• Sponsor a child, Change a life!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • These children need a sponsor

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    Be amazed by the love and hope you will bring to a child that will last a lifetime.

  • These children need a sponsor

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    Be amazed by the love and hope you will bring to a child that will last a lifetime.

     

    We are going to add the kids from our waiting list the week of 8 July 2024. But please sign up already for a sponsorship. We will pick than a child for you. You can leave your preference in the comments.

  • Choose your payment plan

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    Sponsorship is a long-term* commitment and happens through a recurring payment plan. You can choose between Monthly, Quarterly or Annually.

    UPDATE: Following Covid-19, all schools in Uganda have experienced a 25% increase, and this year, unfortunately, another 20% rise. This surge is attributed to the escalation in food and fuel costs and a lower exchange rate. As a result, the fees have been adjusted to 30 euros per month for new sponsors starting July 2024. Existing sponsors can choose to update their plan or stay with 25 euro per month, as we also aim to gather additional donations to cover the increased fees. For questions you can email us.

  • Make a one time donation to keep the kids above in school for another term!

    Be the hero they need. Ensure that children without sponsors can receive an additional term of education. This will give us extra time to find them a long-term sponsor. Thank you!

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    The school system in Uganda

    In Uganda, the educational journey of a little one begins with Nursery School (3 years), then onto Primary School (7 years), followed by Secondary School (minimum 4 years), and a grand finale with a two-year Course. For the academic champions, they might even ace classes 5 and 6 before jetting off to University. And when things get hard at home, some kids will join the Boarding school section, which happens quite a lot.

  • If you have the power to make someone happy, do it.

    The world needs more of that.

    When a child receives an education, their future is brighter and their dreams become a possibility. When a child goes to school, he will no longer need to beg in the streets for food. An educated child will be better able to find employment to secure a future for them and their family; helping them to break the poverty cycle. An education child can be informed much earlier about their health and wellbeing thus, reducing the chances of child marriage, early pregnancies and HIV/AIDS contraction.

     

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    Child Labour still happens

    Most of the children that we are sponsoring, have to work to earn a living.

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    Education is the key!

    Thanks to our sponsors and team on the ground, we are able to send 500 kids to school.

    Can you imagine that your child would grow up illiterate?

    At our 22STARS projects in Uganda, this is the sad truth for many parents and children. Twenty years of civil war took a heavy toll on the Ugandan people. The parents of the 22STARS children fled from northern Uganda to Kampala, where they sought refuge from the war between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Joseph Kony. They settled in "Acholi Quarter" and ended up living in an area centred around several stone quarries. Even children as young as 3 years old, have to work, crushing stones, to earn money for food. Although there is now peace in Uganda, the battle against poverty in the Acholi Quarters continues.

     

    In 2020 the literacy rate in Uganda was 76.53%, the lack of education not only limits prospects for the future and has an impact on economic stability and health, but can also put people at risk of trafficking and exploitation. Furthermore, by keeping girls in school, the rates of child marriage and teen pregnancy significantly decrease. We want a better future for these children and their communities, and for that they need education. Once they are doctors, engineers, teachers or whatever their dream is, they will become change-makers and able to give back to their community. Educating children will benefit the whole economy in Uganda. We have a holistic approach to education, and hence on top of sending them to school, we run additional programs that benefit these children and their families.

  • What does a sponsorship provide?

    • School Fees
    • School Uniforms *
    • School Tours
    • Registration Fee
    • Exam Fees
    • Transport
    • Meals in School
    • Home visits and family support
    • Tutoring and mentoring
    • General costs to run the program

    This is calculated taken the average cost, as the costs slightly differ per school.

     

    We ask the parents to buy some small school supplies for the children, such as notebooks, pens and toilet paper, so that they stay responsible and connected with their children as well.

     

    *Normally School Uniforms exists of a day-uniform, sweater and sportswear. Due to higher exchange rates and an huge increase in fees by the schools due to higher food and fuel prices, we provide the children only with one uniform.

     

    When funds allow we use extra donations to also give the kids school sweaters and school sportswear, for which we fundraise here.

  • What do you receive?

     

    • You will choose or be assigned to a child and get their specific information

    • You will receive access to our private FaceBook group with regular updates

    • You will receive 3 times a year the school report of your child

    • You can exchange letters and photos with your child

    • You will be mentioned on our website (or opt to be anonymous)

    • You will receive a donation receipt (we are registered in the Netherlands as a tax-deductible ANBI)

     

    Over time you will see how your support is helping to transform the life of your sponsored child, and the lives of people around them. The ripple effects of your kindness will be felt for many years to come.

  • Education Impact 2024

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    Enjoy these numbers, thanks to 705 sponsors!

