The Sponsor a Child campaign by Wilmat Development Foundation invites volunteers and donors to sponsor the education and basic needs of underprivileged children in Uganda. In Uganda, majority of families are below the poverty line and their tragedies have been exacerbated due to COVID-19 and the ensuing lock down that has put economy on hold.
Especially, these children suffer from various diseases which are very dangerous considering that they don’t have access to effective care and treatment. This includes children born with HIV/AIDs whose parents are unable to access ARVs on a daily basis. For children born with other diseases like sickle-cell anaemia and polio, treatment is very expensive and some government hospitals lack proper medication and infrastructure. Disabled children lack access to supporting equipment like wheelchairs, walking sticks etc. or are unable to afford those and are hence denied a normal life. Moreover, due to COVID-19, malaria cases due to Mosquito bites these diseases become all the more harmful to the health of Uganda's children.
The Sponsor A Child Initiative by WDF targets the less privileged children in different communities like infants, children with disabilities, teenage children, street children, orphans among others. Orphans and vulnerable children around Uganda need to be especially protected and we aim at bringing a smile of satisfaction by providing them with basic needs as well as including them under the Child Protection programme to cater for their ongoing needs such as education, food, clothing and shelter.
At the root of this ii empowering parents, children and community leaders as a way of sensitizing them on child protection, need for child education and against immoral acts which can destroy the future of children. We have designed programs aimed at empowering children through the provision of quality education, health care, food, shelter, access to clean and safe water and ensuring the general well-being of the children as well as their guardians.
On another note, the expenses incurred for children in poor families to acquire basic education is very expensive because of the school requirements and other basic needs for school. Moreover, young girls after puberty are prone to skipping school due to lack of basic menstrual necessities like sanitary towels and the lack of money to do so, which negatively affects their school performance. All of these lead to school dropouts in rural communities as well as urban slums, and their future becomes bleak.
You can help these children in need by sponsoring their basic needs like food, hygiene, and most importantly, education. Our campaign exists to support you and help you support them. Please fill out the form below and we can reach out to you for more information.
Our Target is to raise at least $10,000 per year as our Sponsor A Child Educational Program. The contributed funds will be used to provide quality education, school materials and day to day life materials to over 45 sellected children who are being taken care of by WDF in the community based organizations we are working with. This is to cater for both gender (Boys and Girls) but much empasis will be placed on the Girl Child Education as a way to address the challenges associated with their access to quality Educating.
To Support our Cause, Please Feel free to Write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on how to make it happen.