Uganda National Curriculum plus extra activities
Books, writing materials and sportswear
A complete meal every school day
Medical care at our own clinic during school days
For many families that are living hand-to-mouth from the land, changes they can pay for their children to go to school is next to nothing. Many of the families living in the villages around Noah's Ark live in poverty, are illiterate and have little hope of substantially changing their lives. We e that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty: a New Horizon.
Together with a parents committee, Noah's Ark identifies the neediest families in the surrounding villages. Typically, the father is absent and the mother moves from job to job in distant villages so care for these children comes down to grandparents. Most of these caretakers grow vegetables is a small garden to sell at the market and more often than not, it’s not enough to generate an adequate income for the basic needs.
You can help a child go to school for as little as $40 a month
As a sponsor, you will receive an update two or three times reporting your sponsored child's academic progress, a photo plus a personal message or drawing.
Members of the Board, missionaries, volunteers and the founders, Piet and Pita raise their own support and do not receive a salary. Your sponsorship is used for what it is intended: providing a safe and secure home where the children can grow up.
Keffa has 2 older siblings. His parents are separated and he doesn’t receive any support from his father. His father completely disconnected himself from his mother and him. Keffa’s mother is not in good health and is unable to do much for her children, she was advised by the doctor not to indulge herself in any heavy duties that will be a threat to her health. The only thing she does now is a samosa business thus she fries and sells them to earn a living. What she earns is not enough to sustain her with the children.
Fred is a very active boy, both in and out of the classroom. He especially likes playing with toy cars, and being with his friends. He lives with his four siblings, mother and grandmother in a one roomed house in a village close to Noah's Ark. His father passed away after a short illness and his mother now has had to protect and provide for the family on her own. She is a casual labourer who takes on whatever work comes her way to earn money to feed her family, buy clothes, medications and other basic necessities. But she doesn't earn enough to send her children to school so her prayers were answered when Fred joined the New Horizon sponsorship program. She now feels that his future is secured.
Klaus Ogwang Asilam
Klaus stated out as a child in the Children's home when his father brought him to us when he was just 8 days old. His mother died a few days earlier and his father asked us for help. We gave the father a job so he could be near Klaus. Now Klaus lives in a nearby village with his father and stil goes to school.
Zion is a happy though shy girl who, lives with her sister and mother. The family separated from their father after their father deserted their mother for not giving birth to a boy; she discovered that he had gone ahead and got another wife and children; so decided to concentrate on her girls by continuing to make and sell doughnuts and plant crops in her small garden by the side of her home. She was very grateful for Zion to join New Horizon Nursery in Baby Class; she said, at least her daughter will be able to get a good education and better future. Zion enjoys reading story books, looking at different pictures in the story books and doing class work which the teacher says she does with all her heart.
Bridget has a half brother and a younger sister. Her parents want her to be educated but they are both casual labourers who earn just enough money for food and basic necessities but not enough to send their children to school. So at one point, both children missed two terms of school due to financial challenges. Bridget also started school late because she suffers from apnea and feared going to school. Thanks to the New Horizon Scholarship program, Bridget and her brother are now enrolled in the Nursery school.
Joan’s mother doesn't have a job. Her new husband does not want her to work, meaning she earns nothing and cannot support her daughter. This man is not Joan's biological father and not prepared to pay for Joan’s school fees. Joan’s biological father separated with her mother with Joan two years old. He also doesn't support his daughter in any way doesn't take his responsibility seriously. He has other two children from two different women. When Joan's mother calls his just seem not interested in the child. So Joan needs financial support to attain an education and have a bright future.
Linda lives 15 minutes walk from school. She's the second child of parents who are subsistence farmers. Her mother also creates beaded handicrafts to supplement their income. But it's not enough. Linda's learning got off to a slow start because of her handicapped arm, but she's now trying to catch up.
Robinah lives with her grandmother who has no job so there is no source of income for family. Her father is a potter but he's not responsible and doesn't take care of his other two children who are living with his mother. Robinah's mother sells undergarments but is so irresponsible and she doesn't want to have anything to do with her child. Her grandmother cannot feed Robinah as pay for her school fees. She also has an aunt who's been helping her with food and medication but she has a family of her own and cannot pay for Robinah’s school fees so Robinah needs help to keep her in school.
Jonathan Isaiah Kawanga
Jonathan has lived with his sibling and mother in the house of his maternal grandmother since early childhood. His father abandoned them 5 years ago and does not provide any financial support for his children. His young mother failed to complete her education because her mother was also single and could not pay her school fees. She now operates a small shop and restaurant which generates enough income to buy food and other essentials for her children and mother but she cannot afford to put her children in school. So she is very grateful that Jonathan can now go to school thanks to the New Horizon sponsorship program. He is now in Middle Class at the Nursery School.
