Welcome to Hope Children's Foundation-Bringing Hope to Underprivileged Children and Youth in Africa

Welcome to Hope Children's Foundation, where every donation brings hope to underprivileged children, youth, and young adults across Africa. Founded by Kayemba Kalema, a beacon of resilience and compassion, our organization is driven by the belief that every child deserves a chance to thrive, regardless of their circumstances. At Hope Children's Foundation, we are dedicated to providing essential support and opportunities to those in need, guided by our core values of HOPE:

H - Help

O - Other

P - People 

E - Excel.



 Kayemba Kalema's journey from a troubled childhood to a successful civil engineer and philanthropist serves as the cornerstone of Hope Children's Foundation's mission. Raised in a polygamous family in Uganda, Kayemba experienced firsthand the harsh realities of poverty, neglect, and tragedy. Despite facing unimaginable challenges, he made a promise to himself to help others in similar circumstances. (Follow the link below for Kayemba's story) https://www.hopechildrensfoundation.org/director-s-story

Hope Children's Foundation began as a Village Self Help Group (VSHG) in 1999, initiated by Kayemba Kalema and three other individuals, Nansumba Prossy and Nkuuwe Edward, along with the support of Lumansi Moses. With a humble beginning of three children in need, our foundation has grown into a non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering vulnerable children, orphans, street kids, Youth and young adults across various districts in Uganda, including Kampala, Wakiso, Mubende, Kasanda, Gomba, and now extending our services into the West Nile region, including refugee camps.

To create a brighter future for the marginalized, we established Kigoma Adventist Academy in 2008, with the generous support of Kigoma Adventist Church. However, in 2014, our lease expired, leading us to establish Exodus Junior School in Wakiso District, catering to underprivileged children, street kids, refugee children, and orphans. Despite facing challenges such as inadequate infrastructure and funding constraints, our commitment to the cause remains unwavering.

Core Challenges:

  1. Inadequate Facilities: We face challenges with inadequate classrooms and hostels to accommodate the growing number of children under our care.
  2. Educational Opportunities: After completing primary education, many children face barriers to accessing higher levels of education due to limited funds for sponsorship.
  3. Sanitation: We lack essential sanitation facilities, posing health risks to the children we serve.

Despite these challenges, we remain steadfast in our mission to empower the marginalized and provide them with the support they need to thrive. With your support, we can overcome these obstacles and continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged children across Africa. Join us in our journey of hope and transformation. Together, we can create a brighter future for the next generation.




Education Programs

Empowering children through quality education and personalized support.










Ensuring the health and well-being of every child in our care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

We offer education programs, health and nutrition support, as well as mentoring and counselling services.

How can I support your foundation?

You can support us through donations, sponsorships, or volunteering. Please reach out to us for more information.

Can I visit the children at your facility?

Yes, we welcome visitors who are interested in learning more about our foundation and the impact we make on the lives of children.

“Hope Children's Foundation has been a blessing to my family. The care and support they provide to the children is truly remarkable. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need.”

Kayemba Kalema

Contact us

For more information, feel free to reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!


Hope Children's Foundation
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

About us

At Hope Children's Foundation, we are committed to creating a bright future for the children of Uganda. Our team is passionate about providing a nurturing and supportive environment for every child, empowering them to reach their full potential.