Education Changes Lives – Sponsor A Child
Our organization’s sponsorship program
There are over 132 million boys worldwide not in school, and in Uganda, more than 50% of boys are denied access to education.
By partnering with our organization here in Uganda through our sponsorship program, you offer a child in need a hand-up, not a hand-out.
Our sponsorship program allows you to play a huge role in helping a Ugandan street boy not simply to survive but thrive by allowing him to go to formal or vocational school.
When you sponsor a Shule boy, you play a significant role in helping to prepare them to grow up to become socially aware, financially independent gentlemen.
Sponsorship Options With Our Organization:
Your monthly sponsorship gift contributes towards either a boy beginning their educational journey or a teenager completing vocational training and being able to start their own business.
$50 a month - Enables a child to return to primary school and begin their formal education journey. (Your gift covers school fees, scholastic materials, school requirements, uniform, school shoes, transport, pocket money, and extracurricular activities.)
$80 a month for two years - Enables a child to complete technical and vocational training and graduate with seed money to start their own business. (Your gift covers school fees, equipment or materials, clothing and shoes, pocket money, food, rent, and transport)
Sponsorship is provided to children who have completed our rehabilitation program and are ready for schooling.
Learn more about our Watoto Mtaani Rehabilitation Program here.
Questions You May Have Before You Sponsor a Child
How long do I sponsor a child?
We know that sponsoring a child is a big commitment, especially financially. Before committing, please consider the following:
Our Formal Education Sponsorship Program is a long-term commitment. When signing up to sponsor a child who is pursuing formal education, we ask you to commit to completing that child's education - through university if that ends up being the case.
Our Technical and Vocational Sponsorship Program is a two-year commitment.
Can I visit the child?
Yes. You are more than welcome to visit your sponsored child. Please give us a call to find out how this is possible.
How often will I hear about the child? And from the child?
The relationship between you and your sponsored child will grow and develop through regular communications. Throughout the year, you can communicate with the child as much or as little as you want. However, we encourage you to get to know your sponsored child. We will update you at the end of every term on your sponsor child's progress. You will hear from your sponsored child at least twice a year.
Can I send gifts to my child?
Yes, but with limits. Elaborate gifts can set your child up for jealousy within the community or even a feeling of dependency on you rather than their parents.
Does the money go directly to the child/family?
No. Your sponsorship payments will be used to cover school fees that Shule pays directly to the school, requirements, and other items necessary for your child to excel in their learning (school supplies, extra tutoring, transportation), health and nutrition needs.
What does my monthly gift provide for the child?
Your sponsored child will have access to things like education, improved healthcare, and better nutrition. In addition, your monthly pledge provides resources that empower the child to succeed in their educational journey.
Is this a real child/how many sponsors does each child have?
Shule connects a single child with a single sponsor. As long as you continue your monthly sponsorship, no one else will sponsor that child.
Can I have communication with my child?
Absolutely! We encourage you to write to your sponsored child. Through consistent monthly support, letters, and prayers, you and your sponsored child build a relationship that benefits both of you.