Mary is being cared for by her grandmother who has been raising her since she was 9 months old. Her mother left and moved tof Kenya, deserting Mary. She doesn't know who her father is and neither does her grandmother. Her grandmother is a housekeeper who's stranded with her grandchild who needs financial support for her education.
Jamiru is a young energized and cheerful boy living with his single mother in a single room wattle house in the suburbs of Kubiri village. Jamiru’s mother is highly dependent on her son as she is partially blind. Jamiru does most of the work at home and sometimes elsewhere in order to be able to provide a few essentials like soap, sugar and others. Jamiru is the acting bread winner in his mother’s house; he fetches for people water as well as washing dishes during his free time from where he earns a living.
Alice is a confident and hard working girl, who enjoys playing sports like netball and football. She lives in a village close to Noah’s Ark with her siblings. Her mother is a housewife who helps till the land and sells produce to supplement her husband's income. Her father is a chapatti maker. Together they earn enough money to feed themselves but not enough to send their children to school. Since Alice joined the sponsorship program, she now has a chance of achieving her dream of becoming an electrician, especially thanks to the vocational skills she is learning at New Horizon Secondary & Vocational School.
Fahad is the last born of his other two siblings. His teenage mother is not able to care for all their needs and is searching for a job. The father to these children lives in Mubende where he runs a retail shop though his not in full position to support his children. Fahad is under the care and support of their grandmother who also looks after a number of other orphaned children that she is responsible for all their basic needs. Grandmother is a peasant who depends on farming to have the best for her grandchildren; she is apparently over whelmed with a number of responsibilities and surely needs a relief on some of the children she is supporting, Fahad being the most urgent since he has not had chance to get a full education yet.
Both of Diana's parents are subsistence farmers. She's the 5th of six children. Every extra penny the family earns goes towards the treatment of her mother's heart condition as she needs medication on a monthly basis to ensure she stays alive to care for all of her children. Please help break the cycle of poverty by giving Diana an education.
Ryan has hydrocephalus and he is a slower learner. His mother sells paraffin in the evening and during the day grows small mushrooms to sell. Ryan’s father wants nothing to do with him and does not believe he needs to support a child with disabilities. He chased Ryan, his mother and his 2 siblings out of the house. Ryan’s mother is a member of an organisation that helps families of children with Spinal Bifida and hydrocephalus, the organisation forced the father to build a house for his mother and siblings. He supported them for a little while but soon disappeared without a trace. Ryans mother is supporting her three children and needs lots of support. Ryan also takes expensive medication, so there is no money left over to pay for Ryans education.
Joanita is a 5 year old girl who is the youngest in a family of five siblings. Joanita lives with her sick mother who had a swollen stomach; her father looked after her for a year and a half but he decided to move on and get another wife. This took a toll on the family because the father was the breadwinner of the home. He informed the family that he does not want anything to do with them, so the mother decided to put a small vegetable stall at her door step to feed her family. Joanita joined New horizon in Baby Class and loves reading story books and colouring.
Joyce Namulindwa Mutekanga
Joyce’s parents separated and both her parents re-married but when it was time to send Joyce to school, her mother asked Joyce’s father for financial support. He would only give this if Joyce would go live with him. Her mother was not happy with this as Joyce’s father had re-married and she was worried that his new wife might mistreat Joyce. Joyce’s father is deliberately not supporting her and her mother cannot afford her school fees. She is a cleaner and cannot meet for the needs of Joyce and her other 2 children.
David is a sweet boy who, has learnt to come out of his shell and gained more confidence especially when playing with his peers. He was born in August 2011 in a village near Noah’s Ark called Takajjuge. He lives with his two siblings and his father who is works as a guard at a nearby school. David’s mother passed away recently; at that time she was washing clothes. Immediately after her passing on, his father took on the role of taking care of them and providing for all their basic needs despite the challenge of having less income. David joined New Horizon in baby class and has now graduated to Primary One. He loves singing and counting numbers that hang on the classroom wall.
If you go to Ivan’s house you can tell they are not financially stable. They live in poor conditions and often miss meals. Ivan’s mother is a cleaner but her salary does not allow her to adequately take care of her three children. Ivan’s father is a shoe maker in Mukono but often doesn’t even get one customer per day. They live with Ivan’s mothers parents because they cannot afford to rent a place of their own.
Brenda is a girl who when you engage her in a conversation syhly smiles and starts talking while looking at the ground. Brenda was born in 2006, has three siblings and her cousins who are twins who started living with them after their parents passed away. Brenda’s Mother operated a stall where she sold yams and tomatoes but later on she was able to get a job as a cook while her husband is a builder at a construction site but work is not reliable. Between brenda’s parents they have tried to be responsible parents but have faced a challenge since the income is not enough to sustain the whole family as well as pay for an education, that’s why her parents were overwhelmed when Brenda was enrolled into the sponsorship program. One of her hobbies is playing netbal