Getting sufficient funds to feed and accomodate 50 children is a great task and although we try to be as independent from sponsors as possible it is always a great help if children are sponsored by a small monthly amount.
Also education is not free in Uganda and we would like our children to attend the local primary school to ensure they have the best perspective possible for the future.
It is possible to pay for the education of individual children by becoming a sponsor. Aditionally to the costs of the education, sponsors add some money for food and other expenses (formally the expenses for one child) which of course are distributed among all children in the project.
Sponsoring a child in the project costs 20$/month to cover the minimal costs. However it is possible to pay more to enable the children to get a better education and further opportunities. For a better overview on the cost see below.

What does a sponsor get?
When you register as a sponsor you will be paired with a child in the project. You will get a picture of the child as well as its name, birthday and some information like favourite color, favorite animal, favourite food. You will be informed on major events in the life of the child (like the firt day in school, school reports, achivements) and from time to time you will rechive letters written by the child.

Presents:
We are often asked if it is good to send presents to the sponsored children.
For may sponsors the sponsoring of a child is very similar to adopting a child into the family. They get attached to the children and are always eager to recive news and reports on their child's wellbeing and achivements. It is therfore naturally that on christmas and birthdays people want to send gifts to thier child in Africa.

Of cause we are happy when sponsors take up an active relation with thier children however in the past sending of gifts to children has led to some unexpected problems as some gifts that European and American sponsors thought appropriate were either not agreeable with the Ugandan village culture (e.g. trousers for girls) or thier value in the society was greatly underestimated (if you give a child a toy car this will be the only toy car in a 10 mile radius and it will be stolen after 2 days).
To circumvent such problems we would like you to consider the following ideas:

1. Ask what is needed. The people in the project know what the children need. If you think of sending something you can contact us and ask what the child really needs at the moment.
2. Think of something for the project. It is always good to send something that all children can use. This prevents jealousy and fighting among the children and can help the project at the same time. A box of old unused pens can be used by all children to have fun and also as scholastic material.

3. Consider donating to the project. this is of cause the least personal way to give a present to your child but in most cases it is the most beneficial. For example you could donate a chicken for the project in the name of the child. This way the child has something to its name but the project flourishes as a whole.
4. If you want to send something personal to you child. Please try to limit yourself to small things.
SPONSOR A CHILD
Food/Medicine/Basic sponsoring:
This sponsoring ensures that we can pay for the basic needs of a child. It provides the funds to buy food and water as well as clothing and medicine we calucuate the money for one child. in reality the money will be distributed among all the children
ITEM   
COAST $
PER MONTH
COAST UG Sh PER
MONTH
Food 
30
96,000
Medicine
10
32,000
Clothing
5
16,000
SUM:
45
144,000
Primary school sponsoring:
This sponsoring ensures that the child can attend a good primary school for up to 7 years. I this time the child will gain the basic education.
Item
COAST $ PER
MONTH
COAST UG Sh PER
MONTH
School fees     
18.75
60,000
School meals
15
48000
School uniform
15
48000
Schoolastic material
10
32000
pens
xx
xx
books
xx
xx
schoolbag
xx
xx
shoes
xx
xx
Medical insurance
2,5
8000
SUM
47,88
154,000
Secondary school sponsoring:
After finishing the 7 years of primary school we would like to enable our children to attend the secondary school. Here the children will learn advanced knowledge and in the end they will qualify for University attandance.
Normally we will ask the sponsors of children in primary school if they want to sponsor the secondary school when the child reaches the last year of primary school.
item
COAST $ PER
MONTH
COAST UG Sh PER
MONTH
School fees     
25
80000
School meals
18
57600
School uniform
20
64000
Schoolastic material
20
64000
Pens
xx
xx
Books
xx
xx
School  bag
xx
xx
Shoes
xx
xx
Medical insurance
2,5
8000
SUM
85.50
283200
Apprenticeship sponsoring:
Unfortunately not all children will meet the required grades to attend secondary school. Also some children will want to start an apprenticeship as tailor, car mechanic or a carpenter. (This alternernative education is especially popular amoung girls).
We would like to enable these children to learn these trades as an alternative to the secondary school. Similarly to the secondary school sponsoring we will ask the sponsors in case a child decides to learn a trade instead of going to secondary school.
The costs for this appreticeship vary a lot so we would give further information on enquiry.
Become a sponsor
If you want to bacome a sponsor for one of the children in the project please use our contact form to write us a message. We will then see what kind of sponsoring is needed at the moment.




Sponsoring programs:
To give a better overview on what kinds of sponsoring are possible and how the money will be spend for the children we give an overview on the different costs please contact us in case you have any questions.
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