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BECOMING A CHILD SPONSOR

 

Monthly sponsorship provides a child with a Christ-Centered education, daily breakfast and lunch programs, routine medical care and ongoing Biblical discipleship. We are personally involved in the lives of these kids, most of them we see seven days a week: at UKP Academy, Saturday at Kids Club and Sunday School. For this reason, we are able to provide our sponsors with a unique opportunity to connect with a child on a more personal level. We have even had sponsors come on a short term mission trip to visit us at UKP to meet their child face to face.

 

CHILDREN AWAITING SPONSORS:

KAMUSIIME ELIZABETH

AGE: 7

KAMUSIIME ELIZABETH

AGE: 7 YEARS OLD


She lives in the village of Ishunga with her mother father and older siblings. She is in TOP Class (Kindergarten) at UKP Academy. She is a good student and doing her best to learn how to read and write. If you ask her what she likes to do for fun, she will say she likes to study. But she does like to play with her friends at school too. Her family lives in a home built from mud and she sleeps on a bedframe with a mattress. Her mother is a peasant farmer and her dad is a craftsman who makes furniture, windows, and doors from wood. They have their own land where they grow food. Elizabeth usually eats matoke with beans for supper.  At home she helps the family by fetching water, cooking food, and weeding the garden. She is a sweet and quiet girl. Elizabeth likes coming to Sunday school and Kids Club regularly. 

BAKLIUMYA CATHERINE

AGE: 7

BAKLIUMYA CATHERINE

AGE: 7 YEARS OLD

 

Seven year old Cathy was born on July 3, 2011. She is a humble girl and respectful to those around her. She is the eldest of two siblings and a pupil in primary one (1st grade) class. She wants to become a medical doctor in the future. Her father and mother have no consistent jobs. Her father takes care of people's cattle to earn a living and many times depend on relatives for food and other necessities. They rent a single room in a high population density area of Mukono where there are many drug addicts and drunkards.

KATENDE EVELYN

AGE: 4

KATENDE EVELYN

AGE: 4 YEARS OLD


Katende Evelyn who goes by Eve for short is 4 years old. She was born May 8, 2014. Eve is an only child. She is humble and kind to her friends. She loves playing and singing and is in baby class at Eloi Primary School. When you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she will tell you her goal is to become a nurse. Eve's father died and currently she and her mother live with her maternal grandmother in a slum area. Her mother earns a living by selling charcoal and her grandmother makes paper bags and rears goats and pigs. They live in her grandmother's brick home on a 40ft x 40ft plot of land.

EKISA JOSIAH

AGE: 4

EKISA JOSIAH

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD


Six year old Josiah was born on the 4th of May, 2012. He is the eldest of two siblings and is artistic and humble. He and his siblings live with their mother and step-father in a single rented room. His mother earns income by weaving baskets and washing clothes for others. They struggle to make ends meet, but they work hard. Josiah hopes to get a good education so that he can be a doctor someday. 

NAKYANZI ANGEL 

AGE: 8

NAKYANZI ANGEL

AGE: 8 YEARS OLD

 

Eight year old Angel was born on February 11, 2010. She loves to sing and lead children in singing in the Sunday school. She is a humble and generous girl. She is a P4 pupil at Victor Primary School and desires to become a lawyer someday. She lives with her grandmother and two siblings of which she is the eldest. After her parents divorced, they left her and the other children with their grandmother who now cares for them. They live in a rented house near the school she attends. Her grandmother earns a living as a dormitory assistant and does her best to provide for the children.  

NSUBUGA CRISPUS

AGE: 5

NSUBUGA CRISPUS

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD

 

Five year old Crispus was born September 11, 2013. He is active and courageous among his friends. He likes running around and playing football. He is in Middle Class (Pre-school) at Elroi Nursery School and looks forward to becoming a medical doctor someday. He likes school and his best subject is English. Crispus' father abandoned him and his mother sometime back, so they now live with his aunt in a rental house in Mukono. The auntie is a guest house attendant and his mother is currently unemployed.

