Welcome to theWilliams Uchemba Foundation
The Williams Uchemba Foundation (WUF) is a non-profit organization and a leading voice for
social development and fighting extreme poverty in underserved communities across Nigeria.
Our objective is to empower children, young people, women and men with opportunities for
decent living through social welfare, literacy, poverty eradication, community development and
We believe that everyone has a role to play and can be a part of change. We believe in the
power of partnerships for social development.
The WUF was founded by African Actor & Philanthropist, Williams Uchembah as a representation
of his personal commitment to creating a better life for people. Now the foundation has grown
into a community of socially responsible and passionate people, volunteers and partners who
are committed to social transformation and making a change for others.
We are a platform for collective action for change
Since inception in 2018, The WUF has actively reached over 2,000 people living in slums with food
stuff, scholarships, relief materials, business seed funds, and free housing away from the slums. In
the next 5 years, our target is to transform the lives of over 5million people in 100,000+
communities across Nigeria.
Our community members and partners come from every walk of life; entertainers, artists,
activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists and are crucial to the work we do at
the WUF. They take action day in, day out by supporting the work we do in organizing,
mobilizing, educating, and sponsoring so that people will have the chance not just to survive,
but to thrive.
WHAT WE DO
1. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: We prioritize social welfare programs that help underserved families
improve their quality of daily life; from basic needs like food and clothing to providing better
shelter/housing and access to funds for education and basic healthcare.
2. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: We also move on to more sustainable initiatives that help empower
people with opportunities to create wealth; decent work, business/entrepreneurship, training,
grants/seed funding for businesses.
HOW WE WORK
We believe that the solution to extreme poverty is not a one-off charity activity, it is about giving
TOGETHER as a people. So, we offer a platform for collaborative action, creating partnerships
and seek funding that provides opportunities for entrepreneurship and job creation in
Today we are working to achieve five Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within our
communities which include