Sparrow Fund Sponsorship
Meet Aaron. This was his intake picture. He lives in a small compound of huts along the road in northern Uganda. His father has died, and his mother must often work at a field that is several miles from their home. So Aaron is left in the care of the neighbors much of the time. He's a bright, winsome boy, and loves school. But before he had a sponsor, he was never sure if he'd be able to keep going to school, because the fees were often more than his mother could manage. Now Aaron has a sponsor, so he knows his school fees will be there, he has a mattress, a mosquito net, a backpack, and a new pair of shoes. He was able to transfer to a Christian boarding school, where he has supervision and a much better education. You can see his current picture on the left in the banner above. See what a difference a sponsor can make? Update: Aaron has been admitted to one of the two top secondary schools in his district!
The Sparrow Fund is small, supporting just 69 children. We know and love them all. We keep in touch with our sponsors, too, with regular newsletters that help you learn about life in your child's community. We are committed to these children, and want to give them the very best education we can, along with necessities that keep them healthy and alert, so they can reach their full potential.
We keep our sponsorship fees low, just $25 a month, so that anyone can afford to sponsor. This easily covers expenses for local schools, but we aspire to send many of our students to simple boarding schools, where they get an excellent education. Non-sponsoring donors and Omiyo beads sales money help us do that.
Next in line for a sponsor: Steward
Steward is twelve years old and in the fifth grade at Bethel Gulu Christian School. It's his first year, as he has just transferred from a rural school, so he is struggling with English and a higher level of academics. When at home in the village, he stays with his grandmother and the five other children she is raising. He would like to be a teacher someday.