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PARENTS in Africa.

NOTE: This post isn't intended to bash parents in Uganda but to simply point out the 
incredibly large differences in how kids are handled and how usually their best 
interests aren't considered. Most of this is due to Ignorance because the parents aren't educated. 
They end up making the worst possible choices for their kids and our program and the kids suffer because of this. 


Many times over these 6 years of an official "Sponsorship program" 
we've seen parents pick an expensive school (not on our list of chosen schools)
and move their child to it
without our knowledge or consent. 

May 25, 17   10:56 am 

Then they try and stick us with the bill which is higher than 
any schools we've chosen. So even when parents agree to pay the difference 
whatever that may amount to (usually $30-$50 more a term per child ) and 90 % of the time 
parents fail to even $5 or sometimes nothing at all . Then again a child is left in a bad position because schools don't care they will simply send them home and a child can't come back 
until they pay the pay what they owe. Either a parent has to get a loan or a sponsor has 
to try and cover the unexpected fees. That isn't fair to a sponsor so this is why we are getting tighter on our rules. Africa is full of manipulation and a give me mentality. Parents won't ever feel bad about manipulation because its all they've known their whole life but that DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT. 



We've seen a few families who are in much better living conditions than they were
6 years ago when we began with them and they will exist our program soon since our motto has always been to "Provide Uganda's most needy and vulnerable children with education, food and other basic needs. We give them the hope and care they need for a better life.

So when moms remarry and the new husband has a steady income they will usually no longer need our help and will seek out new kids who need us.


We will keep striving hard for kids and won't let a few bad seeds slow us down. If families want to be demanding and greedy then this isn't the right program for them .

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