sponsor a child

sponsor a child

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:

NAMUPA OWEN

AGE: 13

NAMUPA OWEN

AGE: 13 YEARS OLD

 

Owen lives with his grandmother and brother since his parents both died some years back. They have a banana plantation and a garden which provides them with food and a small income. He helps his grandmother work the land, collect firewood, fetch water, and do other chores. He likes playing soccer and desires to be a driver someday. He faithfully comes to Saturday kids club and Sunday school. 

AINOMUGISHA ANNEX

AGE: 4

AINOMUGISHA ANNEX

AGE: 4 YEARS OLD

 

Annex will be 5 on July 25th. She lives at home with her mom, dad, and sister. They live in a small, simple but clean, mud-plastered house. Annex shares a room with her sister Glodean. She is a sweet little girl who loves to give hugs. She has a quiet personality when she is around new people, but once she gets to know you, she is very playful. Her dad is on staff at UKP and does a variety of ministry work such as: teaching local dance at the school, leading the kids choir and serving as a part of the church choir on Sunday mornings. He also serves as an assistant to Pastor Bill. Annex’s mom stays at home caring for the family, working in their garden, and taking care of their 104 year old grandfather. Annex is enrolled at UKP Academy and enjoys learning.

ARINDA CRISPIS

AGE: 11

ARINDA CRISPIS

AGE: 11 YEARS OLD

 

Crispis lives with his father, mother and siblings. The family lives in a mud house with three rooms for sleeping and one living room. Crispis' mom and dad are peasant farmers who grow matoke (plantains) and other cash crops. They also eat the matoke they grow, along with beans. Crispis helps at home by fetching water, collecting firewood, sweeping and doing dishes. Crispis has been healthy and is doing well at home and at school. This family has been suffering a lot of spiritual attacks lately. His grandparents and ancestors come from a long line of witchcraft and darkness. Pray for this family to be delivered and set free from the spiritual warfare they face. Your partnership makes it possible for us to continue to influence their lives for Jesus! 

ALICIUS SHANITAH

AGE: 4

ALICIUS SHANITAH

AGE: 4 YEARS OLD

 


Shanitah lives with her grandparents and cousins because her parents decided that they couldn't care for a baby. Her grandparents are peasant farmers who grow food to eat as well as to sell. They also make mats from papyrus to sell for the purpose of earning money for the family. They live in a mud plastered home and cook over an open fire. They usually eat beans and posho. Shanitah is in Baby Class at UKP Academy; this is her first year attending school and she is eager to learn. She is a quiet girl, but is friendly and likes to give hugs. She always enjoys coming to church and UKP events.

TWIKIRIZE PENLOPE

AGE: 11

TWIKIRIZE PENLOPE

AGE: 11 YEARS OLD

 

Penlope lives with her mother and father, who gave his life to Jesus a couple years ago. Her family grows a garden and has some sheep, goats, and cows. Penlope loves to help her mom in the kitchen, but her favorite chore is caring for the goats. She works hard in school and Bible is her best subject. She also loves singing in the school choir.

AKATUKUNDA PAMELA

AGE: 7

AKATUKUNDA PAMELA

AGE: 7 YEARS OLD

 

Pamela lives with her grandparents, cousins, and other relatives. Her grandparents are peasant farmers who grow their own food to eat and to sell when they need money for the family. They live in a mud house and have an outdoor kitchen where they cook over an open fire. They usually eat beans over posho or matoke (plantains), if they have it in the garden. They make a homemade banana juice by smashing ripe matoke. It is very sweet and is one of Pamela's favorite things! She helps at home by sweeping their compound, and fetching water from the community tap for bathing, cooking and washing clothes and dishes. 

ASHABA MICHELLE

AGE: 12

ASHABA MICHELLE

AGE: 12 YEARS OLD

 

Michelle lives with her mother and three brothers in a store front. Her mother works at UKP Academy, helping to keep it clean. Her father left their family when Michelle was young. She loves school and speaks great English, which also happens to be her favorite class. She is a big help to her mom as she takes care of her siblings and helps around the home. She fetches water, washes clothes and dishes, cooks food, and helps plant beans in the family garden. She has been healthy and is happy with all that God has given her; though it is not a lot, she says she's content and blessed.

