According Article 28 of the UNCRC children and young people have the right to education no matter who they are, regardless of race, gender or disability; whether they’re in detention, or if they’re a refugee. However many children affected by poverty, neglect and conflicts have no opportunity to obtain education in Uganda. There is a need for child sponsorship in order to give them an education, care and life skills.
According to a poll of top development economist’s child sponsorship is the most effective way to intervene and help the poor and other vulnerable children in any community. It does not only address a child's physical needs, but also builds self-esteem, self-reliance, self-respect and empower needy children and their families to lift themselves out of poverty and vulnerability. Child sponsorship was initiated to provide the best long term solution to release needy children and families from extreme poverty and deprivation of their rights.
Our child sponsorship program aims to provide school fees, scholastic materials, Uniforms, sanitary pads for girls, food and food supplements to malnourished children, shelter for homeless children, clothes, health care, safe drinking water, and other related skills to needy children and their families to empower all sponsored children to support themselves and others after graduation.
Every year, we send photographs of sponsored children, their academic progress reports and child sponsorship program report to the sponsors. TAMF officials monitor the children in their schools,and visit the schools of sponsored Children twice every term. The student’s academic performance and future studies are also discussed to enhance their performance and well being.
Sponsored children’s homes are visited once every school holiday. The home situation, family life, sleeping, hygiene and nutrition of each child are assessed at each visit. Children in circumstances causing concern for example nutrition, sanitation, healthcare, and depression and moral issues are visited more regularly to check on the progress of the situation.
If the sponsor is no longer capable to sponsor for the child in such cases we find another sponsor for the child as soon as we can and we would be grateful if he or she could find a friend or workmate or colleague who would take over the Care of the needy child or children.