Fulfilling a Dream
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 childís 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.
* Developing an ongoing relationship with the child by writing letters to that child and have him/her write letters back to you.
* 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.
Our expectation is that you will commit to being the childís 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 $100 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 using our Shopping Cart (click above link)to process your payment via credit card.
The sponsorship payment amount depends on several factors: whether the child is in primary or secondary school, whether the child is living in Jinja or Kampala which are urban areas, or in Kitgum which is a very rural area 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.
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Sponsored child, Akena Gibbs, smiles with happiness at the new soccer ball and gifts received from his sponsor.
Sponsored child, Gloria, gives her sponsor, Dean, her gift of a paper beaded necklace.
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