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Change a Child's Future: Sponsor Their Education

Can you imagine where you'd be right now if you couldn't afford to get your GED? Unfortunately, this is the case for most Ugandan children, but it doesn't have to be. Become a sponsor today for as little as $49 per term and transform a child’s future for the better by providing them with the education they need to pursue their dreams.

 

5 times more Ugandan children aren't able to complete primary school than the rest of the world.

(The World Bank)

Only 1 in 4 Ugandan children can afford to complete secondary school.

(Global Partnership for Education)

 

Meet the Children

 

Diana

School fees: $71.00 (260,000 UGX) per term

Diana is an 11 year old girl who lives with her mother and two younger siblings in a village in the central region of Uganda. She loves school and is currently in grade 4 in primary, or elementary, school. Like many children her age, she enjoys playing netball whenever she is not in school. Her mother works in the Market, but unfortunately their situation is poor and she cannot afford to continue to pay Diana's school fees without a sponsor.

Emmanuel

School fees: $55.00 (200,000 UGX) per term

Emmanuel is an 8 years old boy who lives in a village in western Uganda with his mother and two brothers. He has never been to school, much like his brother Joseph (see below). Emmanuel's mother is struggling to come up with enough funds to send all three of her children to school and requires assistance in funding her younger two son's education. If sponsored, Emmanuel will be able to start nursery school and then work his way up to primary school.

Joseph

School fees: $55.00 (200,000 UGX) per term

Joseph is a 10 year old boy who lives in a village in western
Uganda with his mother and two brothers, one of which is Emmanuel from above. Like Emmanuel, he has never been to school; due to poverty their mother cannot afford school fees and school supplies for Emmanuel or Joseph. Joseph needs help so that he can attend primary school to learn how to read, write, and do math. He is still very young and capable, so he would greatly benefit from your support.

Doreen

School fees: $55.00 (200,000 UGX) per term

Doreen is a 13 year old girl who lives with her grandmother in a village in the central region of Uganda. Doreen has has two sisters, and their father died when they were very young, hence why they now stay with their grandmother. Doreen initially had to start school late due to a lack of funds for her school tuition and now is at risk for not being able to continue her education if she is not sponsored. She is a very hard working and bright student, her best subject is English. If sponsored, she will be able to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.

Grace

School fees: $176.00 (650,000 UGX) per term

Grace is a 17 years old girl who lives with her family in a village in central Uganda. She is very talented in music and very hard working, she even sat for her O-level (ordinary-level) exams last year and passed with flying colors. Unfortunately, she is now struggling to afford her school fees in order to sit for her A-level (advanced-level) exams as her family can not afford it. If she is not sponsored then she will not be able to continue with her education. Grace's dream is to one day become a nurse so that she can help people and make a positive impact on her community and the world around her. In this way, if she is sponsored, she will be one step closer to achieving her dreams.

Jonathan

School fees: $49.00 (180,000 UGX) per term

Jonathan is an 8 year old boy who stays with his mother and brother in a village in the central region of Uganda. His mother is a single mother and she does casual labour in the village farms, however she does not make enough to afford her children's school fees, making the situation of supporting Jonathan through school on her own very difficult. This invariably has a heavy impact on Jonathan's school performance, but if supported more consistently he will do very well in school and pursue his dream of becoming a mechanic some day. His hobbies include playing football (American soccer) and doing arts and crafts making, such as cutting small rounds from old slippers to play and create with.

Josephine

School fees: $55.00 (200,000 UGX) per term

Josephine is a 10 year old girl who lives with her grandmother in a village in the central region of Uganda. Her father has passed away and her mother could not afford to take care of her on her own, hence why she stays with her grandmother. Even so, her grandmother, who works in vegetable cultivation, struggles to send Josephine to school. While Josephine is currently in grade 4 in primary school, and her school performance is fair, she is on and off of school due to difficulties affording school fees and school supplies. Her hobbies include reading and dancing, and her dream is to one day become  a teacher.

Can't decide who to sponsor? Join others in donating any amount to our group fund to help pay for school supplies and fees!

Become a Sponsor

How It Works

  1. Pick one (or more!) of the children above

  2. Email our Sponsorship Coordinator, Chris Sciacca, at: csciacca76@gmail.com with your selection and/or any questions you might have about the program

  3. Chris will guide you along the process from there, helping in any way he can, including helping to determine which child you'd like to sponsor, how and when you'd like to donate, how long you'd like to sponsor, as well as answer any questions you might have.


At the end of each term, you will receive a letter from the child you are sponsoring detailing their past term, the grades they received, and goals for the next term!

 
Picture of Sherry

"...we sent money for her education, uniforms, and whatever else was needed at the time. Now she is a successful student there..."

Sherry M.

 

FAQ

 

How many terms are there per year? When do they run?

There are three terms per year. The first term begins in January and ends in April of each year, the second term begins in May and runs until August, and the third term starts in September and ends in early December!

What is the structure of the education system in Uganda?

Uganda's education structure begins with 7 years of primary school, where kids enter at the age of 6 years old. Following Primary school is 6 years of Secondary school, which is divided into Ordinary and Advanced, or Lower- and Upper-, Secondary school. Lower-Secondary school consists of 4 years and culminates with students taking their Ordinary-Level (O-Level) exams while Upper-Secondary school consists of 2 years and ends with students taking their Advanced-Level (A-Level) exams! After completing Secondary school, students have the option of moving on to Post-Secondary education, such as University, though the Universities in Uganda are extremely competitive.

Why are fees for some students more expensive than for others?

As the children progress in their education school becomes more expensive. Primary school is the cheapest because Uganda strives to provide affordable Primary education to all children; however, Lower-Secondary (O-Level) and Upper-Secondary (A-Level) school is more expensive for a number of reasons, including more expensive school supplies and greater travel distances, to name a couple.

Don't see your question answered here? Please don't hesitate to email our Sponsorship Coordinator, Chris Sciacca, at csciacca76@gmail.com with any questions you might have!

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