The Education and Sponsorship Program which started in 1995 with only 6 primary children, has grown to see over 307 beneficiaries graduate in different fields with over 307 currently in the program. It’s aimed at addressing the different education challenges faced by many families in Uganda which are desperately in need but cannot afford to pay school fees for their children. The challenge is mainly attributed to the death or desertion of one or both parents or often the death of both parents leaving a child with grandparents or distant relatives who might also be struggling to survive financially as they often have many other orphans to cater for. The death of so many young parents is a consequence of diseases such as AIDS, TB, Malaria and Typhoid that are all endemic in Uganda as well as rampant increase in road accidents.
Our education programme offers holistic education sponsorship program to vulnerable children in rural communities of Mityana from pre-primary to tertiary institutions. The beneficiaries are usually recommended by the local leadership by objectively assessed by an independent committee of social workers and educationalists who ensure the services are extended to the needy of neediest.
Although priority is given to total and partial orphans, non-orphans from families that prove to be economically struggling are often considered for the program. Those in primary section are placed in school that are easily accessed by the pupils and also makes it easy for the project staffs to monitor the children’s attendance and performance.
What your donation does.
Your generous donation is used to change the life of a disadvantaged child to a more preferred status for the rest of his/her life through paying school fees to a decent school, provide basic education materials including a pair of school going shoes, school bag, math equipment and school writing materials. In additional, the donation helps to provide a light meal for the child while at school to ensure they don’t learn on an empty stomach and monitor children’s performance and wellbeing through school visits.
The fact many of our sponsored children are selected from families with very small source of income, accessing quality medical care is one of the most challenging issues. This often affects class attendance resulting to poor performance. We therefore thank our sponsors who have taken an extra mile to generously contribute towards our medical fund through our “one time donation” which helps us to extent quality medical services to our beneficiaries and ensure they attend school regularly.