Sponsor A Child
Local tribes consider the Batwa to be animals and they are highly discriminated against. The children cannot go to local schools or medical clinics because they are considered animals. According to a 2000 report by the BBC, 40% of the Batwa children die before the age of 5. Conditions have not changed since 2000. Through our sponsorship program, we are hoping that these numbers will begin to decline as the children will receive more consistent health care and food.
Hope Ministries Uganda makes every effort to connect the hearts of our sponsors with their sponsored child. This allows our sponsors to watch their child grow and develop over time. Many of our children are abandoned and orphaned and this gives them an opportunity to experience the love of a family. We have even had some sponsors come to Uganda on a mission trip and meet their child!
What does sponsorship provide a child?
Our sponsorship program is the heart of Hope Ministries Uganda. Sponsoring a Seeds of Hope Child provides them with three meals a day, education, and basic medical care. Through sponsorship you are helping to bring hope to children who once were forgotten by society and only thought of as being less then human by local tribes. Scripture calls for us to,
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
You will receive email updates on your child through the form of letters, pictures, and video. We will also post updates on trips so that you can send a letter, pictures of your family, and a small gift to give to your sponsored child.
Please print off a picture of your child. Pray for them on a daily basis. Share Hope Ministries Uganda with friends and family.
How does sponsorship work?
Our sponsorship program covers the child’s education at our Seeds of Hope School, provides three meals a day, and provides basic healthcare through our River of Life Medical Clinic.
Our hope and prayer is that sponsors will stay with a child through secondary school (high school) or vocational training school. There may be opportunities for some of our students to attend university level in the future.
Absolutely! We want you to keep in touch with your sponsored child and encourage them. Once you sponsor a child you will have access to our sponsor portal where you will be able to not only send pictures and letters, but you will also receive updates and letters from your child. Your letters and photos to your sponsored child will be printed off and hand delivered to your child.
You can also send letters to our USA location:
Hope Ministries Uganda USA
Hickory, NC 28602
or email them to us: [email protected]
Yes! We love for sponsors to meet their sponsored child. You can join an upcoming mission team or arrange a team yourself to come and see! We love to call these trips Discovery Trips. For the sponsored child to meet their sponsor it is a life changing event and encourages them so much!
We encourage our sponsors to send letters and pictures to their sponsored child. For birthdays and Christmas we encourage sponsors to give financial gifts that can be used to purchase gifts in Uganda. Our goal is to keep communication open and to make sure you see and experience how your child was able to celebrate through our sponsorship portal.
Most of our children come into our program between the ages of 3-16 years of age. Typically secondary school in Uganda ends around the age of 20-21. Many of our children had a very late start in receiving their education and they are working towards “catching up”. Some of our older children will be phased into our vocational training program to give them skills to start businesses and business training so that they will be able to support themselves.