We support 30 children through education, helping them break the cycle of poverty in their family.
Although education is technically free in Uganda, there are no nearby secondary schools and colleges in Katete, and many families cannot afford the cost of transport, boarding, uniforms and books. Faith’s father was a traditional cattle farmer who didn’t think that she needed to go to school. However, her Aunt believed in education and ‘adopted’ her, sharing her Christian faith, as well as paying for her education. When Faith was in her 20’s, she decided that she wanted to give the poorest children in her community the same chance as she had, and she ‘adopted’ three children.
We now support up to 30 children, providing for these ‘extras’ without which the children could not attend school, and also providing school fees where necessary.
These children have experienced much hardship – some are orphans, others have been born to alcoholic parents, or parents with learning difficulties, and there have been incidents of rape and abuse. Each child has been born into extreme poverty. With sponsorship, these children are supported throughout their education, and some have continued onto further education, enabling them to apply for good jobs and break the cycle of poverty in their family. Each year, Faith holds a ‘prize-giving’ day, celebrating the children’s successes, and encouraging their parents to value education. We are very grateful to Coleb for managing this programme so smoothly.
Sponsorship costs between £10/month and £60/month, depending on the level of education. Sponsors receive an annual report on their sponsored child or young person.