‘When you educate a woman, you educate a whole community'.
Education is one of the most effective ways to empower girls and their communities. Yet, many families in Uganda cannot afford to send their girls to school.
Girls who complete secondary school experience many benefits. Typically, they…
- are three times less likely to become HIV positive
- have increased earning power of 15-25% for each additional year of schooling
- have lower maternal and infant mortality
- reinvest about 90% of their income into their own families
- are more likely to start their own businesses, leading to both self-sufficiency and a stronger economy
- can support the development of Uganda through increased social and economic power
Donations will cover the school fees for the girl as well as other school-related costs. Selected girls’ families will also be trained in gardening and other income-generating activities so that they can provide for their family’s needs in the future.
How does it work?
You can sign up to sponsor a girl here. You can choose a specific girl or request to sponsor whoever needs it most. Once you sign up, we’ll send you more details on payment, how to contact your girl, and other logistics.
You’ll receive an introductory letter from your girl when you start your sponsorship. Additionally, you will also receive updates from the girl you’ve sponsored and her school each term (three times per year), including:
- a letter and photos from the girl
- an academic progress report
- updates from her school and family
I'm interested. How much does it cost?
Because school fees vary between grade levels and schools, each girl requires a different level of financial support. Costs vary from €5 to €90 or $6 to $100, per term. You can see each girl's fees on our Meet the Girls page.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQs.