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 beaders. 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 12th grade and beyond as vocational or university students (as old as age 22).
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 beaders 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 in, and paying the sponsorship fee which includes tuition, uniform, and school supply costs, you can help ensure that a child is able to attend school every day. 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 being the child’s 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 sponsor the child for much longer. Sponsorship fees range from $200 per year to $650 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 sponsors and share the cost of sponsoring a child with one other person so that you pay just half of the annual schooling cost for that child.
The sponsorship payment amount depends on several factors: whether the child is in primary, secondary, or vocational school; whether the child is living in Jinja or in Kitgum or Agwata which are very rural areas in northern Uganda. It also varies depending on whether the child attends a government school or a private school, or a day or boarding school.
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.