What it takes to mentor a child in northern Uganda:
The Mentor Program consists of three highly qualified Ugandans dedicated to improving the lives of the children in our programs. In order to complete this job, the mentors require salaries, transportation, office rent, internet and office supplies. Any amount donated will help provide these essentials.
A Teacher, Role Model, and Friend
Each child supported in U4U's Sponsorship and Scholarship Programs is assigned a mentor from the moment they enter the program. The mentor's job is to ensure the academic, social, physical and emotional well-being of the child. The mentors perform frequent home visits to check on the child's living conditions. They also conduct school visits where they meet with the child's teachers and classmates to monitor behavior and academic performance. This is necessary because most of U4U's supported students face challenges such as HIV, single/no-parent homes, and poverty. Having a mentor who genuinely cares about their well-being can make all the difference in their life.
A Different Approach to Education
Because U4U strives to improve the lives of the most destitute children of northern Uganda, we realize it takes more than simply paying school fees. U4U focuses on investing in the whole child instead of only their academic success. This is where mentorship plays such a crucial role. The Mentorship Program is designed to guide the child in all areas of life and help them become a well respected, contributing member of their community and nation.