Empowering the Poor
People of Uganda


Ojok Joseph, one of our sponsored students, in his secondary school classroom. Most schools have very few textbooks, minimal or no libraries. Students must learn by taking notes from teacher lectures if they can not afford to buy their own textbooks.


Child Sponsorship Program

Please consider helping a child in need today! You can make a difference. Please click here to look at waiting children who need sponsors. Most of these children are children of the 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 termís tuition and fees. Others are orphans who have no one who is willing to pay their fees. Children range in age from nursery (about age 4) to as old as 21 (S-6 which is equivalent of the U.S. 12th grade).

Sponsor a Child Now

Three of our currently sponsored primary students at their school in Jinja. From left to right, the students are Okidi Simon, Adeno Christine, and Odida Dickson.

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.

Sponsorship Details

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. Click here to learn more about schools in Uganda.

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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