African Hearts Community Organzation (African Hearts) is a Christian, non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in Uganda, East Africa. A grassroots charity, African Hearts was established in 2001 to help address the growing numbers of children and youth living on the streets of Kampala. Forced to the streets by the death of parents, family abandonment, violence or hardship at home, street life leaves children exposed to exploitation, abuse and extreme poverty. In 2010, African Hearts became the first Engage Hope ministry partner in Uganda. The Sponsor-a-Child program quickly grew, as generous sponsors in the United States began beautiful friendships with the children of African Hearts. A donation of $40 per month for a Primary student (Pre-K and Elementary) or $55 for a Secondary student (High School) provides tuition, food, and minor medical care as needed for the child. Without support, many of the children in the African Hearts program will never be able to attend school.
Tuition: $40 per month
Tuition: $55 per month
Emmanuel was left with his mother after his father abandoned the family. His mother was sturggling to provide so Emmanuel ended up on the street. He was rescued by African Hearts. He needs support in order to attend school and complete his education.
Shafic is an orphan. He lives with his brother who is 17 years old and has no job. They dropped out of school after the death of their mother who was the bread winner in the family. Sometimes they go to sleep hungry or run to a neighbors house for food. They are struggling to earn a living. Shafik is a bright boy who loves school but cannot afford the fees required to attend school.
Almansi’s parents divorced and his father remarried and left him with his mother. His mother struggled to support Almansi and his siblings. Almansi ended up on the streets where he was rescued by African Hearts. Without support, he will not be able to attend school and complete his education.
Denis was rescued from the streets by African Hearts and resettled with his father. His father is very poor and struggles to provide food and basic needs for Denis. Denis is a humble and well-behaved boy who treasures education and hopes for a better future if he can get support.
Denis is an orphan. He lives with his brother who is 17 years old and has no job. They dropped out of school after the death of their mother who was the bread winner in the family. They sometimes sleep hungry or run to a neighbors and friends for food. They are struggling to earn a living. Denis is a bright boy who loves school but cannot afford being in school. He will have no future without support.
Dickson was living with his stepmother, but he was forced to run to the streets because she denied him food, overworked him, and beat him daily. Dickson was rescued from the streets by African Hearts. He was resettled with another relative who takes care of him, but cannot afford school fees. Without support, Dickson will not be able to complete his education.
Linda’s father is a drug addict and her mother ran away because her father was beating her. Linda was forced to live on the street and work to survive. She was rescued by African Hearts and resettled with an aunt. Her aunt can only afford food and shelter but no school fees. Linda is a well-behaved, humble girl who would love to go to school. Without support, she will not be able to fulfill her dream of completing her education.
Teddy is an orphan. The relatives she had remaining died of Covid. She is on her own and struggles to earn a living. Neighbors help provide food and other basic needs for her. She is a humble girl who loves education but cannot afford to pay the school fees. Without support, she will never be able to attend school.