TWESIGYE AMBROSE 

AGE: 5

TWESIGYE AMBROSE

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD

 

Ambrose was born on May 15, 2013. He is a sweet boy who lives at home with his mother, who is a peasant farmer, and his siblings. He is the last born child in the family. His father passed away from an untreatable illness 2 years ago and since then his mother has been struggling day to day to provide food and the needs of her children. She digs and plants in the family garden for food to eat and she gardens for other people and makes mats made of papyrus to sell in order to earn income for the family. UKP selected his family to be part of the program so that he would get a good education at UKP Academy as well as learn about the truth and hope that are found in Jesus!

NANYANZI ELEANOR

AGE: 4

NANYANZI ELEANOR

AGE: 4 YEARS OLD


Four year old Eleanor who goes by the nickname of Elina, loves to sing and play. She comes from a muslim family, however her parents have allowed her to be enrolled in the UKP program. Therefore, this family is being reached with the Gospel and love of Jesus on a regular basis; please pray for their salvation. Eleanor is in Baby class (pre-school) where she likes learning and enjoys coloring. She says she wants to become a teacher someday. She is the second born of two siblings. Her father is a taxi conductor and her mother sells vegetables and spices for a living. The family lives in the town of Mukono, in a rented single room dwelling, but they do their best to make it work for their family. 

NAGITA MARGARET

AGE: 5

NAGITA MARGARET

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD

 

Five year old Margaret was born on the 14th of March, 2013. She is the second of two siblings, active and respectful. She loves playing, singing and dancing. She is in Top Class (Kindergarten). Her best subject is learning English. She lives with her father, mother and siblings in a two room rented house in a high density area of Mukono. Her mother sells fried potatoes on the road side and has just opened a tiny grocery shop and the father has a temporary driving job.  

KEZIAH SHIVAN

AGE: 3

KEZIAH SHIVAN

AGE: 3 YEARS OLD

 

Three year old Keziah was born on the 12th of January, 2015. She lives with both of her parents and two younger siblings in a small rental house in Mukono. She does not attend school yet, but is eager to start when she is old enough. Keziah's immune system is weak and she is often sick with bronchial infections, although they have not diagnosed the reason for the problem. Her father does temporary work as a security guard and her mother sells things she grows from her garden. They also raise some pigs and chickens for food and selling. 

ABDU SEMAKULA

AGE: 8

ABDU SEMAKULA

AGE: 8 YEARS OLD


Eight year old Abdu was born on the 3rd of August, 2010. He is a hard working and active boy. He loves to play football and to learn. His father does tailoring and his mother does not work, therefore they cannot afford to care for him. He stays with his grandmother (and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings) in a two room house owned by the family clan. 

ARYATUHA ELVIS

AGE: 7

ARYATUHA ELVIS

AGE: 7 YEARS OLD

 

Elvis was born December 27, 2011. His father died a few years back, so now he lives with just his mom and siblings. His mother is a peasant farmer who works very hard in the gardens of other people in order to earn a little money to buy food and necessities. It is a struggle for her to make it day to day, but she is always eager to work and do whatever she can. His mom comes to church and Bible study regularly and desires to know God. UKP selected their family to be a part of the program so that Elvis would have an opportunity to get a good education at UKP Academy as well as learn about the truth and hope that is found in Jesus! Elvis is a friendly boy who has a funny sense of humor. He likes being around people and despite his challenging life, he has joy! 

AMURINDA BLESSING

AGE: 5

AMURINDA BLESSING

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD

 

Blessing was born on August 20, 2013. She is a sweet girl with a spunky personality who lives with her mom and dad. They are peasant farmers who grow matoke (plantain bananas), beans, and other small crops for eating. Blessing's family was selected to be a part of the UKP program so that she would have the opportunity to go to school and get an education at UKP Academy as well as learn about Jesus and grow spiritually.  

MUKISA MORGAN

AGE: 6

MUKISA MORGAN

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD

 

Six year old Morgan was born on the 4th of January 2012. He is a jolly and active boy who is the third of four siblings. He has memorized some scriptures which he likes to share with other children. His father abandoned the family so Morgan, his mother and siblings live with their aunt who cares for their needs. His mother makes and sells mats to earn money to help the family.

