Education Sponsor

So little can mean so much – US .74 cents a day can provide an education for a primary school student for 12 months. 

Halima is 7 years old and has four siblings. Her mother is a patient of KHC and her father abandoned the family as he refused to take a test for HIV. He assumed that a mother who was HIV would give birth to a positive child and he could not take care of that child whom he believed would die very soon. The family is struggling to make ends meet and so Halima cannot go to school as there is no money for the school fees. She is a bright little girl who could benefit enormously if given the opportunity to go to school.

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. Children see it as an opportunity to get a career to help provide for their family and contribute to their community. 

How does the Education Support Program help the children?

• It 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 their 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 school fee per year for: Primary school student is Euro €252 / GB £216 / US $270. Secondary school student is Euro € 354 / GB £305 / US $380.

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 annual school report about the progress of the sponsored child. If you wish to correspond with the sponsored child our 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 81 children in the program, 48 girls and 33 boys. However, we still have over 95 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.