These children, from Kenya, live in extreme poverty. However, with just a small investment they are able to go to school which gives them the skills to earn a decent wage and make better, healthier life choices.
Where a child is alone or faces violence, prejudice, abuse and fear, we prevent them from resorting to extreme measures to survive.
Your child sponsorship is a personal connection between you and your child, which you can follow closely as they progress through school. You will receive:
Your child receives education, clothing and essential materials. They will receive a nutritious meal each school day and our local children’s worker provides committed welfare and medical contact and support, in the home.
Accountability is important to us. For every £1 of donated money we spend in the course of a typical year:
Gentle* is an eight year old disabled Ugandan girl, living with her aunt following the death of her mother and father.
Under-nourished and vulnerable, her suspected cerebral palsy prevents her from taking care of herself. Reliant on others, there is little support from neighbours as there is great stigma surrounding disability in Uganda.
Children with disabilities are usually excluded from school due to poor facilities and the associated costs. However, thanks to a child sponsor, Gentle attends our care centre for children with disabilities, four days a week. With self-esteem and confidence growing, Gentle learns to write and is making friends. Physiotherapy is improving her ability to move independently. Our hope is that Gentle will benefit from future formal education.
* We use aliases in place of children’s real names