Education changes lives – Sponsor a child
Our organization’s sponsorship program
By partnering with our organization here in Uganda through our sponsorship program, you are offering a child in need of a hand up, not a hand-out.
Our sponsorship program allows you to play a huge role in helping a Ugandan street child not simply to survive but thrive.
Your monthly sponsorship gift contributes towards:
- a child beginning their education
- a child/young adult returning to school after a long absence or
- a young adult completing vocational training to start their own business
Sponsoring a child in Uganda provides not just material needs, but it gives hope and empowers them to become responsible, contributing citizens of the future.
Sponsorship options with our organization:
$50 a month - Enables a child to return to primary school and begin their formal education journey.
$80 a month for 2 years - Enables a child to complete technical and vocational training and graduate with seed money to start their own business.
Sponsorship is only provided to children who have successfully 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 the completion of 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. Though we encourage you to get to know your sponsored child. We will update you at the end of every term of 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 child 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 (for example - 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 an education, improved healthcare and better nutrition. 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.