Sponsor a Child
Sponsor a child to equip them with an education and empower them and their community with opportunities for a better life. By making a monthly commitment of just £20 a month, you can give a child a chance at a better future by providing a safe refuge away from the dangers of the informal settlement in which they live.
What does child sponsorship include?
What do you receive as a sponsor?
How are our children assessed and identified?
Our work has always been focused on the most vulnerable children and families living in Namuwongo slum, Kampala. We only work with those who are the poorest of the poor and at the lowest levels of the community.The selection process is very strict, with two different social workers assessing the same family. A manager will then also conduct check-up visits to ensure all the information we receive is correct. The selection criteria is based on vulnerability including poverty levels, disability, HIV/AIDS and family situation.
The children who are chosen often live in a single roomed mud huts without any facilities, come from single parent (often female-headed) households with very low incomes, only receive one small meal a day and are malnourished. Some of them are also disabled and suffer from difficult family situations (alcoholism, mental problems, extreme poverty and various diseases including HIV/AIDS).
In addition to the support from sponsors, we also ask the parents/guardians of our children to make a small contribution per term (based on our assessment of what the family is able to pay). This is to further support their children at school and helps to ensure parents/guardians continue to take responsibility for their child’s education.