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Arms Around Africa Foundation (AAAF) is a Pan-African non-profit social development organization. It follows a holistic program to nurture and hone talents and skills of disadvantaged children, youth and women from very diverse backgrounds and improve on family livelihoods in slums of disadvantaged communities from across Africa. We are dedicated to rescuing vulnerable children and rehabilitating them through talent promotion, health care, education, and grooming them into useful members of the community.


Arms Around Africa Foundation (AAAF) is currently running four Flagship projects and programs and these include; Happy Children Mobile Center, Educational / Resource centers, a Medical center and a Cultural Center (Makindye Cultural Center). Other partnership projects being undertaken include; Women Savings Initiatives, Farmers groups, Vocational training and Vegetable gardens (Urban Farming) to support the centers.

Started in 2012, Arms Around Africa Foundation (AAAF) was a branch of the Family Development Initiatives (FDI) that nurtures the African child through building educational centers, medical centers and hostels for orphans and vulnerable communities. Currently, there are two Educational / Resource centers and one Medical center. Other projects being undertaken include women savings initiatives, farmer’s groups, vocational training and vegetable gardens to support the centers. Arms Around Africa Foundation (AAAF) was founded by Hon. Naggayi Nabilah Sempala in 2006. It follows a holistic program to nurture and hone the talents and skills of the children and improve family livelihoods.

It is registered in Uganda with its headquarters in Kampala. It has operations all over Uganda. Currently, it has chapters in Kenya, Tanzania, and Eswatini(Swaziland). It is in the process of opening up chapters in the remaining parts of Africa. AAAF has resource mobilization offices in Canada and the USA.

Our History

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Arms Around Africa Foundation is to support 

children, empower women and transform the youths to overcome poverty through talent promotion, education, good health, life skills development, entrepreneurship and enhanced access to other resources for social and economic development. We reach out to work alongside communities, schools, religious institutions, health centres among others, in transforming the lives of children, women and the youths. 

Our Mission

Our Vision

Arms Around Africa Foundation is to see an empowered and equally resourced community where children, the youth and women feel safe, valued and respected. 

Our Goal

Arms Around Africa Foundation is to support the marginalized vulnerable children, the youth with special skills, talent promotion and empower women to help them improve their quality of life and livelihood, acquire entrepreneur skills for self-sustenance, gender equality, education, improved health.

We Need Your Support Today!

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