Types of Sponsorship
Be part of Align International's life-changing ministry by giving hope to a child that could not otherwise break out of the poverty cycle for only $35/month.
1Life With Hope Sponsorship
Life With Hope sponsorship provides for the health and education of children living with a loving caregiver in some of the most impoverished communities in Uganda. Sponsorship ensures that each child receives supplementary food and clothing, basic medical and mental health care, quality primary and secondary schooling and school supplies.
2Ewange (In My Home) Sponsorship:
Some children have needs over and above what Life With Hope Sponsorship provides. Ewange sponsorship was created to help these children thrive. The local Luganda language word “Ewange” translates to “In My Home”. Ewange sponsorship provides housing, supervision, additional food and other necessities close to Donela Bombo school, the Life Health (medical) Center and Bombo church campus.
*Children seeking Ewange Sponsorship support will be framed in yellow with a on the bottom right of their picture.
Her father and mother are separated and Shanita lives with her mother and siblings in Wobulenzi. Her mother’s landlord wants them to leave the house that they are renting because her mother is chall...
Praise is so happy to have joined a new grade this year. He is doing well in his academics. He is doing physically well. His emotional health is fairly well as he struggles low self-esteem. His life w...
Aramanzani was abandoned by his mother at a young age. His elderly grandmother took him in and grew vegetables to provide for the family. It was not enough to keep Aramanzani fed daily though. The a...
When we first found Allan several years ago, he was struggling greatly; often falling ill from HIV/AIDs. After being Life with Hope Sponsored Allan's health began to improve drastically. It wasn't m...
Thank you for your love, support, and prayers for Joan. Living in student housing has shown a tremendous transformation in Joan. She previously battled rejection, anger, and insecurity issues and this...
Sharon was working hard to be in school, which was made difficult because she was also helping her mother at home. In addition, unfortunately, she was the victim of abuse by a neighbor. To help her em...
Christine's life has changed greatly due to her Life With Hope Sponsorship, but she is still in need of an Ewange Sponsor. While working on making her future better and brighter we moved Christine to ...
Agnes is so thankful for the continued support being given to her. She continues to live with her father. She must continually be on medication due to her HIV positive status. She used to struggle wit...
Deborah is a young girl who was recently moved to our all girls Student Housing. We have witnessed her physical health change drastically since she secured a Life With Hope Sponsor, but it was discove...
Jamadah turned 17in February 2019. He currently lives in the all boy's student housing because it was discovered that Jamadah's father was struggling greatly with alcoholism, often neglecting Jamadah ...
In February 2018, Dirisa was moved to the all boys Student Housing in Bombo within a 5 minute walking distance to Donela Bombo School. This was done because of the poor academics at the school in Kavu...
Thanks to Silas' Life With Hope Sponsorship, his physical health has improved greatly. However, Silas is in need of an Ewange Sponsor to ensure his safety and living needs are being met as well. A...
In February 2018, Edward was moved to the all boys Student Housing in Bombo within a 5 minute walking distance to Donela Bombo School. This was done because of the poor academics at the school in Kavu...
Thanks to the continued love and support Lydia gets with Life With Hope Sponsorship, she is looking at a bright future. She is incredibly grateful for her Life With Hope Sponsorship, but is in need of...
Thanks to his Life With Hope Sponsorship, Collin's physical health has improved greatly! However, he is still in need of an Ewange Sponsor to ensure his safety and schooling needs are being met. ...
Thanks to Life With Hope Sponsorship, Deborah is a very happy girl. She loves making friends and cracking jokes. However, she is in need of an Ewange Sponsor to be cared for properly. Since her...
When we first met Faith, she was lucky to get one meal a day and had fallen incredibly behind in school due to lack of tuition. Because of her Life With Hope Sponsorship, she is now a happy, healthy...
Both Robert's step-father and mother are farmers who work hard in order get food to feed the family, but are often unable to put food on the table every day. Thanks to Robert's Life With Hope Sponsor...
After Gloria lost both her parents, she was left to stay with her uncle and then sometimes with her grandmother. Her grandmother is in her old age and often times sickly. This left Gloria to do all th...
Thank you for your love and prayers for Abraham. Living in the student housing has been really beneficial for him. Abraham is doing well academically and is excited for this next year of school. He sa...
