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3. YOU CAN HELP
There are opportunities in all aspects of STAC’s operations for anyone
with a heart to reach out and serve disadvantaged children and widows
facing welfare problems in Uganda to find exciting projects to bring
God’s love to these deserving people.
Construction workers, Doctors, pastors, administrators, managers,
evangelist s etc. your time and skills will be put to great use! Some
specific areas of need are listed below but STAC is open to whatever
your interests as you desire to support the children of Uganda.
Support the African child Children’s Home
We intend to construct a big and spacious children’s home, big enough
to accommodate the increasing number of disadvantaged children. The
children are currently accommodated in a 3 bed roomed house making it
hard to extend great and voluntary services to the needy, who are
impoverished and those who have lost their parents to AIDS. Groups or
individuals with engineering, plumbing, construction, carpentry, or
electrical skills are needed to make this dream come true.
An integrated school
We need to set up a school for the children where they can acquire
free education and free scholastic materials. The school shall provide
subsidized education facilities to the community where fees got from
the local community can be used to pay for the teacher’s salaries and
other basics needed at school.
Basic school supplies are always needed and are appreciated.
A community hospital
We need to set up a hospital for the community where the disadvantaged
children and other people in the community will get medication at a
subsidized amount. The little money paid will be used to cater for
medical requirements and to pay the hospital staff.
You Can Pray
Would you join us, first and foremost, in praying for a solution to
the crisis? We have real confidence when we approach the Father in
Christ’s name, knowing that He is able to do immeasurably more than
all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within
us (Ephesians 3:20, NIV).
• That the organization would respond with the compassion of Jesus
Christ to all those in need including but not limited to orphans,
HIV/AIDS orphans and widows facing welfare problems
• That God would use the related projects of Support the African child
to give eternal hope to those who are hopeless.
• For Support the African child Volunteers around the world who are
giving their hearts and their lives to care for people affected by
HIV/AIDS Orphans & Vulnerable Children
HIV/AIDS provides an opportunity for the community to share the love
of Christ with those who are suffering from the disease. Your gifts
will support programs that provide care to people with AIDS and their
families, including home-based care and hospice programs. A $30 gift
per month can provide the resources, including food, medication, or
hygiene items, to care for one family with home-based assistance.
HIV/AIDS Medical Programs
With about 42 million men, women, and children infected with HIV/AIDS,
the medical needs facing mission hospitals and other medical
facilities are enormous. Your gifts will assist programs that provide
medical care, including medications and counseling to prevent
mother-to-child transmission, for those infected with HIV. A gift of
$15 can supply medication and post-natal counseling to prevent one
HIV-infected mother from passing the virus on to her child.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:
There are many ways that you can support the needs of children
affected by HIV/AIDS and disadvantaged children in Uganda
• Raise awareness in your community – Give a presentation to your
child’s class or school, a civic group, or your faith-based community.
Contact us for outreach materials.
• Volunteer – Show your support for Support the African child or
another organization working to address the pandemic by giving your
time, talents, or expertise. If you are interested in volunteering at
STAC, please contact our office for more information.
• Host a house party – Invite your friends and family to your home and
educate them about the challenges of disadvantaged children and
HIV/AIDS vulnerable children in Africa.
4. STAC’S PROGRAMS
Community Placement of Orphaned Children
As we identify children that have lost their parents, we trace the
next of kin to try and place them there, so as to keep that unique
semblance of familial attachment going. In the absence of relatives,
we try to absorb them into our children’s home and then place them
there and treat these orphans as though they are our own children, by
providing them with whatever their families would: food, shelter,
medical care, education, clothing, but above all, love without
Support the African child Children’s Home
In the absence of a suitable home for orphaned and vulnerable
children, STAC provides a home to care for them as they can meet that
need. Children’s needs are complex and require physical, social,
developmental, and spiritual care to raise them with a sense of self
confidence and self-worth. Support the African child Children’s Home
currently serves six children but with hope of expanding and
Widows Economic Empowerment Projects
It is women who assume much of the responsibility for orphaned
children ultimately. The income generating capacity of these
households is profoundly constrained by numerous dependent children;
lack of opportunity to accumulate productive resources like cattle,
goats, and farming implements; and difficulty in gaining access to
credit. They are further constrained by limited education and training
which limits their employability. STAC has countered this trend by
organizing widows in groups, and then offering them training in
different skill sets such as tailoring, crafts, agriculture and
farming. The women work on skills of their own choice and demonstrable
ability for sustainability. STAC raises support for sewing machines
for groups of two widows, supplies for crafts, and livestock.
Support Care Groups
Our activities include widows groups and households affected by
HIV/AIDS. We have 40 active grass root inter-denominational community
based groups, called Support Care Groups (SCG’s). Each of these groups
has a leader, treasurer and secretary.
