Sponsor A Child
Children Waiting for Sponsors. Give them Hope!
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After you decide which child you would like to sponsor, please complete the Sponsorship Pledge Form. Standard sponsorship is $300 a year which is $25 a month. This amount covers tuition, uniforms, books, lunch fee, school requirements, and other basic supplies like pens and pencils, geometry set, shoes, cloths, etc.
However, if you cannot afford $300 a year, you may consider making a general donation toward the Teachers’ Salary Fund. This fund provides education for many other orphan students who don’t have sponsors yet. About 60% of our students can’t afford to pay and we let them study until we can find sponsors for them. These students had previously dropped out of school due to financial reasons. By supporting the Teachers’ Salary Fund you sponsor more than one student.
After submitting the form, mail check made to Uganda Rural Fund at P.O. Box 388, West Springfield, MA 01090. You can also make your donation online through PayPal but remember PayPal deducts a processing fee; so not 100% goes to your child. If you have any questions, please contact John Mary: firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-291-1102. Thanks for providing education support for needy children!
Nakalema Moreen, 14
Moreen is fourteen years old student in grade eight at Hope Academy. She enjoys music, soccer and studying. Moreen hopes to enrich her home in Kamutuza village by going into a career in Agricultural engineering. She lives with her mother and a father who has been ill for a very long time. Nakalema said that being sponsored and having school supplies would make things easier for her mother to support the three children.
Lule Eldard, 14
Thoughtful and articulate, fourteen year old Lule Eldard attends grade eight studies at Hope Academy. He is determined to improve his English and become a journalist that interviews political figures and celebrities. His family lives in the village of Kabusirabo with five siblings, and his mother. Eldard’s father is deceased leaving the mother the burden of caring for the children. Eldard believes that it is important to receive sponsorship support for education because it makes you a civilized person and enable one to support himself. ”I also want to learn English which is the main method of communication in the media,” says Eldard.
Namale Gertrude Kizza, 15
Namale Gertrude Kizza
Gertrude is a fifteen year old Senior One student from Kyawangonya village and wants to become a doctor. She has four brothers and eight sisters. Both of her parents died when she was young. Namale enjoys school and sports such as playing netball and music. She says that having school supplies and a sponsor would mean a lot to her. It is the only way to help her become educated so she would be able to work in the hospital as a doctor and support her young siblings.
Kabazerire Peter, 16
Kabazeire is a sixteen year old Senior 1 student from Kabusirabo village. He lives with his two parents and is an only child but they are very poor and have no income to support his education. Peter recently visited Masaka, a city one hour from his home for the first time in his life and was inspired to study hard for a better future. He went as part of the Hope Academy boys soccer team who is currently having matches in the hot 4:30pm sun three times a week with other schools. Kabazeire enjoys studying and playing soccer on the Hope Academy Boys sports team. Peter says that, “studying is important to me because it is the only way I can complete my goal of becoming a doctor and also be able to speak English.” He would like also to be able to support his parents and give them a better life.
Mbago Livingstone, 13
Thirteen year old Mbago Livingstone is a grade eight student from Nakanyonyi village in Mukono and wants to become a doctor. He has two brothers, four sisters. It is his mother struggling to care for the children. His father died in an accident when he was young. Mbago enjoys playing soccer. He dedicates his time to studying and is hopeful that someone will choose to sponsor him so he can have a better education and support his siblings. He says that having school supplies and a sponsor will help him learn things because education is necessary to get a job that will enable him to feed his family and others.
Sitenda Rehema, 16
Losing her father in an accident has inspired sixteen year old Sitenda Rehema to become a doctor. A Senior one student, Rehema is well on her educational journey to become a doctor for her village of Bugonzi . She has two brothers, six sisters, and lives her mother. The mother has no stable income to support her education. ”A sponsorship opportunity will enable me to see my dreams of becoming a doctor come true and also become an important person for my village,” says Rehema. Rehema is the first one in her family to become educated. In her spare time Sitenda enjoys reading and playing netball with the other girls at her school.
