Saint Jennifer Foundation Aiding the Elderly (SJEFATE) is a non-profit and non-governmental, benevolent and independent foundation working to improve the quality of life of elderly experiencing disadvantage and discrimination in Uganda.
We are dedicated to promoting the welfare, dignity and healthy care of elders in East Africa regardless of their ethnicity, tribes, colors, or orientations. Achieve this, through making grants to voluntary and other civil society organizations and by adding value including through promoting knowledge and influencing others.
The name saint Jennifer foundation aiding the elderly (SJEFATE), come about by remembering the works of a Catholic saint (st. Jennifer) who did charitable works for the poor people.
This come into existence after the love and passion of the elderly and disabled persons in homes, hospitals and on streets way back in 2008 when Louis Aloysius Namugera with compassionate and affection started to do charity work in hospitals especially those near the Catholic churches, this was done during his free time during seminary outings on weekends and in the holidays.
The zeal of aiding the aged people continued and he went on to join nursing companies but unfortunately this company only aimed at making cash but not embracing the elderly with love and dignity, he went back to charity work to the poor elderly and the sick in hospitals many had High or low blood pressure, Osteogenisis (Degeneration of bones) Artthritis(Pain in the joints)Dementia, Stroke, Vascular disease, Glaucoma, Adult onset diabetes, Arthritis, Kidney and bladder problems, Parkinson’s disease, Lung disease, Cataracts, Osteoporosis, Enlarged prostate, Alzheimer’s disease, Cancer, Macular degeneration, Depression and Vascular diseases.
With enthusiasm, SJEFATE instigated officially in Uganda in 2015 with Five nurses, Nine social workers, Seven volunteers and Two Administrators. In 2016 SJEFATE was registered as a company limited by guarantee thus charitable organization with certificate number Co. Reg no: 217639.