Community Based Health Education
Throughout Africa, thousands of community-based organizations are
addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and families made
vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. These organizations are strengthening the
traditional safety net of the extended family through a range of vital
programs and services. Often operating with minimal funding and with a
great deal of volunteer support, community based Social Care Groups
are the front line response to the needs of disadvantaged children and
vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS. Very few funds are reaching
this grassroots level.
We walk down to the people, deep in the remotest of villages, and
teach the basics; what HIV/AIDS is, what it is not, ways and means of
protection from infection, and how to treat and care for the victims
without discrimination. In vicinities where there is electricity we
show videos about HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and other sexually transmitted
diseases. At times, when we deem it practicable, we mobilize a parish,
using the local political leadership of the area, in concert with
STAC’s own registered community based volunteers as a mass approach.
We also use the home-to-home approach where we reach out to those who
cannot make it to the collecting centers for one reason or the other.
This is where we also reach out to the chronically ill, assess the
vulnerability rate of the children and take appropriate corrective
measures, commensurate with our capacity.
Education for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Education is such a vital ingredient of a country’s development, as it
is known to furnish the tools with which children and young people
carve out their lives, and is a lifelong source of comfort, renewal
While Uganda currently has a free primary education system, many
barriers stand in the way of children accessing a school, which has
greatly increased the overall dropout rate. The implicit costs of
building fees, feeding, uniforms, books and pens and other scholastic
materials are alone financially impossible for many families to
provide. Added are the complications of AIDS and other health
epidemics as children are required to stay home to care for their
terminally ill relatives. Household resource bases experience
shrinkage, as medical care, funeral costs, loss of work, and the like
take their toll.
We at STAC realized that it was our duty to plug this gap in helping
non-school going children access formal education through the
provision of the stringent scholastic requirements necessary. To ease
the burden of looking for the requisite materials necessary for
schooling, we are planning on building a primary school.
Beyond Primary School
As a child progresses beyond primary school STAC pays school fees at
the middle and high school level in public school as our international
partners and community members provide support.
“Your sponsorship will make a difference in the life of a child”
Going beyond the concept of mere donations, sponsorships with Support
the African child offers you an opportunity to build a true
relationship with the organization and the sponsored child as well as
various stakeholders of the project through a proven system of
correspondences and exchanges.
“Educating a Child” sponsorship:
Millions of children in Africa live in absolute poverty and are out of
school. Education is one of the most efficient solutions in trying to
end the cycle of poverty. Through this sponsorship module, your
contribution will give a child an education! It also allows you to
build a personalized relationship with your sponsored child. You will
receive your sponsored children’s photographs and they write to you 3
times a year to tell you about themselves and their lives.
With a contribution of 87$/term, a primary school child is guaranteed
an education (school fees, books, pens and pencils, geometry set and
uniform). There are three terms in a year and you can choose to pay
the whole year at once or three times a year.
Communication and reliability
You’ll be given the opportunity to personally connect with your
sponsored child — building a relationship that could change both your
lives. Immediately, after you have made your donation, we will send
you an email confirming that we have received your donation. Shortly
after, we will send you a welcome-letter and at the end of each school
term we will send you school reports and a letter from your sponsored
In the welcome-letter, our project coordinator and her team will help
you understand the specific context; they will inform you about the
Uganda, its culture and tell you about the various developments that
are taking place. You will receive your first letter immediately after
your sponsored child has started school and a letter at the end of
each school term. You can also send letters to your sponsored child
through our organization. As an organization we believe in fostering
communication and regular exchanges between sponsors and stakeholders;
we strongly feel that your letters as sponsors encourage communities
and local authorities in their developmental efforts. And yes, your
letters to children nurture them and offer them moral support as they
reflect your interest and concern for their education and their life
1. For becoming a sponsor, please fill in an online registration form
or contact our sponsorship desk in our office. To register online,
Please click here
CHILDREN SPONSORSHIP FORM
Date of Birth:
Mobile Contact: Office contact:
Postal Address: Zip Code:
E-mail address: Street:
Preferred School: Day School
No of Children: Payment Preference:
How did you hear about us?
Add details below (e.g. the name of the child you would like to sponsor):
Contact: +256 782879412, +256 776879412 or +256 775165991
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
2. Have a look at the profiles of children who are in need of
sponsorship and click on the profile of a child you would like to
sponsor. Click here
3. Pay through PayPal on our website.
4. Wait a couple of business days and receive an email confirming we
have received your donation.
Please, see Frequently Asked Questions on this link click here for
more details concerning sponsorship.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Qn: Who are you and what exactly do you do?
Support the African child-STAC is a non-profit CBO that is dedicated
to finding and providing opportunities and hope for disadvantaged
children who are victims of poverty, HIV/AIDS, and other natural
+ Qn: Do you sponsor Children?
Yes we do. STAC has “Educating a Child” Sponsorship program through
which we are striving to restore the dignity stripped from these
innocent children that are suffering through poverty and the orphaned.
By supporting these children, we can offer them a foundation of a
+ Qn: How does, “Educating a Child” sponsorship help children?
