• Supporting over 200 children and their families in Uganda

    FOUNDATION 22STARS

  • "Education is the best way to fight poverty and disease!"

    22STARS foundation is based in the Netherlands, but carries out all their projects in Uganda. We use education and entrepreneurship to empower children and their families to rise above poverty. We create long-term sponsorships for children in Uganda, and also run several community development initiatives including a nutrition program, basic needs program, small business training and micro loans program and our holistic educational program with extra-curricular activities.

    Personal letter from 22STARS founder Stella Airoldi

    Dear friends and supporters,

    This year 22STARS expanded a lot as you probably noticed and we showed up a little differently from what you were used to. In the past we have been able to empower families in Uganda using funding primarily from selling handmade jewellery through our social enterprise that the 22STARS artisans in Uganda made. This product-based model empowered our families in the slums of Kampala and Jinja since 2013 and helped us carrying out our social programs on the ground. The 22STARS artisans were able to send their children to school and some of them even went back to school themselves, like Susan Laker. Once Susan got fluent in English she became our project manager in Kampala. Since, we've seen first-hand the difference that an education makes, Susan Laker and myself wanted to help even more children through a new educational project and expand our successful social programs. While we still make jewellery with 40 artisans, we additionally launched the 22STARS FOUNDATION in 2017 to carry out our social programs on a larger scale. Without our sponsors this would not have been possible, thank you!

     

    We are running all our programs in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala and the Danida slum in Jinja, Uganda. Our programs include the whole community living in these areas, thus excluding no-one, as we believe that empowerment lies in helping a community as a whole and not discriminating anyone. Our children are coming from families that live in extreme poverty, were heavily affected by the war of Northern Uganda, are HIV positive, illiterate and lost many family members.

     

    Our first program was finding long-term sponsors for children living in poverty in the slums. We are sending now 200 children to school ranging from pre-school to boarding school. Our second program is our nutrition program, since more than a year we are serving weekly a hot meal with meat to the kids and additional give food supplies to malnourished kids thanks to Alexander Schledewits and his team. Our third program is a development initiative providing the children and families with basic needs and monitoring its success. Under this program we carried out various projects varying from handing out mosquito nets, beds, matrasses, clothes, water filters and medical treatment. Our fourth program gives families of the children small business trainings and micro credit loans. We started with 32 families in Jinja and 28 in Kampala. Our fifth program is our holistic education program focusing on happiness and well-being. We have extra- curricular activities for our kids like sports, painting, dancing, health education and we are holding parent conferences to include them in the education of their children.

     

    Our project managers Susan Laker (Kampala) and Aidah & David Wafula (Jinja) are thrilled with the new programs and reported back the positive difference it's making. We plan on increasing this impact! Please share the story of 22STARS, sponsor a child for only €15,- a month, make a general donation for our social programs, or find out others ways to contribute. Participate now

     

    Thank you for your support!

     

    Stella Romana Airoldi


    Founder of 22STARS jewellery & 22STARS foundation

  • These 11 children need a longterm sponsor from 2018 onwards

    Estimated costs to send a child to school start with 0.50 cent a day for the primary school kids!!!

    Nangobi Gidah

    Nangobi Gidah is born on 3rd April 2009 and has two brothers and one sister. She wants to become a teacher, because she loves teachers. Her father is Mutumba Abdalla and her mother is Nampina Grace. Her mother’s occupation is selling greens and her father not working. Gidah is living in the danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-2.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Okumu Isac

    Okumu Isac is born 23th April 2009. He wants to become a driver. His father is Ojambo Vicent and his mother is Akum Christine, who sells clothes and his father is a tailor. Isac is living in the danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-1.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Esther Nasamba

    Esther Nasamba is born 1st January 2009 and she wants to become a teacher when she gets older. Her father’s name is Bukenya james and is a famer. Her mother is Babirye Christine and not working. Esther is living in the danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-3.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Oyale Simon

    Oyale Simon is born 10th October 2003. He wants to become an engineer when he grows up. His father is Sebi Babu and is working with tiptop factory and his mother is Annet Wenyenya who is not working. Simon is living in the danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-6.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Namulondo Sandra

    Namulondo Sandra is born on 8th November 2006 and wants to become a doctor, because she says they are very expensive and she wants to be one that also the people from her community can afford. Her mother is Namwebya Catherine and cleans clothes and her father is Mande David her father who is a builder. Sandra is living in the Danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-6.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Awiino Marion

    Awiino Marion is born 30th October 2012 and has three sisters. Marion wants to become a doctor, because there is a lack of doctors and she wants to help everyone. Her father is Otema Victor and is a fisherman and her mother is Namwase Sarah and sells Charcoal. Marion is living in the Danida slum in Jinja and is going to middle class.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Ayeti Sabina

    Ayeti Sabina is born on 1st February 2009. She wants to become a doctor, because there are so many people that need help who don’t get treatment, her father is Okoth Denis and he is a machine operator in a factory and her mother is Kalungi Harriet who is working in the packing department in the factory. Sabina is living in the Danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-1.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Latifu Musana

    Latifu Musana is born on 12th December 2010 and has two sisters and two brothers. He wants to become a doctor and treat sick people. His father is Musana Musa and is not working and his mother is Minsa Basilika and is selling second hand clothes and divorced from his dad. Musana is living in the Danida slum in Jinja and is going to top class.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Tumwebaze Johnathan

    Tumwebaze Johnathan is born on 10th July 2010 and has three sisters and three brothers. He wants to become a doctor, because he wants to treat people who are sick. His father is Himigu Yona and is a driver. His mother is Nazula Eva and is a tailor. Jonathan is living in the Danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-2.

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

    Namukose Sandra

    Namukose Sandra is born on 24th June 2004 and has three brothers and two sisters. She wants to become a nurse when she grows up. Her father is Sembera Moses and her mother is Afuwa Sembera, they are both not working. Sandra is living in the Danida slum in Jinja and is going to P-6

     

    Her school fees are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

     

  • HOW YOU CAN MAKE A PAYMENT

    You can send money through Paypal, Bank transfer or DonorBox

    PAYPAL

    Send to stella.airoldi@gmail.com

    Make sure to do friends/family to avoid fees.

     

    *If you like to sponsor a child long-term you can pay per term or year through PayPal.

    BANK TRANSFER

    Send to our Dutch Banc Account under the name of "Stichting 22STARS" to

    NL98 ABNA 0247199222.

     

    *If you like to sponsor a child long-term you can pay per term or year with direct banc transfer.

     

    DONORBOX

    Make your general donation through DonorBox General.

     

    *If you like to sponsor a child long-term you can pay per month or year through this DonorBox Schoolfees.

  • SPONSOR A CHILD LONG-TERM

    Primary school kids are 180 euro a year / 60 euro per term / 15 euro per month

    Secondary school kids are 480 euro a year / 160 euro per term / 40 euro per month

    Boarding school kids are 960 euro a year / 320 euro per term / 80 euro per month

     

    The idea is to support a child at least a few years until they finish their primary education (baby class, middle class, top class an then P-1 till P-7) and/or their Secondary education (till S-7). You will receive updates, school reports and pictures.

     

    The fees include school uniforms and are an average, money that we remain with will be used -together with the general donations- for medicine/ toys/ clothes/ clean water/mattresses/ beds / small business projects. You can also make a donation for these causes here.

    "Education is the best solution to fight poverty and disease"

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