- Creates a unique bond between you and a child in need
- Helps benefactors witness firsthand the work that IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda does
- Fosters a meaningful relationship through letters and other correspondence across borders and human boundaries
Types of Sponsorship
IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda offers myriad ways interested businesses and individuals can sponsor a child. Investment firms have sponsored a child on behalf of each one of their clients to demonstrate that, just as they support markets across the world, IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda “provides aid to families in Uganda.” Large commercial chains sponsor a different child in each one of their stores to present their employees with a “direct connection with a child in need.” And many small retail companies sponsor a child on the behalf of each of their employees as a way of uniting the work force and making them “feel a part of something great.”
Individual Sponsorship: Sponsorship provides resources for community education and health programs that are at the core of IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda’s goal of improving children’s lives. Through sponsorship, caring individuals are matched with children in need to fund projects that make a real and sustainable difference.
eProject: eProject sponsors help to support all of IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda’s sponsorship programs in Uganda. This special program allows sponsors to follow the progress of children and programs through entirely electronic communications.
Program: IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda helps entire communities in Uganda achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency through the support of Program sponsors who provide the technical expertise and resources to build a brighter future.
Individual and Gift Sponsorships
Sponsorship provides resources for community education and health programs that are at the core of IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda’s goal of improving children’s lives. Through sponsorship, caring individuals are matched with children in need to fund projects that make a real and sustainable difference. Honed by generations of experience and using the latest monitoring and evaluation techniques, sponsor-supported programs are based on meeting children’s needs at key stages in their physical and intellectual development, from early childhood to adolescence
As an Individual Child sponsor, each year you will receive:
- A Status Report on your Child
- An updated photo
- Annual Summary of your Country Office’s Accomplishments
- Programs in which your Child participated
- Voices Magazine
- Holiday Mailing
- Optional Email Updates
- A Regional Progress Report
No matter the occasion, you can bestow a truly meaningful gift on a loved one and change two lives. Through the exchange of letters and photos, your loved one will have the chance to see the world changing through the eyes of a child. To enroll a loved one for sponsorship, you will be asked to first select a child and complete your information. The gift recipient information section is at the end of the enrollment process.
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How It Works
Sponsoring a Child Comes in Three Easy Steps
- Choose the type of sponsorship in which you are interested.
- Choose the child you prefer. You can also select a child of greatest need.
- Call our Donor child Department at +256 772513851 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Ugandan Time to get started.
IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda combines the donations you make toward your child with the gifts of other sponsors and donors rather than giving them directly to your sponsored child to support programs that help make life better for all eligible children in the communities we serve.
Getting to Know Your Child
The caring relationship between a sponsor and child starts with a photograph and a biography of your child. It continues and strengthens with letters, shared pictures and opportunities to get to know each other better and develop a loving, lasting relationship.
Seeing life through your child’s eyes: Letters and drawings from your sponsored child help you to learn more about daily life through his or her own words and experiences. The letters you receive are in your child’s own hand (a parent or sibling may help a child too young to write) as well as in a translation provided by IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda field office staff, if necessary. Their carefully drawn pictures and treasured words will help you more fully understand the daily struggles and joys of your child’s life.
Celebrating special times: Throughout the year we will send you special holiday cards that you can fill out and return for delivery to your sponsored child. We’ll also provide you with special stationery and suggestions for letters to help you correspond with your sponsored child.
Making a lasting difference: The best part of child sponsorship is that you can actually see the impact your sponsorship is having. You’ll receive regular status reports from IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda staff who work with your child, in addition to his or her own letters. You’ll also get newsletters and other information from IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda throughout the year. You can see up close and personal the positive changes you are making in the life of a young child and his or her community.
Our Commitment to Child Safety
IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda is deeply committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children we serve and to helping protect the children with whom IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda and our sponsors are in contact. As a humanitarian agency, we believe that all children have the right to live free of the fear or reality of any form of abuse or exploitation, and we are obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent these circumstances and promotes the implementation of our child safety policy. We are confident that our sponsors will join us in upholding this policy so that, together, we can do our best to ensure that the children we help remain safe. While the vast majority of individuals have good intentions, we must safeguard against the few who do not. We are sure you understand the need to protect the wellbeing of the children we help.