Millions of children in Africa live in absolute poverty. Education is
one of the most efficient solutions in trying to end the cycle of
poverty. According to UNICEF, educating children helps reduce poverty,
promote gender equality and lower child mortality rates. At school,
children stay in a safe environment, with support, supervision and
socialization. They learn important life skills that can help them
prevent diseases, such as how to avoid HIV/AIDS.
In addition, they may receive life-saving vaccines, fresh water and
nutrient supplementation at school. Moreover, educated girls are more
likely to marry later and have fewer children, who in turn will be
more likely to survive and be better nourished and educated. Educated
girls are more productive at home and better paid in the workplace,
and more able to participate in social, economic and political
decision-making and thus make a difference in their societies.
+ Qn: Why should I sponsor with Support the African child?
Support the African child has continued to be recognized for their
fiscal accountability and programmatic responsibility. Support the
African child has consistently earned a good rating from Charity
Navigator, an independent rating service, as one of the efficient and
effective international humanitarian organizations. Our “Educating a
Child” sponsorship program is transparent and reliable. You will
receive receipts of school fees and other purchases that are made with
your donation. You will also be able to build a personal relationship
with your sponsored child by exchanging letters.
+ Qn: How does sponsoring through Support the African child work?
Support the African child works with impoverished communities in
Uganda. We work with disadvantaged groups in Jinja district in eastern
Uganda. We have formed women’s groups in the communities and know the
members and their children personally. The children to whom we are
looking for sponsors are selected in cooperation with the women
themselves, allowing them to strengthen their sense of community and
empowerment. We make sure that the child you have chosen to sponsor
receives the support in the most efficient way.
When you have made your donation, our team pays the child’s school
fees, purchases the necessary items and enrolls the child to school.
We create a folder for your sponsored child, save the receipts (and
the possible balance remaining from the purchases). To add to our
reliability, we will send you copies of the receipts of school fees
and other purchases alongside with a welcome-letter. This will enable
you to track how your donation is spent.
+ Qn: How much does sponsorship cost?
For only $87/term you can become a sponsor and help change the lives
of children in need around the world.
+ Qn: How will my donation be spent?
Donation of 87$ / term covers the following:
• School fee 30$
• Books 5$
• Shoes 12$
• Pens 2$
• Pencils 2$
• Uniform 12$
• Lunch 8$
• School bag 8$
• Administrative charges 10% (letters, photocopies, printing, bank charges) 8$
+ Qn: How do I pay my donation? Can I get a receipt from my donation?
You can pay online through PayPal. Just click on the PayPal link on
our website and enter your credit card details. The money will reach
us in a couple of business days. We will then confirm by email that we
have received your donation. Shortly after, we will send you receipts
by post. This may take several weeks depending on where you are
+ Qn: How long will my sponsorship last?
That’s entirely upon you. Sponsorship is voluntary and ongoing
contribution. Many of our sponsors have supported all through and we
certainly hope that our relationship with you will be long-term too.
+ Qn: Can I give a gift sponsorship?
Yes! You are free to share the gift of sponsorship with a loved one’s
+ Qn: Who can I contact if I have questions about my sponsorship?
You may email us at, or contact an associate at +256 782879412, +256
776879412 or +256 775165991
Donate and Change a Child’s life
Working with disadvantaged and vulnerable children is a concerted effort.
It needs a lot of hands to be put together, and a lot of ideas.
The orphan problem does not only belong to people with orphans.
It is everybody’s problem
We invite you to join us in addressing this funding gap, and to become
part of our growing network of supporters!
• Donate by cash, check, or credit card – Support the African child
accepts cash and checks made payable to the Support the African child.
• Honor friends and family – Make a donation to Support the African
child in honor of someone’s birthday, as a holiday gift, or to
highlight other celebrations. Support the African child will advise
the honoree of your gift.
• Request a company match – Many companies have a corporate giving
program that will match your donation. Check with your employer
Make a Cash Donation
You can donate by cheque or bank draft. For money donations, please
make it payable to
SUPPORT THE AFRICAN CHILD-STAC
ORIENT BANK LIMITED
For more information; Contact us directly by Telephone or below
TELEPHONE: +256782879412, or +256776879412
Make In-kind donations:
Due to the growing number of children in our programs, we welcome
in-kind donations. This can include anything from books, children’s
toys, videos, game kits; computers, clothing, shoes, and any gifts to
children are very welcome.
Make an Online Donation:
To donate online please fill the form below:
And pay with your debit or credit card
7. CONTACT US
BY MAIL – Please address all gifts and donations to:
SUPPORT THE AFRICAN CHILD
MAFUBIRA ZONE A
P. O. BOX 1232 JINJA
JINJA – UGANDA
Make checks payable to “Support the African child- Uganda”
For inquiries, please contact us as noted below.
BY BANK WIRE – Please address all gifts to:
Support the African child
Please fill the form below
First name Other name
Gender: Male Date of birth
Please put your inquiries/comments below