After both his parents passed on, Wilson and his brother moved in with a guardian who had no family relationship with the boys. This situation proved unsuccessful as Wilson was often disobedient, stub...
Jolly was recently moved to our all girls Student Housing. We have witnessed her physical health change drastically since she secured a Life With Hope Sponsor, but it was discovered that she was being...
How It Works
Identifying Children Needing Support
We partner with local churches in poverty-stricken areas of Uganda to determine at-risk children. Begin your sponsorship by viewing the stories of those in need.
A Brighter Future
Once you sponsor a child, our partner church steps in to ensure the sponsored child is provided with physical, medical, spiritual and emotional care. Children are also enrolled in a quality school and the tuition is paid, putting them on a path to self-sustainability.
Because we believe relationships are vital, we’ve made sure you can exchange letters and share photos with your sponsored child through your Profile Page. We are in constant communication with our church partners who provide yearly updates about your child that we share with you.
See a day in the life of a family of 4 children under the care of the two oldest siblings who became parents when they lost their mother and father to HIV/AIDS. With the support from donors, these children have found an opportunity for a whole new life!
How do you determine if a child requires Ewange Sponsorship?
Children typically qualify for Ewange Sponsorship for one of two reasons:
- A child resides in an area without access to a quality school and/or in a home situation not conducive to academic, emotional and spiritual growth. Ewange sponsorship provides these children with supervised student housing during the school year.
- Other children have been abandoned, orphaned or rescued from severe abuse. Ewange sponsorship provides these children with a surrogate family in a Life Home.
In both cases, through our partnership with Bombo Pentecostal Church, these children are placed under the care of trusted house mothers, teachers and spiritual leaders who provide these children the tools necessary to pursue the academic and spiritual growth deserved by every child.
How is Ewange support used?
Ewange Sponsorship provides for supervised housing in one of 3 forms:
- Student Housing near Bombo Donela school campus during the school year (most children)
- Full time boarding at the Donela Bombo school for children in the Primary 7 grade during the school year
- Life Homes which provide a year-round surrogate family for children who have been abandoned, orphaned or rescued from severe abuse
In addition to supervised housing, Ewange sponsorship provides for evening and weekend meals at the home, clean water, utilities and associated transportation.
Because the cost for each form of housing differs, we determined it would be easier to administer the Ewange program by soliciting a single level of support for each child, rather than having multiple support levels that could change year to year. Surplus funds from Ewange children in lower cost housing is used to supplement the Ewange sponsorship funding for children in higher cost housing.
Regardless of an Ewange child's housing type, Align will ensure that each Ewange child's housing, supervision, food, clean water, utility and transportation needs are met so he/she can thrive in an environment that fosters their academic, emotional and spiritual growth.
What types of alternative living situations are Ewange children placed in?
- Student Housing near Bombo Donela school campus during the school year (most children)
- Full time boarding school for children in the Primary 7 grade during the school year
- Life Homes which provide a year-round surrogate family for children without a caregiver
How often will I receive updates on my sponsored child?
An update on the progress of your child is sent along with a recent picture by post once a year. You are also given access to a Sponsor Profile Page where you can login to view yearly updates and send a special message to your child.
How do I provide my sponsored child with a special gift for Christmas?
Each year we collect donations through our Christmas in Uganda campaign. Support raised is used to bless all the children and single mothers in our sponsorship program with special gifts and festivities for the holiday. More information about Christmas in Uganda will be sent out starting in September.
How long will the child I sponsor need support?
We serve the poorest of the poor and school tuition is unaffordable for the parent(s) of children in our program. Because of this, nearly all children in our Sponsorship program are behind academically. We ask our sponsors to commit to supporting children through Senior 4 (high school), regardless of the child’s age. Once a child finishes senior level education, sponsors will be given an opportunity to continue supporting their child in higher education through our Scholarship Program. We understand, however, that unforeseen hardships may arise. If for any reason you are unable to continue support for your child or single mother, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I help my sponsored child pursue education beyond high school?
Our Scholarship Program provides students who have done well in school, been active in church and proven to be individuals of character with scholarships toward college or trade school. Godly men and women are given the life changing opportunity to further their education as they are empowered to impact their community for generations to come. Please visit our Scholarship page to learn more.