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Can you help children in Uganda to go to school and create a brighter future full of opportunities for themselves?

At S.A.L.V.E., we want to make a long-term, sustainable commitment to children who have been living and working on the streets of Uganda to help them build a brighter future for themselves.

Education is the best chance children have at working their way out of poverty. It enables them to get better jobs, earn higher incomes and also be more informed about the world around them.

Being on the streets means the children we work with have missed out on education. So returning to school needs not only the money for school fees, but also career guidance and self-confidence boosting support to help them to succeed.

We are 100% committed to giving a child the opportunity to turn their life around and want to ensure that each child receives the support needed to adjust to their life off the street. We work on a case by case basis, spending time building relationships with the children before they join our Education Support programme.

Want to know why Ugandan families often can’t support their own children through education? Find out more about the Ugandan education system here.

We would love to welcome you to the S.A.L.V.E. International global family as either a Child Sponsor or as a supporter of our Education Fund.

Our Education Support options at a glance:

Becoming a Child Sponsor:

Sponsoring a young person will give you a chance to build a unique connection with a child in Uganda. We will help you select which child to support, based either on school fees budget; or because you have a shared interest, career ambition or other connection.

If you’re keen to become a sponsor, but are unsure about the cost, why not sponsor as a group? As well as many individuals who sponsor a child, we also have  some families, some groups of friends, some businesses, religious groups and even schools who sponsor a child collectively. The cost of sponsoring a child varies between £20 – £50 a month, depending on what level and type of education a child is in.

Contributing to our Education Fund:

If you contribute to our Education Fund, we will use the money to support whichever street-connected children are in greatest need at the time. You won’t have a personal connection with a child, but we will still keep in touch regularly to let you know how we’re spending your donation and how you are empowering street-connected children to gain an education.

We ask for a minimum monthly donation of £20, which is the equivalent of sending one child to a primary school as a day student.

Not sure which option is best for you?

Flow diagram to explain Edu Sponsorship options (3)
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