WAMBETE MIRACLE

AGE: 8

WAMBETE MIRACLE

AGE: 8 YEARS OLD


Eight year old Miracle was born on May 27th, 2010. She is an outgoing girl who is the eldest of three siblings. Her father died in a motor vehicle accident some time back and she now lives with her mother, siblings, grandmother and many other relatives in a small house in Mukono. Her mother sells cooked food on the roadside to earn a living. Although the family struggles to make ends meet, they work hard and have joy. 

POEL YIGA

AGE: 5

POEL YIGA

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD


Five year old Poel was born on the 27th of January, 2013. He is the first born of two children. He lives with his father and siblings in a single rented room. His father earns a living working on seasonal road improvements and although it is a struggle to make ends meet, he works hard to provide for the family. Poel enjoys singing and playing football. He wants to learn how to drive a car when he gets old enough.

MUGOYA TREVOR

AGE: 6

MUGOYA TREVOR

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD

 

Six year old Trevor was born on the 4th of July, 2012. He is a sweet and helpful boy. Trevor has a vision problem and should be in the 3rd grade but is not currently going to school because of this. His father died when he was a baby and he and his mother live with his grandmother who cares for his basic needs. His mother earns income by weaving and selling baskets, and helps provide food for the family by growing cassava and matooke.

BOSCCO LUWAGA

AGE: 6

BOSCO LUWAGA 

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD

 

Six year old Bosco was born on the 31st of March, 2010. He enjoys singing and playing football. He is the eldest of two children who live with their grandmother as they were abandoned by their parents when they were young. His grandmother works hard to earn an income for their family by washing clothes and digging in the gardens of other people. 

NANSUBUGA BENITAH

AGE: 6

NANSUBUGA BENITAH

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD


Six year old Benitah was born on June 28th, 2012. She is the youngest of two childern who live with their grandmother as they were abandoned by their parents when thye were young. Her grandmother works hard to earn an income for their family by washing clothes and caring for other people's gardens. Benitah enjoys singing and going to church and wants to be a teacher someday.

ATUKWATSE BRUNO

AGE: 9

ATUKWATSE BRUNO

AGE: 9 YEARS OLD

 

Bruno was born on February 1, 2009. He lives in the village of Ishunga in Western Uganda. His father died several years ago from an illness that wasn't treatable with medicine. His mother remarried and although she lives in the village, she does not stay with Bruno and his older siblings. They stay together  in their family home. Bruno joined UKP Academy this year so that he could attend with his siblings who are in the UKP Program. Bruno is a sweet, helpful boy whom is very joyful! He likes learning and is very intelligent too!

KISAMBIRA RAHIM

AGE: 6

KISAMBIRA RAHIM

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD

 

Rahim was born August 4th, 2012. He lives in a mud walled, rented single room with his father, mother and siblings. His father is a muslim who has many other wives and rarely comes home to see the family. His mother is the main provider for them and she earns a living by buying and selling smoked fish. Rahim has a disability with his left eye, but it does not stop him from wanting to learn and become a doctor someday. 

TWINAMATSIKO BRUNO

AGE: 7

TWINAMATSIKO BRUNO

AGE:  7 YEARS OLD

 

Bruno was born on June 5, 2010. He lives at home with his father, mother, and 3 younger brothers. They live in the village of Kimondo near UKP. Bruno's parents are peasant farmers who struggle to make it day to day. The family was selected to be a part of the UKP program so that Bruno could attend UKP Academy where he will get a good education, as well as learn the truth and hope that are found in Jesus!

KISAMBIRA SUZAIFA

AGE: 5

KISAMBIRA SUZAIFA

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD


Suzaifa was born June 5, 2013. She lives in a mud walled, rented single room with her faither, mother and siblings. Her father is a muslim who has many other wives and rarely comes home to see the family. Her mother is the main provider for them and she earns a living by buying and selling smoked fish. Suzaifa hopes to get a good education so that she can become a nurse someday.

NSANGI MARY

AGE: 4

NSANGI MARY

AGE: 4 YEARS OLD


Mary was born April 19, 2014. She lives with her family in a single, rented room in the slum area of Mukono. Her father works daily laying bricks in order to make a living. Her mother crushes stones to sell as aggregate material which is used for building. Mary is a smart girl and even though she is only 4 years old, she is already learning how to sew clothes. She wants to be a clothing designer when she grows up.   