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    We've been on this upward journey for a solid 8 years now!🎉"

    Between 2023 and 2024, 40 children transitioned to Secondary School, and 150 primary school children needed Boarding facilities, leading to a doubling of their sponsorship donations. Our priority lies in emphasizing quality over quantity in a child's education, ensuring successful completion of higher education. To support children on their educational journey to the fullest, we introduced Co-Sponsorships. We are expanding the number of sponsors per child and are only slowly adding new kids to the program.. Additionally, we introduced extra programs benefiting both the children and their community. Depending on current needs, we occasionally prefer to attract new donors to support these programs, instead of solely focusing on enrolling more children/sponsors. This way, we ensure the continued well-being of our current children. ♥

  • 2023 

    Number of sponsors: 584

    Sponsored children: 485

     

    Nursery School: 58 kids

    Primary School: 331 kids

    Secondary School: 89 kids

    Higher Education: 7 kids  

    2022 

    Number of sponsors: 552

    Sponsored children: 493

     

    Nursery School: 93 kids

    Primary School: 334 kids

    Secondary School: 57 kids

    Higher Education: 9 kids

     2021

    Number of sponsors: 489

    Sponsored children: 440

    Nursery School: 78 kids

    Primary School: 304 kids

    Secondary School: 49 kids

    Higher Education: 9 kids

    2020 

    Number of sponsors: 397  

    Sponsored children: 381

     

    Nursery School: 67 kids

    Primary School: 273 kids

    Secondary School: 31 kids

    Higher Education: 10 kids

     

    2019

     

    Number of sponsors: 321  

    Sponsored children: 321

     

    Nursery School: 67 kids

    Primary School: 228 kids

    Secondary School: 21 kids

    Higher Education: 5 kids

     

    2018 

    Number of sponsors: 295  

    Sponsored children: 295

     

    Nursery School: 95 kids

    Primary School: 183 kids

    Secondary School: 16 kids

    Higher Education: 1 kids

     

    2017 

    Number of sponsors: 149  

    Sponsored children: 149

     

    Nursery School: 58 kids

    Primary School: 77 kids

    Secondary School: 14 kids

    Higher Education: 0 kids

     

    2016 

    Number of sponsors: 37

    Sponsored children: 37

     

    Nursery School: 18 kids

    Primary School: 14 kids

    Secondary School: 3 kids

    Higher Education: 2 kids

     

  • Testimonials

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    What our sponsors say:

  • Why Education is needed in Uganda

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    Can you imagine that your child would grow up illiterate?

    At our 22STARS projects in Uganda, this is the sad truth for many parents and children. Twenty years of civil war took a heavy toll on the Ugandan people. The parents of the 22STARS children fled from northern Uganda to Kampala, where they sought refuge from the war between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Joseph Kony. They settled in "Acholi Quarter" and ended up living in an area centred around several stone quarries. Even children as young as 3 years old, have to work, crushing stones, to earn money for food. Although there is now peace in Uganda, the battle against poverty in the Acholi Quarters continues.

     

    In 2020 the literacy rate in Uganda was 76.53%, the lack of education not only limits prospects for the future and has an impact on economic stability and health, but can also put people at risk of trafficking and exploitation. Furthermore, by keeping girls in school, the rates of child marriage and teen pregnancy significantly decrease. We want a better future for these children and their communities, and for that they need education. Once they are doctors, engineers, teachers or whatever their dream is, they will become change-makers and able to give back to their community. Educating children will benefit the whole economy in Uganda. We have a holistic approach to education, and hence on top of sending them to school, we run additional programs that benefit these children and their families.

     

     

  • Why Education?

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    Can you imagine being unable to send your child to school?​

    That your child would grow up illiterate?

    Education is one of the most important factors in eradicating poverty. 22STARS aim is to allow people to have access to opportunities, regardless of their location, gender, age, income, social status or disability.

     

    Due to the war of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), children’s parents had to fly from northern Uganda to Kampala. Children as young as 3 years old, have to work, crushing stones, to earn money for food. We want a better future for these children and their communities, and for that they need education. As we all know the war brings destruction for civilians who have to pay for the madness of power people.

     

    In 2020 the literacy rate in Uganda was 76.53%, the lack of education not only limits prospects for the future and has an impact on economic stability and health, but can also put people at risk of trafficking and exploitation. Furthermore, by keeping girls in school, the rates of child marriage and teen pregnancy significantly decrease.

     

    When a child receives an education, their future is brighter and their dreams become a possibility. When a child goes to school, he will no longer need to work in a quarry or beg in the streets for food. An educated child will be able to find employment to secure a future for them and their family, a chance to earn a sustainable income, helping them to break the poverty cycle. Through becoming better educated, a child can be informed much earlier about their health and wellbeing thus, reducing the chances of child marriage, early pregnancies and HIV/AIDS contraction.

     

    What do you receive?

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    Be amazed by the love and hope you will bring to a child that will last a lifetime.

    As soon as you become a sponsor you will receive :

     

    - A Welcome Letter

    - School reports 3 times a year.

    - Upon request you can exchange letters and extra gift with your sponsored child.

     

    When you sponsor a child, you get the chance to build up a kinship with them and become part of their family.

    You can even fly out to Uganda and visit your sponsored child. 

    Over time you’ll see how your support is helping to transform the life of your sponsored child, and the lives of people around them. The ripple effects of your kindness will be felt for many years to come.

     

     

     

  • FAQ sponsorships

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    Frequently asked questions