How does it work?
Our child sponsorship approach creates a connection between a sponsor in a developed country and a child in one of the communities we work with in Uganda. As a sponsor you will receive photos, letters and information about the child that you are linked with. Your child will have a project identification number as well as you. You will also receive information about the child’s community and the project you are supporting.
How long does it last?
Generally, sponsorship projects will run for a period of 20 years. In the first year of the program, sponsor children will be selected by a trusted staff member, nominated by a committee of community members and partner staff. All children will spend at least 18 years in the program and will graduate either when they reach 20 years of age or when they achieve their future plans. Some children may leave the program earlier if circumstances change, for example, their family may move to a different area, or get improved economically or fail to comply to project policies.
The final years of the program will focus on the sustainability and longevity of the community activities and how the child can be able to support him/herself after leaving the program. We work to build the community’s knowledge and skills that will help them provide for and nurture the development of their children beyond the conclusion of the project.
When the partner organization is able to move away from any particular area and the community can continue to thrive without reliance on partner staff, it is a good sign that the project has made a real difference.
In most cases, when a child leaves the program, or a program concludes we automatically link the child sponsor with a new child unless they have already informed us that they would prefer this not to happen.
Who is it for?
Children who get priority consideration include:
- Children who are at high risk of child labor
- Children who are at high risk of child trafficking
- Children with a disability
- Refugee children
- The orphaned children due to HIV/AIDS and other reasons
- Children at risk of malnutrition and disease
- Children, particularly girls, who are denied access to an education
- Child centered community development projects, for which sponsors are yet to be found.
How do I help?
If you would like additional information regarding the program, or would like additional information on how you can change a child’s life, please see our contact page, We do ask that before you make any decision, please pray.