Annually Mityana hospital registers hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients and most of them have children. When the parents die, it’s usually the responsibility of the older children to take care of their younger brothers and / or sisters .Sometimes they are absorbed into other families and many of these care-givers are overburdened and often lack the socio-economic capacity to provide adequate care and support for these children. One in four households in Uganda foster at least an orphan by providing for health, shelter, nutrition, education and other needs. It is important that the children attend school continue to grow into healthy and responsible participants in society.
Many children who are orphaned are forced to live on the streets or under exploitative conditions of labour, sexual abuse, prostitution and other forms of abuse. Many live in child-headed households where they have to fend for themselves and support their younger siblings. Some of these children are infected with HIV either through mother-to-child transmission or through defilement.
By sponsoring a child through Kabira community Development and Child support Organisation ( KACODE) you have the opportunity to change the life of a child in desperate need of alternative family care.
Your monthly gift will help these orphaned children by fully supporting them with schooling, food, medical care, clothing and scholastic materials, and beddings through our home based care program.
Every effort is made to help each child develop in every area of their life such as social, emotional, physical and spiritually. Many of these children are orphaned, out of school, are heading households, are living in absolute poverty, they are living on the streets, while at KACODE they are re-instated back in school, taught life skills and vocational skills to enable them realize their full potential. Together we can uplift the lives of these children. Are you an individual or organization with a heart to help? Join hands with us.
Frequently Asked Questions about Child Sponsorship
Q: What Specific benefits will the sponsored child receive?
A: Any needy child through our organisation will receive opportunities and services that are not available to most of the world’s poorest children these include:
- Free quality education and scholastic materials
- Nutritionally balanced meals
- Clothing, beddings and medical care
Q: How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
A: If you choose to sponsor a child, the cost is only US$25 per month
Q: Does all US$25 go directly to the child sponsored?
A: Your donation will go into the children’s fund for the community in which your child lives, the money may not specifically be spent on your child but they receive the service/benefit in that program through your contributions. It is our desire to meet the needs of all the children in each of our programs.
Q: How can I communicate with my sponsored child?
A: You may keep in touch with your child through letter writing Our office will always help with translation in case there is a language barrier . Your child will always be encouraged to write to you at least four times a year through letters, photos, and an update on their progress both in school and their social wellbeing.
Q: How long should my sponsorship last?
A: Our greatest desire is to see these children actively supported up to the age of 18 years. If we determine that your child no longer needs your support or if a child moves out of our area of operation, we shall contact you regarding the sponsorship of another child if you express the interest.
Q: Is it possible for me to visit the child I sponsor?
A: Truly visiting your child can be an exciting and encouraging experience for both the sponsored child and yourself. For more information on how to set up a trip to visit the child please contact Kabira community development and child support organization (KACODE) TEL: +256772695239 or or email@example.com
Q: If I must discontinue my child sponsorship, what happens to the child Iam helping?
A: If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will immediately look for a new sponsor for your child and continue the child’s sponsorship support without any interruption.
Q: How does KACODE ensure that my support actually benefits the child?
A: We have competent volunteers at KACODE that makes sure our programs are operating and carried out and the programs we implement are in line with the legal and institutional Framework of our Government. We also have strict financial accountability mechanisms in place to insure that all funds are appropriately used.