Child Sponsor Uganda
its population of 45.74 million (2020), 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
159th place out of 189 countries and territories in 2019 when ranked in terms of
life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a
country with a life expectancy of 63.37 years (2019) 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 76.53% overall with the male literacy rate standing at 82.66% but just 70.84% for females is 70.84%. You can help when you sponsor a child in Uganda.
Child Sponsor Uganda: The Lighthouse Project
In a shameless bit of self-promotion, read this novel by the African Volunteer Network team about volunteering in Uganda. "Well worth the read especially for those working with non-profits abroad. In fact, it should be required reading."
Child Sponsor Uganda: SOS Children's Villages
With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children when you sponsor a child in Uganda.
Child Sponsor Uganda: Raising Up Hope For Uganda
A project helping street children in Kampala, Uganda, providing sponsorship and care and a home.
Child Sponsor Uganda: Children of Uganda
When you choose to sponsor a child, you will help give them a quality education, food and a safe place to live. Your monthly or annual contributions will provide tuition and fees, uniforms, school meals and access to basic medical care at boarding school.
Child Sponsor Uganda: Little Angels Orphan Project
Another locally run project in Uganda that needs your support by becoming a child sponsor. By sponsoring a child you can watch be sure that you are making a difference by ensuring that child gets an education and giving the child opportunities that people in many countries around the world take for granted.
Child Sponsor Uganda: Village of Hope
Child sponsorship is one of the most personal ways to make a life-changing difference for an orphan. When you sponsor a child in Uganda through the Village of Hope, your sponsorship provides housing, food, education, trauma counseling, life skills and spiritual nurturing.
Child Sponsor Uganda: EVC Uganda
When a child is sponsored the sponsor receives a photo of and background details about the child. The children send letters to their sponsors on a regular basis, updating them about their life and their progress in education.
Child Sponsor Uganda: Uganda Hands for Hope
Their work is focused on the most vulnerable children and families living in Namuwongo slum, Kampala. The child you sponsor will normally live in a single roomed mud hut without any facilities, come from single parent (often female-headed) households with very low incomes, only receive one small meal a day and are malnourished. Some of them are also disabled and suffer from difficult family situations (alcoholism, mental problems, extreme poverty and various diseases including HIV/AIDS). When you sponsor a child you can make a real difference to their life.
Child Sponsor Uganda: Children in Uganda
Find out more about children's lives in Uganda in pictures and video together with facts and figures.
Child Sponsor Uganda: Volunteer in Uganda
As well as sponsoring a child why not explore volunteering opportunities in Uganda?
Child Sponsor Uganda: Uganda Country Profile
In another of our African country profiles, find out all about Uganda in a series of information articles, latest daily news, videos, and images together with volunteering and child sponsorship opportunities.