Aug 26, 2020

 Watch our video presentation below to better understand the needs of children in Uganda and how our ministry is seeking to provide help. 

Aug 19, 2017


Why children need sponsoring:
Many of the children in our program have lost one or both parents, others have parents who are ill and unable to work.  In Uganda it is not the usual practice for families to send children to orphanages if grandparents, aunts, uncles, or family friends can take them in. These family units are the ones we serve.  In these homes resources are stretched just to provide food and shelter.  Paying school fees is beyond their ability.

What is the cost of sponsoring a child?  $480 per year helps provide tuition, school uniforms, daily lunches, school supplies, emergency medical treatments, eye exams and glasses, and boarding as needed for some.  Our overhead costs comprise under 10% of our budget.  Sponsors receive student updates, letters and photos annually.  Some children with greater needs require the support of two sponsors.

How are children selected and supported?  
Deacons of partner churches in Uganda identify the neediest children in their communities. 
Sponsored children receive school uniforms, a daily meal tuition paid for a Christian school.  They are also cared for by the local church community, guidance from a local volunteer and help and oversight from our full-time field director.  Students and their guardians are full of gratitude for sponsors who make it possible for them to get an education.  

A Sponsor's commitment and involvement:  Sponsoring is a year-to-year commitment, renewal forms are mailed every September.  The best case is that sponsors establish a meaningful long-term relationship with students, sending photos and letters to get to know one another.  Schools in Uganda are based on the British system,  There are seven Primary years and six Secondary years.  In addition, UCSP provides vocational and university course options to students who meet qualifications.  

About our organization:  UCSP is a Christian ministry.  We have just one employee, our Ugandan director.  All others, the U.S. board members and director, and Ugandan representatives from partnering churches are volunteers. 

Our commitment to you:  Each year we will send sponsors an update on your child's progress at home and at school, a letter and photos from your sponsored child.  

If you would like to become a sponsor, please email us at with your name and phone number.  One of our team members will call to discuss assignment of a student.