We're a Youth-led Non Governmental Organisation offering Last Mile Service Delivery. We Are Proud of It Because "Whatever We Do, We Do For Generations"
We build youth capacities through trainings in business management, providing and advocating for access to start-up capital for the most “vulnerable persons”
Health and Health Rights
At Rural Smiles Foundation, we ensure health rights and access to health services in a fragile setting.
When disasters occur, Rural Smiles Foundation provides emergency responses to ensure that basic human needs are met.
Digital Rights Advocacy
We advocate for digital rights through policy analysis, research advocacy, community awareness and investing in technology programs.
55 300+ Children in Uganda
dropped out of school
due to COVID-19
Rural Smiles Foundation previously Hope Centre Foundation (HOCEFO) is a Youths and women centred non-profit organization whose mandate is to advance and advocate for Health rights, digital rights and economic empowerment among vulnerable persons in Uganda. We currently operate in Uganda and we are implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection.
Why We Need You
Belief in our Mission
Are you beliefs in line with our mission? Please feel free to volunteer with us whether online or on site.
We need additional skills which
support and complement the existing skills of salaried
staff that will help our organisation be even more effective
in achieving its objectives
We need to involve volunteers from a variety of
backgrounds and with complementary skills so that we can learn to approach challenges
creatively and with a fresh perspective.
We're aiming at bringing local
knowledge, enthusiasm and skills to our
organisation since volunteer involvement reflects
acceptance and ownership of our project or group
within the community.
Since volunteers often feel more free to say what they
think about an organisation’s practices than paid
employees do. We see this as a resource for our
organisation to gather information about its
practices or programmes and to make any
changes needed for future success.
What People Say About Our Organisation
We continually experiment. We fail quickly and productively. We use data and feedback to guide our course.
“I spent nearly two weeks with Rural Smiles and it was unforgettable.. It was an eye opening experience to see and experience their way of life and changed my view on things..”
“Working with Rural Smiles has been an incredibly rewarding, enlightening and enjoyable experience. When I first applied to work with an HIV/AIDS organisation I was not entirely sure what to expect but my time with Rural Smiles has been everything I had hoped it would be..”
“For the journey i have walked while at Rural Smiles Foundation, i have become more determined to care for my fellow humans regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion name it.”