating £3,000/year for 3 years which is used to underpin our impact in Namuwongo. Thanks to this stable funding, we can plan our projects in an efficient and effective manner, and have the greatest impact on children.


Thousands of staff from EFN Patron companies have taken part in runs, cycles, treks and other fundraising activities to raise additional funds to support vulnerable children in Namuwongo. Check out our latest challenges to get involved with.


EFN fundraising is changing the lives of vulnerable children in Namuwongo. As well as raising funds, EFN Patrons also support us to raise awareness of this transformational work, and encourage others to get involved.


Ready to become the next EFN Patron?

We would love to hear from you if you're interested in becoming an EFN Patron of Hope for Children.


Please contact us on 01442  234 561 or email :

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