Inspired by his schooling and the vision of a better life, grade eight student Buyondo Ismael is determined to become a teacher. Living in Kyawangonya village he walks to school in Kyetume each day for class, returns home for chores and walks back to study at the school under the solar powered lights in the evening because sometimes at home they don’t have kerosene. He has six brothers, five sisters, and both parents are still living but are very poor. Ismael said that “it is important to be educated and knowledgeable if one is to become a great teacher; so, am doing my best and I need help to realize my dream.”
Grade eight student Miyingo Najibu lives in Kalagala village and wants to become a teacher. He has four brothers and two sisters. Both parents but are unable to support all their children. He needs sponsorship in order to stay in school and perhaps some day be able to support his young siblings. “My parents want me to have an education but they can not afford to raise money for all us. I will be happy if someone helps to pay my school fees. Thank you,” says Najibu.
Docus, a Senior 1 student from Kalagala wants to become a teacher in Kampala. She said that education is important to her so that she can become knowledgeable person. “Some people have work and others do not and they suffer; I don’t want to be like that,” she says. It is clear she wants to work hard in school to be a good teacher. Kampala is only a two hour ride away but most students and even their parents have never been there. An education will mean that she will be able to better her life, her family’s and any children she will have in the future.
Nazziwa Hadijjah, 14
Hadijjah, a Senior One student from Kajjalubanda village is passionate about becoming a nurse. She said that education is important because each new bit of knowledge gets her closer to a job that will bring satisfaction to her life. Determined to make the world a better place, she studies several hours a day and one can only imagine the commitment she will show to her patients that she has shown to her textbooks. Hafijjah comes from a large family of five sisters, three brothers and both parents are living but are troubled because they can’t find money to pay tuition for their kids. Hadijjah is concerned she will soon have to drop out and the consequences are rough for a young girl out of school.
Reacheal Baluka, 13
I am Baluka Reacheal Lucky born on 1st march 1999 in Jinja Uganda.My father is a musoga and my mother is an itesot. I love reading novels ,making new friends ,studying especially science and and have a mission of becoming an engineer in the future.Iam borne in family in a family of eight children of whom three dropped out of school, two are in the university and two in secondary.My mother is a primary teacher and my father a retired soldier from the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces.My mother bears the costs of paying school fees and now it is hard since am going to secondary school for the next four years. I thereby humbly request for assistance to meet my school dues such that i make my dreams achieveable.Any assistance will be welcome. GOD BLESS YOU
Bridget Nabulya, 20 Years Old
Am Nabulya bridget 20yrs old . I am the only child to my mother but I am not the only dependant. I never had chance to share great moments with my dad as he passed away when I was still a baby; he passed away in the same year I was born. So I have been raised by mother. My mother operates a local food vandal and from this business she has been able to support all of us who depend entirely on her. I’m asthmatic and this has given my mother a very had time mostly when it came to paying my medical bills and my tuition. But now the situation has put mother in a very tight corner as she can no longer afford my education costs at the University. This has diminished my dream of completing my education and help out some of my young ones. I joined University last year to study Information Technology. I completed a semester but I didn’t sit for all exams because I failed to complete the tuition. I have been trying to get scholarships but what makes me feel sad is that some people want marriage in return, if not sleeping with me of which I can’t submit to.
I’m left with two and a half years to complete this course. I want to became an IT consultant and I have my big dream of starting up my own IT firm in Uganda and East Africa at large. The tuition for each semester and hostel amount to $700. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. My hobbies include making new friends, sharing my culture, music, dancing and cracking jokes with my friends
Andrew Mujjuzi, 20
I am called Mujjuzi Andrew, 20 years old, living in Uganda. I completed senior six (Advanced level). I want and have a dream of joining the university to do a Bachelor of Business Administration but unfortunately my dad who was supposed to help me passed away in 2008. I got 17 points in a combination of History, Economics,Geography/Entrepreneurship (HEG/E). I am kindly requesting you sir /madam to lend me a hand so that I can be able to reach my goal which is getting a degree to better my life and my siblings. For the first semester, it requires $650 and then every semester $500. The course takes three years.am politely asking you to help me so that i can be able to join the university in September 2010. I will be greatful to get a positive response from you.