Education Sponsor

So little can mean so much – US .65 cents a day can provide an education for a primary school student for 12 months. Meet some of the children who could do with your help.

saul-1  Saul is 6 years old and was born with HIV.  He lives with his mother Nakuya at her sister’s place since she cannot afford to rent her own house and therefore both families live in a one room house. Saul’s father died in 2013 and Saul was enrolled in KHC Day Care program.   His mother is also a KHC client and  hawks fresh fruits in order to support her family.

Saul is now asking when he can go to school and his mother is worried as  soon she will run out of excuses, as she cannot afford the school fees. Saul’s father’s relatives believe that ‘the boy will be dying soon and therefore no need to waste their money on him.’ This is negatively impacting on the family’s  health.

Education sponsor

Education is very important to the parents/guardians as they see it as an opportunity for their children to get out of the poverty, he or she grew up in.

How does the Education Support Program help the children?

• Provides the children with the opportunity to have a better future. • The children are given emotional support to help them deal with the stigma associated with the illness. • Helps their self esteem • They can enjoy being a child by playing and participating in school activities.

How much does it cost to sponsor a child?

The average fee per year for: A primary school student is: Euro €172/ GB £144 / US $240. A secondary school student is Euro € 258/ GB £216 / US $360.

How is your donation used?

• Pays the school fees; provides a school uniform; basic school supplies; and at least one hot meal a day. (Primary school children also need to provide a broom and two rolls of toilet paper). • Regular visits by KHC staff at home and school. • Special support for grandmothers who care for their grandchildren. • Saturday club for children to build their confidence through discussions and games.

What involvement will you have?

KHC will provide you with regular information about the progress of the sponsored child. If you wish to correspond with the sponsored child, Kawempe Home Care Education Officer will be happy to manage this with you and the family.

How do you sponsor a child?

We currently have 141 children in the program, 79 girls and 62 boys. However, we still have over 35 children on our waiting list. If you wish to sponsor a child’s education, simply contact us – you will make a big difference to one of the children’s lives. Meet some of the children on our waiting list.