MAYANJA JESSE

AGE: 7

MAYANJA JESSE

AGE:  7 YEARS OLD

 

Jesse was born February 14, 2011. He is the last born of 6 children and enjoys singing and playing with other children. He lives with his father, mother and siblings in a two room rental house on a small plot of land. His father sells bricks which are used for building and his mother digs in the gardens of other people to earn an income for the family. 

KIRAGGA MIKE

AGE: 9

KIRAGGA MIKE

AGE: 9 YEARS OLD

 

Mike was born August 7, 2009. He is the eldest of three children and enjoys playing football with his friends. He lives with his father, mother and siblings in a rented single room in a slum area. The father makes and sells home made bar soap and his mother buys and sells fish in order to make a living for their family. Despite their challenges, they work hard to make ends meet. 

AHIMBISIBWE BRUCE

AGE: 5

AHIMBISIBWE BRUCE 

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD

 

Bruce lives at home with his father, mother, and 3 brothers; he is the middle child. They live in the village of Kimondo near UKP. Bruce's parents are peasant farmers who struggle to make it day to day. They normally eat posho (a dense corn flour mash) served with beans. The family has a small piece of land on which they allow others to farm; this gives them a small income. Bruce's family was selected to be a part of the UKP program so that he would have an opportunity to get a good education and learn about the truth and hope that is found in Jesus.

MUTONI BLESSING

AGE: 4

MUTONI BLESSING

AGE: 4 YEARS OLD

 

Blessing was born October 12, 2014. She is the youngest of 5 children in her family. She lives with her father, mother, and siblings in a single rented room. Her father sells used items and her mother washes people's clothing to earn money and provide for their family. Blessing likes eating food of any kind and she is confident and bold in her personality. She hopes to get a good education and become a teacher someday. 

MUSOKE GEORGE

AGE: 6

MUSOKE GEORGE

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD

 

Six year old George was born October 4th, 2012. He comes from a muslim family, however his parents have allowed him to be enrolled in the UKP program. Therefore, this family is being reached with the Gospel and love of Jesus on a regular basis; please pray for their salvation. George s energetic and courageous. He loves to sing and play football. George is a Top Class (Kindergarten) pupil. His favorite subject is math. He wants to become a veterinary doctor because he loves animals and birds. He is the eldest of two siblings. His father is a taxi conductor and his mother sells vegetables and spices for a living. The family lives in the town of Mukono, in a rented single room dwelling, but they do their best to make it work for their family. 

MUBIRU JONATHAN

AGE: 5

MUBIRU JONATHAN

AGE: 5 YEARS OLD


Five year old Jonathan was born on the 9th of March, 2013. He lives with his father, mother, and three siblings in a one-room rental unit in the slums of Mukono. He is an active boy who enjoys riding bikes when he can. The family's income is provided by his mother who mends clothing for a living.

ASIMIIRE FORTUNATE

AGE: 12

ASIMIIRE FORTUNATE

AGE: 12 YEARS OLD

 

Fortunate was born on September 17, 2006. Her father died a few years back so now she lives with just her mom and younger siblings. Her mother is a peasant farmer who works very hard in the gardens of other people in order to earn a little money to buy food and necessities. It is a struggle for her to make it day to day, but she is always eager to work and do whatever she can. Her mom comes to church and Bible study regularly and desires to know God. UKP selected their family to be a part of the program so that Fortunate would have an opportunity to get a good education at UKP Academy as well as learn about the truth and hope that is found in Jesus! Although Fortunate was born with a crippled hand, that doesn't stop her from having joy and working hard at school. She is a sweet, humble girl who loves Jesus!

NUHUMAN SSEKIDE

AGE: 4

NUHUMAN SSEKIDE

AGE: 4 YEARS OLD

 

Nuhuman (Nuhu for short) was born July 17, 2014. This four year old aspiring engineer is in baby class at His Grace Nursery School where his favorite subject is physical education. He is the last born of four children who live with their father and mother in a single rented room. His mother has a small business of selling cooked food to laborers and his father is currently unemployed. The parents work hard to sustain their family in the best ways possible.