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How Children are Chosen

5:06pm  7/10/16

Some of you might wonder how our program works and how kids are chosen to
be part of a sponsorship program. Typically every child
will have a home visit and we meet and ask their guardian , (a mom, grandma or aunt )
what work do they do to provide for their kids. Then they show us a report card.

We don't have a lot of requirements for a child to join.
We expect them to follow rules and go to class daily.
We take any needy child regardless or race or religious background. We have Christian and Muslim students studying together in harmony with no issues. Some kids are Africa with Indian descent
as is common in Uganda and many East African Countries. There is also no issue in the classroom
between students.
 We also make sure based on their home life if they truly qualify to join.
If a parent tells us their child has been going to costly school and that the parent has paid the high fee
then this will be a red flag since if a parent can afford this fee why are they now asking for help.
We want to help the most needy kid not just any kid or family who is looking for a handout.

These kids can come from many types of homes but usually most live with a single parent who
sells vegetables, or does other farm related work. Some simply dig in gardens for neighbors to earn money.  These are the most common jobs. Some have no consistent work at all.
 Most kids eat corn meal, beans and a simple sauce made from tomatoes or eggplants and dried fish as their main meals. Lucky families have rice and bread.
Beans and maize are served at all schools as lunch across the country.
Back when we first began we helped kids in only 1 school and they gave us any student they deemed
"needy". But in this process we ended with some kids who lacked interest or drive to study hard and some of the older girls ran off and got pregnant. Then a few teen boys just decided
its  more fun to stay home and hang out as a group doing whatever they want and were removed from our program.
Since that incident not a single new student have followed this bad example.
Most of our teens want to study but may be very slow learners just as a lot of young kids
who have a very low grasp of English..  In the future possibly early 2017 we want to see
if some of our slow learners can join a new school which is funded by BILL GATES,
specializing in Math and English specifically where its promised they will double
their reading comprehension in only 6 months . This will cost the same fee as any other school and we want to make sure that we give these kids they best chance at a good education. This is so far only for Mbiko students but would also be great for our Kamuli kids if a school like this is ever  built closer to their area. We Thank all Sponsors for their efforts in helping all our kids to learn.


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