What is the sponsorship program about?
Some students enrolled at Ubuntu Model Primary School are not able to pay their school fees, due to poverty, family hardships and other. To support these children and to secure their education, GRI introduced a sponsorship program. In close collaboration with the school administration and UNHCR, the most vulnerable refugee children are identified and supported through individual financial contributions.
In short, by becoming a sponsor, you cover the school fees of a vulnerable refugee child at Ubuntu Model Primary School and thereby give the child a chance to grow up in a healthy environment, to learn, play and strive in life.
Why are there school fees at Ubuntu Model Primary School?
GRI funded the construction of the school facilities, pays the monthly salaries to the staff and regularly provides the school with items such as sports equipment and games. However, the running of a school entails far more expenses, such as food, school books and material for the learners. To avoid dependency from a single source of income and for long-term sustainability, parents are requested to pay a modest amount of school fees. This is common practice in Uganda. Most schools, whether community or public schools, ask parents for financial contributions. At Ubuntu Model Primary School many families pay the school fees on time. Yet, some households struggle to cover the costs. The sponsorship program aims at securing the continuous education of the most vulnerable.
Why should I become a sponsor?
Your contribution can make a difference in someone’s life! By financing a child’s education you invest in his or her future, a more prosperous, empowered, future. Moreover, your contribution will not only impact the childs’ life, but also his or her family and the entire community!
As a sponsor you will receive communications on behalf of the organisation as well as regular updates and stories from the child you are supporting.