40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation Marks 5 Years In Style

All photos By Habre Muriisa

40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation is an independent youth-led charity organisation which from the year 2012 has been a stepping stone for vulnerable children and communities to access quality, all-round education support and entrepreneurial training aimed at self-sustainability.

On that note, this award winning organisation marked its 5th anniversary at a glamorous VIP dinner dubbed #4040At5 that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall last Friday the 5th of May 2017. Starting off as early as 7 PM with serving of cocktail to the revellers, the dinner later on saw attendees get entertained by headlining artistes Naava Grey, Afrie, Canaan Gents, Sandra Suubi and Ruyonga. 

Esther Kalenzi the team leader and founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foudation speaking at the dinner

Some of the revellers posing for our camera before the function officially began

After the cocktail, Habasa the host welcomed the revellers and immediately invited the first performer Naava Grey who engaged and excited the crowd, showcasing what she got before Canaan Gents wowed the crowd with their acapella session.

Power FM’s Ronnie Habasa was the host

Naava Grey performing

Canaan Gents had a nice acapella showcase

Dinner was later served and as people almost got done with eating, there was a short thanksgiving speech from Namigadde Joyce the founder Happy Times Child Care Initiatives who are the first beneficiaries of 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation before singer Afrie serenaded the crowd with her beautiful vocals.

A section of guests serving themselves food

Some of guests enjoying the dinner

Afrie serenading the crowd away

Mrs Namigadde Joyce founder of Happy Times Child Care Initiatives who are the first beneficiaries of 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation giving her remarks

The stage was later opened for the team leader and founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation Esther Kalenzi who shared with the crowd about how she began it, where they are now and their proposed future plans.

For me tonight is a night of celebrating a dream that I had and everyone that managed to come and dream with me because it is no longer my but our dream.” She said this before handing over appreciation awards to companies Cipher 256, The Medical Concierge and D & J Audio for the supportive heart they have been showing the organisation for the past 5 years.

Esther Kelenzi the Founder 40 Days Over Smiles was just excited and thankful for the good attendance

Esther Kalenzi posing for photos after awarding D & J Audio company

More performances came from Sandra Suubi and shortly after, amid ululations cake was cut and served to the crowd and Ruyonga closed the night with his performance.

Founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foundation Esther Kalenzi (in green) is joined by some of the guests to cut cake

Sandra Suubi performing

Gospel singer Ruyonga performing

It was however not just about having and enjoying dinner to celebrate 5 years, but a fundraising function at that where attendees were asked to fundraise for the cause and this was done through pledges.

More Photos

Esther Kalenzi the founder 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation posing with our boss SMS ONE/Chano8 boss Mrs Elizabeth Mushabe (Right)

Meet the 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation members

Jackie Asiimwe the mentor 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foundation had an inspiring speech

Some of the revellers at the dinner

Noerine Kareeba the founder The Aids Support Organisation (TASO) urged 40 Days Over 40 Smiles foudation to become an international brand like TASO

One of the attendees filling the pledge card



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