Uganda Child Sponsorship Program
Please consider helping a child in need today. You can change a child’s life forever! See waiting children who are eagerly awaiting sponsors as part of our Uganda child sponsorship program. Most of these children are children of our women who participate in our income-generation projects. Some children are not currently in school because of lack of school fees. Others can attend only sporadically as they keep getting sent home when their parents/guardians cannot pay the full term’s tuition and fees. Others are orphans who have no one who is willing to pay their fees. Our Uganda child sponsorship program serves children ranging in age from nursery (about age 4) to 10th grade, and even beyond as vocational or university students (as old as age 22) for selected students who are serious about their education or obtaining job skills.
Uganda Child Sponsorship Program Helps Make Dreams Come True
More than anything, a mother wants her child to be able to attend school and get a good education. She will even feed her family only one meal a day if it means having more money for school fees to send her children to school. Sadly, sometimes even this sacrifice is not enough. There is just not enough money to keep all her children in school, especially when they reach the secondary (high school) level. It is especially difficult for the women in our income-generation projects who often have at least two or three orphans that they are caring for in their household.
This is where you, as a sponsor, can truly change the course of a child’s life by stepping up, and making a sponsorship contribution. Most of these children are either children of women participating in, and in good standing in, our income-generation programs, or are children who attend the Agwata school. This is because we believe that child sponsorship when combined with other specific targeted program help is much more successful than stand alone sponsorship.
Your contribution allows a child to be part of our sponsorship program at one of our four sponsorship locations: Agwata primary school, northern Uganda secondary, Jinja primary and older, and Kitgum primary. Sponsorship monies are combined at each location to make sure your child can attend school or a training program, receive mentoring and educational encouragement through our sponsorship program and the guidance of our sponsorship coordinator, participate in an annual recognition and awards party, and in our Agwata location, receive a mid-day meal at the school. In some cases, there may also be monies or product donations for school supplies or assistance with uniform costs. As a sponsor, you will:
- Receive a packet containing a photo and background information for your sponsored child.
- Receive at least three letters per year from your sponsored child. At your option, you may also write letters to your child including sending him/her photos, postcards, coloring pages, and more.
- Receive grade reports to monitor how your child is doing in school.
- Be able to give an optional family gift of up to $300 per year.
Uganda Child Sponsorship Program Details
Our expectation is that you will commit to contributing as a child sponsor for at least one year. We hope that you will find this to be such a rewarding experience that you will want to continue to participate as a sponsor for much longer. Sponsorship amounts range vary by the program location, but average $300 to $350 per year, and can be paid by month, by term or by year. Payment can be made by mailing a check to Outreach Uganda or by Sponsoring a Child online using PayPal or your credit card. For our older secondary and post secondary students, we offer an option where you can be one of two or three (in case of university) sponsors and share the cost of sponsoring a child with others so that you pay a proportionate cost of the annual schooling cost for that child.
The sponsorship contribution depends on several factors: whether the sponsorship program is for primary, secondary, or vocational school; whether the program location is urban (Jinja) or more rural (Agwata or Kitgum), and exactly which costs are needed to be covered by the program.
Contact Us: Please email us if you have questions or would like us to contact you about sponsoring a child. Please indicate if you have a preference for a girl or boy and/or any age preference.