Sponsor a child in Uganda today...
Just $40 to $70 per month can change a child's life forever!
The country of Uganda, Africa has been ravaged by war, AIDS, Malaria and cruel dictatorships. The estimated number of orphans in Uganda is 2.3 million. Many children are 'full orphans' meaning that neither parent is alive. This sometimes leads to child headed households -- children taking care of children. Some kids have been orphaned by one parent, and oftentimes must go to live with relatives as the surviving parent can no longer care for them. Still others may live with a parent, but are forced to quit school because they cannot afford the required uniform or school supplies. Children who drop out of school with little or no skills resort to the street, some finding odd jobs just to survive.
The education system in Uganda is divided into Nursery (ages 3-5), 7 years of Primary (labeled P.1 to P.7) and 6 years of Secondary (labeled S.1 to S.6). The higher income areas of Uganda have begun to attract nurseries for 3 to 5 year-olds but in rural areas they are still rare. In 2012 only about 9% of all Ugandan 3 to 5 year-olds attended a pre-school.
In a rural area such as Kicuna most children start their education with primary school and it is not unusual for their attendance to be delayed or interrupted by economic or geographic constraints. Before the construction of ChristAid Academy the children of Kicuna had no access to any primary school.
At the end of P.7 students take a national Primary Leaving Exam (PLE) that determines whether they qualify to attend a secondary school. Secondary school is divided into S.1 to S.4 or O-level and S.5 to S.6 or A-level. After each of these stages the students take another national exam to gain admittance to the next level.
ChristAid has lowered the educational barriers to the children of Kicuna by providing a primary school they can safely walk to and by finding sponsors for kids unable to pay for fees, clothes and other educational materials.
The success of our students on their PLE exams has demonstrated the high quality of the ChristAid staff. Many are past alumni.
Please consider changing the life of one of these children urgently in need of a sponsor. The sponsorship of a primary student is $40 per month and a secondary is $70 per month.
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Messages From Ahadi Kids...
Some heartwarming words from our kids to their parents, words that cause us to laugh and sometimes to cry as we reflect on what God is doing...
Dear Mum and Dad,
I'm happy to tell you that the school I'm in is a school for born-again Christians. We are given enough time to praise and worship our Lord which keeps us close to God. The school is called Comprehensive College .
On Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., we have fellowship and on Sundays we have Sunday services from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. But anyway it's a very good school with very good teachers. Just to brief you about my eyes. My eyes are somehow okay and now I rarely put the glasses on. But just of recent, the doctor found out that I have sinuses, but thank God it's being treated. I don't have much to say, but am full of thanks to you and the Almighty for the good things you are doing. Send my greetings to the rest. Thanks.
Yours Faithfully, Your Daughter, Apio Nevy Joyce
How are you doing? I hope you are fine together with your family. I am also doing well. I was very grateful when I received a letter from you and the photos too. Thank you very much for that. I am very glad to inform you that I joined secondary school this year and am in Senior One. I have a young sister called Rhita. You will be seeing her in the picture together with my mum called Gladys. I am very much proud of the two sisters which I have just got, those are Taryn and Simone. Tell them that I love them so much, same to my mum Michelle. I like to sing and dance for the Lord, playing, and reading novels. When I grow up I would like to be a nurse. My birthday was on the 24th Jan. 2003. It's when I made thirteen years. I thank the Lord so much for the good heart you've showed to me to be able to sponsor me. May the good Lord bless you abundantly.
Greetings from mum and Rhita, from your daughter Kamara Sheilla
Kamara Sheilla is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Berry of Colorado
How are you mum? Back to me. I am fine. My aunt is greeting you and saying, God bless you for what you are doing for me. She was sick but we prayed for her and now she is okay. 1 was worried because she is looking after us and our grandmother who is old and weak. With your help, our aunt has managed to raise six orphans and the family, plus the grandparents at home. She is so happy for what you are doing for me. God loves and blesses you...
What Parents Have to Say About This Work
My husband and I are sponsoring Linda Mary of Fort Portal, Uganda. We want to get her a bike for Christmas. Will you be doing the same program as last year? Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our families. Please add us to your prayers. God has opened our hearts through this program, and led us to adopt a baby girl, named Lilliana. She is 11 months old and tiny. We are leaving Sept. 12th for China to meet her on the 17th and bring her home on the 28th. Please pray as the Lord leads you. My husband and I have been so pleased with your ministry. May the peace of God be in your heart forever and ever.
In Christ, Sheryl Reicher of Colorado
"We have seen God come through for us and on occasion, through words of life and encouragement such as these..."
David Mporampora, President and Founder of Christ Aid