Child sponsorship (£15 per month) provides education at Child of Hope's schools for the poorest and most vulnerable children who want to attend school.
In Uganda, primary education is almost free... there are no school fees, but parents still have to pay for uniform, pencils, books and even toilet paper – which is unaffordable for the poorest families.
Sponsoring a secondary school student allows our pupils to continue their studies at the same high standard they have reached in our nursery and primary school. Or by supporting a vocational student, you will be helping those who choose to follow a quicker route to employment.
Your monthly donation will help pay for all the stuff that their parents could never afford...
Sponsors receive around two letters and at least one photograph every year. Some sponsors choose to send letters to their child and donations for birthday presents.
These children have not yet been sponsored at our school; would you like to sponsor one of them?
How does Child of Hope decide which children to take?
Due to work in the community, our welfare team knows which families are really struggling. We also work with the local authorities, elders, leaders and pastors to ensure a fair system so that the neediest kids are helped.
What might I receive as a sponsor?
You will be allocated a specific child and given a photo and details of the child and their circumstances. Children and sponsors are able to write to each other via the Child of Hope office. Copies of school reports are also sent to sponsors. If you wish to make a donation for a small gift to your child, these are very gratefully received.
What is the best way to fund my sponsorship?
The most cost-effective means of doing this is by setting up a regular payment by online banking. Fees are payable by CoH if using Paypal or JustGiving. For UK tax-payers, gift-aiding the donation significantly increases the amount received at no extra cost to you.
Can I sponsor more than one child?
Yes, you can sponsor any number of children.
What happens when my child finishes primary education?
Subject to their results in the Leaving Exams, children go on to our own secondary school or vocational training with a local college. Sponsorship funds the children’s ongoing food, welfare and medical care plus any college fees. The overall cost of ongoing education/training is around £25 per month.
When does my sponsorship end?
After they finish primary school, you can continue supporting your existing child into secondary/vocational education, at the same monthly rate, or increase your monthly donation (by whatever amount) to help cover the additional costs for further education. After secondary school, you are welcome to transfer your sponsorship to a new child. Or, if your circumstances change, sponsorship can be ended at any time.