ORPHANS EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP PROJECT (OESP)
Education is a human right for every child. But unfortunately, many children in Uganda can not go to school due to neglect/abandonment, poverty, child labour, lack of support, underage pregnancies and marriages. Our goal is to identify these vulnerable children and provide them with education with the help of individual and institutional sponsors.
Research overwhelmingly shows that young people who graduate high school enjoy better outcomes in all areas of their lives; health, relationships, and financial well-being. They can make informed choices that positively impact themselves, their families, and their communities.
There are two ways you can sponsor a child’s education today:
1. Lifetime Sponsorship
Under this program, a good Samaritan can take up a child and sponsor their education from primary level to university when they graduate. The sponsor may decide to educate the child in a day school or boarding depending on the availability of funds.
2. Yearly Sponsorship
This scholarship contributes to a child’s education until graduation on an annual basis.
$200 per year for a child in day primary
$500 per year for boarding primary
$273 per year for a secondary school day student
$687 for secondary school boarding
$1,600 per year for University students.
This sponsorship includes tuition, educational materials such as books, pens, shoes, and uniforms.
All you need to do to contribute is donate via our website. PLANE takes care of everything else, from paying the child’s school fees, uniform, books, and various school activities.
However, we strongly encourage sponsors to adopt a child and support them through the Lifetime sponsorship program so that the child’s education remains stable.
SELECTION OF CHILDREN
Through our community survey, we have access to a list of various underprivileged children’s profiles who are in dire need of educational support. Once the sponsor decides to enroll in funding a child’s education, PLANE will send them details of the children in need of education. Based on the profile, sponsors can select to support the education of a particular child of their choice.
Every term and end of year progress report will be scanned with a picture of the child and emailed to the sponsors.
PLANE highly encourages sponsors to visit the child’s homes, schools and interact with the children, guardians, and staff if possible. The visits by the sponsors motivate the children and enhance their relationships. Sponsors can call the school, speak with the child, talk with the administrators, etc., about their children’s progress.
USE OF FUNDS
Will the Charity properly use my money without any corruption? Will I be able to see where my money is going?
- Quarterly and Annual evidence reports are made and submitted to sponsors with the attachment of the Audited books.
We fully understand any concerns our donors and sponsors may have. We use all the donated funds by the sponsors only for the intended cause. Furthermore, the sponsors can see where donations are going through the evidence-based methodology and see the results directly.
We have two significant programs for sponsoring children’s education, i.e. the Yearly sponsorship and Lifetime sponsorship.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child’s education or have any questions or concerns, please go to https://platformfortheneedy.org/contact-us/. We will reply to you ASAP and address any questions, concerns, or clarifications. If you are interested in the process, we will also provide all the following steps to contribute.
Many companies help their employees match charitable contributions up to a certain percentage. Please don’t hesitate to contact your employer’s HR department to understand more about your Company’s charity contribution matching. It will help create a significant impact in transforming the lives of vulnerable youth in Uganda.
Please donate to help these many needy orphans recieve a proper education! Click here to donate today!
Watch here and learn about the hard life of many Ugandan children: