Uganda does not offer free public school beyond the primary level, so very few Ugandan kids have a high school education–only 17% of the population. Yet a good education can keep young people out of the cycle of poverty. Our child sponsorship program supports over 120 students through secondary and vocational school. These young men and women are on the verge of becoming nurses, midwives, tailors, commercial truck drivers, agricultural specialists and much more – dreams not possible without our support.
For a child, $40 a month covers the tuition and boarding fees for secondary level schools. The commitment usually lasts for six years, allowing time for relationships to form between children and their sponsors. Letters are typically exchanged, and some can access more direct communication through email. Through sponsorship, a child gains love and acceptance and the confidence that someone is standing with them in life.