Why Sponsor a Child?

They deserve HOPE for the future!

engage

Engaging children spiritually through discipleship, participation in church programs, Christian education, vacation Bible schools, and more.

equip

Equipping children with a Christian education, including normal mainstream classes in primary, secondary and university.

empower

Empowering those we serve on each trip to become self-sustaining so that they can live spiritually and physically healthy lives and effect lasting change in their communities

Why Sponsor A Child?

They Need You!

Uganda has one of the world's youngest and most rapidly growing populations.  Almost half of the entire population is age 14 years old or younger.  Engage Hope’s Sponsor-a-Child program provides a unique opportunity to connect with and support a very special child or children.  The children in our program are orphaned, impoverished, or abandoned, and their families are eager to escape the poverty that has trapped their families and communities for generations. Partnering with sponsors all over the U.S. and abroad, we provide Christian education, food, and medical care to these vulnerable children. Without the help of sponsors, these children end up in the slums, on the streets, hungry and uneducated - stuck in the cycle of poverty that their families have lived in for years.  When you sponsor a child, you make a life-long connection and become a source of HOPE.  We believe that child sponsorship is the key to lasting change in a child's life, family, and community.   

Make Your Connection!

Engage Hope has 8 Ministry Partners dedicated to providing a Christian education to impoverished children.

AFRICAN HEARTS

African Hearts Community Organization (African Hearts) is a Christian, non-governmental organization (NGO) operating in Uganda, East Africa. African Hearts was established in 2001 to help address the growing numbers of children and youth forced to the streets of Kampala by the death of parents, family abandonment, violence, or hardship at home. Street life leaves children exposed to exploitation, abuse, and extreme poverty.

Central Baptist Church Wakiso

Rays of Hope Primary School, a ministry of Central Baptist, is a school for needy students whose families cannot pay any school fees. These students depend entirely on the school for all their education needs. Their families cannot raise enough money to buy a book for their children to attend school. They are living in horrible situations, with acute poverty and hunger. The children at Rays of Hope need your help!

THE CROSS HEALING MINISTRIES

The Cross Healing Primary School is located in the district of Lamwo in far northern Uganda, just south of the South Sudanese border. This area was devastated by the war with Joseph Koni and the Lord's Resistance Army. Hundreds of families were displaced, and the region is poverty-stricken. Many families in this area are desperate to send their children to school but have no means to pay the required school fees.

NAMBIRIIZI GOOD SAMARITAN

Nambiriizi Good Samaritan Christian School is in the Kyotera district of Uganda. The area is one of the most remote and impoverished areas in Uganda. Sometimes, the school cannot be reached by vehicle because the roads become impassable with even small amounts of rain. Thousands of children in the area were orphaned during the war and the HIV epidemic. These children are provided with a Christian education and taught critical vocational skills.

REVIVAL OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Revival Outreach's mission is to offer Christ's love to orphaned, homeless, and helpless children by giving them a Christian education, shelter, food, medical care, and the Word of God. Ebenezer Christian Academy was founded in 2014 by the late Pastor Johnson Bakashaba. ECA serves over 550 students, many of whom do not pay school fees. The future of these children is uncertain, as they will not be able to continue attending school without support.

SIDE BY SIDE WISDOM CENTRE

Side by Side Ministries is in Bethlehem in the Kyotera District of Uganda. War and the HIV epidemic devastated this region and left thousands of children orphaned and destitute. Pastor Ntale Pius was the founder of Side by Side Ministries. Tragically, Pastor Pius passed away in March of 2017, leaving his wife, Ntale Brenda, and two daughters, Ntale Jemimah and Namuyomba Jane, to run the thriving ministry. This very remote ministry seeks to help the poorest of the poor. Children in their community need You!

BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP

BENEFITS FOR THE CHILDREN

Engage Hope's Sponsor-a-Child program is designed to give HOPE and support to children who are living in impoverished conditions. Being sponsored gives a child the chance to break the cycle of poverty and have hope for a successful future.

Because there is no free education in Uganda, most families cannot afford to send their children to school.  Sponsored children can attend school without worrying about getting “chased away” due to lack of money for tuition.

Part of each child’s tuition goes towards any minor medical care the child may need while attending school.

Attending school guarantees a child one good meal each day. Many times, this may be their only meal!

Assuming a child is sponsored, they can continue their education at the university level or attend vocational school to learn life skills that will help them sustain themselves and prosper.

BENEFITS FOR THE SPONSOR

Child sponsorship brings you the joy of seeing a life transformed spiritually and academically with the result of empowering a child to reach their God-given potential and make lasting changes in their communities.

Sponsors receive letters from their sponsored child and are encouraged to write and send photos in return.  The children thrive on feeling loved and known by someone across the globe.

The Ugandan academic school year is split into three terms. Sponsors receive a letter from their child after each term is completed.  Report cards are available at the sponsor’s request.

Sponsors receive a yearly photo of their sponsored child to watch them mature and grow.

Engage Hope offers several trips to Uganda annually to allow sponsors to meet your child in person.  We promise you will not return unchanged!

Child Sponsorship Works!

Our partners at African Hearts said it best, "Sponsorship is more than just educating a child. It builds self-assurance, personal aspirations, self-esteem, and leadership qualities. Much-documented evidence shows that correspondence with sponsors elevates the students' academic results even further."

EDUCATED

Sponsored children are up to 40% more likely to finish secondary school and up to 80% to graduate college. - Journal of Political Economy

EQUIPPED

Sponsored Children are up to 18% more likely to find jobs and lift themselves and their families out of desperate cycles of disease and poverty. - Journal of Political Economy

EMPOWERED

Children lifted from poverty by the generosity of sponsors are up to 70% more likely to become leaders in their churches and communities. - Journal of Political Economy