KAMPALA. 40 days over 40 Smiles Foundation, a youth-oriented charity organisation based in Kampala, has over the years led from the front when it comes to touching lives.
Sport has been one of their platforms to help raise funds with the underprivileged in mind as beneficiaries.
Saturday March 10 provided another opportunity for the six-year old charity organisation to make their bank account healthier for the good of the underprivileged in shape of a Five A-side Soccer Tourney played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
James Okello’s Team Barefoot Law reigned at the one-day event, the sixth of its kind, that raised an estimated Shs3.3m that will be used to facilitate the Angaza Literacy Programme.
“The event was a great success that saw us raise up to a profit of Shs3,352,000,” Pearl Gahwera from the 4040 Communications Deparment told Daily Monitor.
‘Angaza’ which means shine in Swahili is a venture designed to engage local communities in activities that improve health and literacy for vulnerable children.
4040 has a number of projects lined up for the year including a Sevens Rugby event dubbed ‘Bantwala 7s’, a karaoke and quiz night. The 4040 Foundation also holds a Community Open Day lined up on April 14 where a medical camp and community cleaning among other activities shall take center stage.
School children in Kikubamutwe, a slum in a Kampala suburb Kabalagala with a history of crime, are already benefiting from the Angaza Literacy Scheme.
Kibuli will be the next focus on 4040’s radar.