Our mission is to provide vulnerable children in the urban neighborhoods of Kampala, Uganda with early childhood education, support their health and wellbeing, and empower them to reach their full potential.
make it possible
Ugandan Clover Board
Our two boards, one based in Uganda and the other in the United States, work in close partnership to advance our vision of a more productive and equitable future for Ugandan children.
US Clover Board
History of Clover
Clover was founded in 2013 by two Ugandan women – Esther Makumbi in Kampala and Salma Semakula in Massachusetts – to help the vulnerable children in their neighborhood of Busega, Kampala. Clover preschool is a lifelong dream now realized for these two women.
The Clover Foundation is a grassroots organization founded and led by the community it serves in Busega, Kampala, Uganda. Clover operates one of the only free pre-schools in Busega and provides for their students’ primary education. Using a holistic approach, the Clover Foundation supports the health care, nutrition, and wellbeing of its students to enable them to focus on their education while providing a nano-finance program to foster a stable environment to help families grow and thrive within their community.
We consist of two separate organizations, each with their own board, and a affiliation agreement between the two. Clover Foundation US is a 501 (c) (3) organization focused primarily on fund raising. Clover Foundation Uganda is an NGO incorporated in Uganda, which operates and provides direction for our programs.
Clover understands the compound problems that extreme poverty presents. People in these circumstances have overwhelming challenges in the areas of employment, adult education and training, clean water and food security, housing, and safety. We know that partners in both Uganda and the US enhance the opportunity for sustainable, positive impact on the children and families we serve. Clover has worked with the following organizations: