Child Sponsor Uganda


Child Sponsor Uganda

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Uganda, with its population of 34.5 million, is a landlocked country in east Africa bordered to the north by the new Republic of South Sudan, to the south by Rwanda and Tanzania, to the east by Kenya and by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. Following independence from the UK in 1962 Uganda was subjected to harsh regimes, no more so than under Idi Amin, however since 1986 the country has made significant social and economic progress. However, after decades of conflict, the country, with scarce natural resources in the first place, continues to be one of the poorest countries in the world with sub standard health care, high rates of malnutrition and diseases such as malaria rampant, assisted by less than half of those living in Uganda having access to safe drinking water.


Today Uganda is in 164th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country with a life expectancy of 54 yrs with over half the population aged under 15yrs. There are an estimated 3.5 million children orphaned through AIDS/HIV, that's nearly one in ten of the country's entire population. Young people are often malnourished due to regular food shortages and there is generally poor access to health and social services across the country.


Child sponsor programs in Uganda focus on working with orphaned and abandoned children, promoting access to healthcare together with prevention programs to reduce the spread of AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis and promoting education in a country where 18% of children never enrol at school and a further 66%, who have enrolled, drop out during their primary and secondary school years. The situation is even worse for girls, reflected in literacy rates which for for males stand at 77% however this drops to just 57% for females.

Child Sponsor Programs Uganda:


SOS Children

Your sponsorship will allow a child to receive secondary school education rather than leave at 14yrs old.

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Raising Up Hope

A project helping street children in Kampala, Uganda, providing sponsorship and care and a home.

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Loving Hearts

A grass roots child sponsor program in southern Uganda we recently visited and can recommend.

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Little Angels

Another locally run project in Uganda that needs your support by becoming a child sponsor.

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PLAN

With Plan you form a unique connection with a named child and their family in Uganda.

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Global Care

Sponsor a child who is orphaned or from an AIDS-affected family or otherwise struggling.

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SOS Children

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.

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Equipe

Your sponsorship funds education and meets basic needs until your child leaves school at the age of 16.

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Children of Uganda

Child Sponsor Uganda: Children of Uganda

The children in this program have been orphaned by the loss of one or both parents, usually to AIDS.

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Another Hope
Child Sponsor Uganda: Another Hope

You can make a huge difference by sponsoring the school fees of a child for one year.

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Compassion
Child Sponsor Uganda: Compassion

Sponsor a child in Uganda with Compassion and help, feed, educate and provide medical care.

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Eden Ministries
Child Sponsor Uganda: Eden Ministries

You will receive a photo and personal profile of the child you are sponsoring and twice yearly updates.

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Abaana

Child Sponsor Uganda: Abaana

Abaana is a Christian organisation and the child sponsor program is run with Christian principles.

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A.C.E.

Child Sponsor Uganda: Aid Conservation Through Education

You can make a huge difference by sponsoring the school fees of a child for one year.

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WorldVision
Child Sponsor Uganda: WorldVision

A child sponsor program where you can exchange cards, letters and photos with your sponsored child.

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ActionAid
Child Sponsor Uganda: ActionAid

Your sponsorship will ensure a child has enough to eat, a safe place to live and attend school.

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Uganda Children

Info, facts and figures about
children in Uganda and the
challenges they face.

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Street Children

Facts, figures, images and video about street children in Uganda together with details of a Kampala project.

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African Children News

All the latest news about children in Africa, their circumstances, children's right developments and legal issues.

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Volunteer

As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Uganda?

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