"And I will restore to you says the Lord" - Joel 2:25
Once you select a student to sponsor, we attempt to establish a relationship between you and the student immediately.
We request that you send us a picture of yourself and an introductory letter so that your and your student can begin a relationship. Our goal is that over time, pictures and letters will be exchanged.
We require all students in Secondary School and some in upper Primary grades to write 2 to 3 letters a year to their sponsor to stay connected.
If desired, you will have the opportunity to purchase gift(s) for your student when we travel to Uganda once a year.
You also have the opportunity to sponsor your student all the way through the highest levels of education.
Uganda schools operate on a trimester basis with classes beginning in January, May, and September. Restoration Uganda sends the sponsorship money to Uganda three times a year at the beginning of these semesters. Assuming that you select a standard primary student, your initial sponsorship commitment will be $25 per month. To simplify bookkeeping, we request that sponsors donate a 4-month gift ($100) sometime in the month of April, August, and December. Of course, you can always send a monthly check or even pay a year in advance. You choose whichever option is best for you. On our end, we need 4-months available by the beginning of each term. Don't worry, we will send you reminder emails or phone calls if you forget. The best part is that 100% of sponsor donations are wire-transferred to Uganda. You read that correctly. We keep nothing for operating expenses. Restoration Uganda is served completely by non-paid volunteers and our operating expense budget is funded separately from sponsor donations.
Many of our sponsors find it easier to donate once a month. We offer an optional program that will enable you to give automatically from your checking account to Restoration Uganda at no expense to you. Your monthly automatic donations are still tax deductible, and we will send you a record of your giving at the end of each year.
SECONDARY AND UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Our school currently offers only pre-primary and primary grades. Upon completion of Primary 7, the students take the national test and then can move into Secondary School. Once your child graduates from Restoration Assembly, you will be given the opportunity to continue your sponsored child's secondary education for about an extra $8 per month.
BOARDING SCHOOL OPTION
In Uganda, the best opportunity for education is for students to attend boarding school. Almost every school offers this option, which includes housing, uniforms, meals, and a controlled environment for studies. Students are picked up by the school to live on campus for 3 months during each term, before returning home for the break. As you might expect, the cost of boarding school is considerably higher.
RESTORATION BOARDING SCHOOL
In 2016, we began a boarding school for a small number of students in our primary school. For $62.50 per month, these students are living in a compound adjacent to the church and school. They are a part of the Restoration Church family and are being discipled in their faith while excelling in academics. Many of these students were living in homes where the poverty level was unspeakable.
SECONDARY BOARDING SCHOOL
Each year, our school administrator recommends a smaller percentage of students for boarding section. These students are those who have the highest academic performance and the poorest living conditions. The total cost of sponsorship for a Secondary Boarding student is $75 per month. Today, over 20 students are being sponsored through Restoration Uganda in Secondary Boarding School.
Students in Restoration Uganda are required to give a serious effort towards their education. On a few occasions, we have had to replace students who moved away from Nakulabye or were not were not giving a solid effort in school. Additionally, sponsors often find themselves unable to continue their commitment, for various reasons. Each time this happens, the student continues in school while we attempt to find another sponsor to support them. If you decide to discontinue your sponsorship, we only request that you give us one term's notice (or as much as possible) so we can attempt to find another sponsor.