Sponsoring a child guarantees a better quality of life and a future. It is a commitment through graduation and beyond. Education is not free or available in every town or city to children in Uganda. The cost of sponsoring a child covers school tuition, uniforms, supplies and boarding.
Lack of education in the key to so many struggles in Uganda. The lack of education leads to decreased ability to earn a living wage, early marriage, larger families and life choices that can increase the chance of domestic abuse, contraction of HIV and early death. Multiple studies indicate increasing the length of time a child remains in school leads to a reduction in such occurrences.
Our children in Masaka are especially vulnerable. 80% of kids have not completed secondary education and a third cannot read. (UNICEF (2012) ‘Progress for children: A report card on adolescents’) Rock Kids Uganda and Divine Soccer Ministries focuses on children who have lost one or both of their parents and/or are in dangerous circumstances. For the 2.7 million children who have been orphaned in Uganda, the ability to attend school is difficult due to the compulsory school fees which must be paid. However, in a country where the average wage earned is approximately $40 per month, the school fees are simply not affordable for most, let alone orphaned, abandoned and single parent children. In fact, the extended family members that could help an orphan relative child, see school fees as a major factor in deciding whether to take in an additional child. By providing the school fees, the orphans and single parent families will have hope for a better life.
Families in Uganda are not the only ones facing the problem of obtaining basic needs. The schools are also faced with the difficulty of providing a good learning environment for the students. In addition to assisting the orphaned students with their school fees, Rock Kidz Uganda is also working to improve the environment in which they learn and the materials the educators have available. Rock Kidz Uganda wants the schools we are building and working with to be a haven for the students.
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Rock Kidz Uganda, Inc. a nonprofit organization based in Salem, Ohio founded 6/7/19 We are the US advocate for Divine Soccer Ministry with the mission to Advocate, Advise, and Advance DSM in Masaka, Uganda for the benefit of the children of the community.
All donation are tax deductible.