KAMUKAMA PHILLIP

AGE: 6

KAMUKAMA PHILLIP

AGE: 6 YEARS OLD

 

Phillip who was born on July 5th, 2012, lives at home with his mom, 2 siblings, grandmother and cousin. His father died unexpectedly several years back. His mother and grandmother do what they can to provide for the family. They are peasant farmers who usually grow matoke, beans, and corn. Phillip is a helpful boy at home. He fetches water, pulls weeds in the garden and collects firewood for cooking. He is in Top Class (K-5) at UKP Academy and he enjoys school. 

AHEREZA PAMELA

AGE:12

AHEREZA PAMELA

AGE: 12 YEARS OLD

 

Pamela lives with her mother, father, and siblings. They live in a one bedroom storefront in the village. Her parents work on a piece of land where they have a garden and banana plantation which provides them with food and a small income. She helps the family by doing chores such as cooking, cleaning, and washing clothes. Bible is her best subject in school and she hopes to be a nurse someday. She is an active girl who participates on the dance team doing traditional dance as well as plays on the girls football (soccer) team. 

AKUMPURA GILBERT

AGE:15

AKUMPURIRA GILBERT
AGE: 15 YEARS OLD

 

Gilbert lives with his mom, dad, and siblings in their mud hut. They grow food to eat and sell occasionally for a small income. Gilbert's favorite food is matoke and ground nut soup. Gilbert struggles in school, but UKP hopes to be able to put Gilbert in specialized classes where he can learn at a different pace. He helps at home by weeding the garden, fetching water, and collecting firewood. He is asking you to pray that God would give him peace and knowledge.

TIDYEBWA NYANSIO

AGE:14

TIDYEBWA NYANSIO

AGE: 14 YEARS OLD

 

Nyansio was born July 18, 2015. He lives with his father and mother who are both HIV positive and receiving treatment. His mother works on the grounds at UKP helping with gardening to earn an income for the family. He has been attending UKP Academy for a couple of years. He is learning to read and is an intelligent boy. He enjoys playing soccer and he faithfully comes to church and our kids club activities. He likes the color yellow and his favorite food is matoke (plantain bananas). He says he wants to be a teacher someday.

TUSHANGEOMUGUNI ESAU

AGE:12

TUSHANGEOMUGUNI ESAU

AGE: 12 YEARS OLD

 

Esau lives at home with his family, in a mud house they have recently built. Like most families, they cook in an outdoor kitchen over an open fire and they usually eat beans with matoke from their garden or posho which they buy from the store. They grow other foods in their garden such as sweet potatoes, greens, and corn. Esau helps the family by digging, fetching water, and collecting firewood for cooking. 

ARYATWIJUKA DEUS

AGE:16

ARYATWIJUKA DEUS

AGE: 16 YEARS OLD


Deus lives at home with his mom, dad, and siblings. His parents are peasant farmers, but his dad, who is an alcoholic does not contribute much to the family. His mom on the other hand works very hard to provide for the needs of her children. Deus helps by fetching water, washing his clothes by hand, collecting firewood, and more. 

NAKUNDA HONEST

AGE:14

NAKUNDA HONEST

AGE: 14 YEARS OLD


Honest lives with her aunt, uncle, and seven cousins. The family lives in a small mud built house with two rooms for sleeping and one living room. They cook, like most families, in an outdoor kitchen over an open fire. Honest's aunt and uncle are peasant farmers who grow matoke and coffee as cash crops. They also eat the matoke they grow along with beans and ground nuts. Honest helps at home by fetching water, washing clothes by hand, doing dishes, helping with the younger children, and cooking the food. 

ARYIJUKA JOEL 

AGE:9

ARYIJUKA JOEL

AGE: 9 YEARS OLD