Unified for Uganda's Education Initiative starts here with Sponsorship. U4U partners with the top ranked primary schools in Gulu to ensure the children are receiving the best education possible. The students also begin a relationship with their mentor who stays with them every step of the way, guiding them both at home and at school. Between a quality education and mentoring, U4U students are provided with the best chance for success in school and life.
It is often hard for people to feel a personal connection with the children they sponsor. This is not a problem for Unified for Uganda. It is a part of our mission to create lasting relationships between sponsors and the students they support. These bonds are built by exchanging letters, pictures, and videos. The emotional connections formed motivates the students to do their best and helps the sponsor understand they are making a difference.
Children in our Sponsorship Program are selected by U4U's Ugandan Mentors based on their home life, HIV status, economic situation and an additional 12 vulnerability criteria. U4U identifies the children in most need and provides them with an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty, to show that a sickness they inherited doesn't have to define them, and to dream of a brighter future.