Rural Smiles Foundation●Sustainably Empowering Communities


Complex Street, P.O Box 48 Karuguuza - Uganda


+256 (0)200901387

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"

Skills Development

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.

Emergency Response

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

We're Rural Smiles Foundation

We Empower Communities to Sustain Themselves

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.

Water Charity

The water crisis is massive. But together, we can solve it. Access to clean water means education, income, dignity, and health—especially for women and kids.

Become a Volunteer

Your time makes all the difference. Join our volunteer network and help us expand our reach and multiply our impact around the world.

Send a Gift for Children

Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts Be a part of the global generosity movement and celebrate all acts of giving.
Become a Volunteer

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.

Additional Skills

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.

Community Spirit

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.

Organisational Feedback

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.