Child Sponsorship

Each year a class of extremely vulnerable children between the ages of 3-5 are identified by our social workers to join the Hands for Hope sponsorship programme and our school.

6picturestogetherSponsoring a child through UHfH not only provides a child with the opportunity to go to school, but it also gives them a chance at a better future, by providing a safe refuge away from the dangers of the informal settlement in which they live. For a monthly fee from £20, you can sponsor a child to go to school. Sponsorship fees includes:

  • School Fees
  • School Supplies
  • School Uniform
  • Sportswear
  • 2 meals a day
  • Basic medical care
  • Participation in our Holiday Programme

Enrolling into our child sponsorship programme not only benefits the individual child but their entire family and the wider community through the variety of programmes we offer. As a sponsor, you will receive:

  • A photograph and profile of your sponsored child
  • Regular updates on your sponsored child’s progress though termly school reports, which will be sent to you three times a year as well as other email updates.
  • A Christmas card from your sponsored child
  • Regular updates on Uganda Hands for Hope and our work via our e-newsletter.

Selection Process

The selection process for this programme is very strict, with two different social workers assessing the same families to ensure that all the information that we receive is correct. The Administrator then also conducts random check-up visits to the selected households. 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). These children’s parents have no hope of affording to send them to school.

The selection process for this year has just finished and we have a class of children waiting to join our nursery. We are now looking for generous individuals to sponsor a child so they can start school in January 2017. If you would be interested to start sponsoring a child from just £20 a month – and to make an everlasting change to their lives – please contact us at info@onlinehope.org. You can also set up sponsorship online.