WHO WE ARE
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. Founded in November 2020 by indigenous youth members of Kibaale District later registered as a non-profit organization 23 Feb 2023 to advocate and advance, Health, digital rights and economic rights and empowerment among vulnerable persons including refugees, persons with disabilities, sexual and ethnic minority group, sex workers, Adolescent Girls, women and children especially those in rural communities.
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something
What Make Us Different
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
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.
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Become the One Who is Considered a Hero
Rural Smiles Foundation is supported by volunteers who are a core part of our team. Our volunteer opportunities range from event organization to campaigning and fundraising to shop work. You will make new friends and learn skills, while helping us to end the injustice of poverty. If you have time to give and the commitment to bring about change, get in touch with us by filling out the volunteer application form using the button below
Meet Our Volunteer Team
What People Think
“I spent nearly two weeks with Rural Smiles Foundation 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 Foundation 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.”