While visits to our field offices are encouraged, in keeping with our commitment to child safety, all visits to sponsorship areas must be coordinated with Donor Services representatives at our headquarters at least 60 days in advance. Unannounced visits are not acceptable. Please note that the option to “meet” a sponsored child is only available to individual (one-to-one) child sponsors. Prior to visiting programs, a community or a sponsored child, an application, release forms and a background check will be required. We hope you understand that these steps are necessary to ensure the safety of children and their families and that these measures will not discourage you from visiting our programs. Visits can be truly rewarding and life-changing experiences; please contact our email to learn more firstname.lastname@example.org
Correspondence (For One-to-One Child Sponsors Only)
In our efforts to keep children safe, we also monitor the letters and packages sent to sponsored children. To protect the privacy of all parties, we do not allow children and sponsors to exchange contact information and require that all correspondence be sent through the field office. Please note that correspondence is only available to individual (one-to-one) child sponsors.
As you can understand, we take any breach of these policies very seriously and, in the unfortunate circumstance that one should occur, we will end the sponsorship relationship.
Thank you for joining us in our efforts to keep the children we help safe by respecting our child safety policy.
Does sponsorship allow me to be matched with an actual child?
Individual child sponsors have the opportunity to choose a child (by region, school, gender and/or age) and to communicate with him or her if you so desire. This allows you, as an individual child sponsor, to connect with your sponsored child and to establish a friendship with him or her that will carry a special meaning for both of you.
Lifeline sponsors follow the progress of an “ambassador” child, who represents all of the children in his or her community. In addition to regular updates on IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda’s programs, you and all of the child’s Lifeline sponsors will receive yearly updates about his or her progress and copies of a drawing or letter that the child has created for his or her Lifeline sponsors.
Program sponsors support all of the sponsorship programs in the country of their choice. eProject sponsors support all of our programs in Uganda and receive all of their communications online. While all sponsors receive regular updates about the progress of our programs and stories about the children participating in them, only individual child sponsors are matched with individual children.
How much does sponsorship cost?
For only $25 a month less than a dollar a day you can become a sponsor and help change the lives of children in need in Uganda. We have many child sponsors who have supported us for over 2years and we hope you will too!
How will my sponsorship contribution be spent?
IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda strives to create lasting change for your sponsored child and their community through programs that focus on early childhood development, health and nutrition, as well as primary and secondary education.
IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda has learned that one of the most effective ways of helping children is to combine your sponsorship gifts with those of other sponsors and donors – rather than giving them directly to your sponsored child. This system ensures that children in sponsorship communities, who may never have the opportunity to have a sponsor of their own, will still benefit from IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda sponsorship programs.
You can feel confident that IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda will spend your contributions wisely. In fiscal year 2015, IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda spent 91 percent of all expenditures on program services. Ninety-one percent is an average for all IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda’s programs; the percentage spent in a particular program may vary.
Why should I sponsor with IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda?
IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda has continued to be recognized for their fiscal accountability and programmatic responsibility. IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda has consistently earned the top rating in, Uganda, as one of the most efficient and effective Community Based Organization. Our child sponsorship programs are also accredited by Wakiso local government Uganda.
Are my contributions, tax deductible?
Yes. Please contact your tax advisor with any questions
How long will my sponsorship last?
That’s entirely up to you. Sponsorship is a voluntary, ongoing contribution. Many of our sponsors have supported our work for 4 years or longer and we certainly hope that our relationship with you will be long-term as well.
Can I give a gift sponsorship?
Yes! You are able to share the gift of sponsorship with a loved one or colleague by selecting a sponsorship and entering the gift recipient’s information at the end of the enrollment form. The recipient will soon receive a gift card and welcome package introducing them to IMBIITSAI Ministry Uganda’s family of sponsors.
Who can I contact if I have questions about my sponsorship?
You may email email@example.com , or contact an associate at +256 772513851,