We’re proud to connect sponsors with our sweet children in Uganda (Abaana’s Hope). Please find each child in the program listed below. To read about the child, click on the picture. We’d love for you to become a sponsor!
If you already support a child through our program, please click the button below to provide your donation:
By sponsoring a child you are providing a scholarship into the Child Development Program that will provide for their educational, spiritual, and physical needs. You are also able to connect with your child and build a life-changing relationship at the most critical time in their life. Words cannot do justice to the impact your friendship and encouragement has on the child.
There are many activities within the Child Development Program such as Sunday School, Bible clubs, sports, youth conferences, camps, workshops, tutoring, skills training, counseling, etc. These activities allow us to not only develop the child’s leadership abilities but also to serve the child’s family through demonstrating the Gospel of Christ.
The Children’s staff at Abaana’s Hope exists to pour ourselves out completely for these children and to ensure the utmost integrity of the Child Development Program. Periodic updates will be provided regarding the progress of your child, and channels of communication are always open for you to inquire of their status. Thank you for the hope and opportunity you provide for these children.
>How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
If you choose to sponsor a child, the cost is only $40 per month.
>May I send gifts to my child?
Yes. We encourage sponsors to give additional monetary gifts to their sponsored children for special occasions, to address specific needs, or simply as an act of love. These gifts are another effective way for you to reinforce your care and commitment to your child.
Our child development staff will purchase gifts on your behalf and make certain that these funds are used appropriately. As a guideline, we ask that sponsors limit their gift giving to twice a year.
You may also send a gift to your sponsored child’s family. With your monetary gift, the child development staff will buy items your child’s family needs, such as new beds, livestock and food supplies. We will work closely with the family to determine the greatest need and then purchase items accordingly.
>Will I be the only person sponsoring the child I’m helping?
No. Our goal is to find a maximum of two sponsors for each child.
>What specific benefits will the child I sponsor receive?
The opportunity to receive an education:
In some cases, this means providing the cost of school fees, clothing and supplies. In other cases, it means providing tutoring, help with homework, and encouragement. Your scholarship will allow your child to stay in school longer for extra studies when the schools make it an option.
The opportunity to be healthy:
The health of the child you sponsor will be monitored and care will be provided as needed. Children are taught about hygiene and how to maintain personal health. The home situation will also be monitored and according to their needs, they may also receive supplementary food.
The opportunity to develop self-confidence and social skills:
The child you support will be part of a church-based program where Christian adults offer love, guidance, personal attention, recreation and counseling.
The opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about Jesus:
Most important, your sponsorship provides the child with regular Bible training and encouragement through a local church committed to Christ and the children in its community.
>As a sponsor, how else can I learn about the child I am helping?
We will assist your child in writing to you periodically. In addition to these letters, we will send you periodic updates about the child’s progress. You’ll have a better understanding of your sponsored child’s culture and life. You may also contact our Child Development Director, Jeremy Payton, via email at email@example.com for additional information or questions regarding your child. We also encourage you to visit Abaana’s Hope and see your child in person for an experience neither of you will forget.
>How can I communicate with the child I sponsor?
We encourage you to send your sponsored child a personal or family photograph and a short letter of introduction. (Instructions for sponsor/child correspondence will be provided when you sponsor a child.) The Abaana’s Hope staff will translate your letter and deliver it to the child you support. Your child will almost certainly keep your photos and letters in their home as treasured possessions.
Please write to the child as often as you like. Your words of encouragement will make a big difference to your child.
Correspondence between sponsors and the children they support is truly developmental. The more you write the child you sponsor, the more he or she will reap the benefits of your relationship.
>If my sponsored child contacts me on Facebook or another social network, is it okay to respond?
You should not communicate with your sponsored child outside of the avenues provided. In order to ensure your safety and that of your sponsored child it is important that we are aware of what is being communicated. By serving as the conduit for communication between you and your sponsored child, we are able to watch for any content that may be inappropriate or culturally insensitive—no matter how well-intentioned or innocent a comment may be.
Additionally, it is common for someone who knows a child is sponsored to create an account on a social network and posing as that child, contact his or her sponsor asking for money. In this situation, the child may be facing the threat of physical harm if the money is not provided.
Lastly, we have an obligation to protect the children in our care from sponsors who may not have the child’s best interests in mind. While we trust that those who sponsor our children are doing so out of a love for Christ, we must be aware of what’s being communicated to ensure the child’s well-being. Should you receive a friend request or a message from anyone claiming to be your sponsored child on Facebook or another social network or through any medium other than your letters from Four Corners Ministries or Abaana’s Hope, please do not respond but rather contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.