Above are faces of poverty, sadness, and the difficult reality for millions of children in Uganda.
At Dream Nursery and Primary School, we change tears to smiles by offering a free education from Pre-K through 6th Grade, two meals a day, clothing and uniforms, fresh clean water, loving and nurturing relationships, and a safe space to AIDS orphans, children of prisoners, and other disadvantaged children who previously had no hope for a healthy and happy future.
We do this through sponsorships of our children, and kind donations from others for the buildings we continue to build at our school. (Still a construction site until we can complete all of them!)
Then please send a friend request to Ron via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/katongole.ronald.56 (Last names are mentioned first in Uganda, so you will see his page as “Katongole Ronald.”)
Please look at all the photos of our wonderful children in need, choose one or more, contact Ron, and change a deserving child’s life. You will simply need to send funds to Ron for your child via MoneyGram at a local kiosk, or via the MoneyGram website online. Once sent, simply contact Ron with the amount and the MoneyGram reference number for the transaction so he may pick up the funds.
100% of your donation goes to the children, as we are all volunteers.
Again, as explained earlier on this website, we now do this strictly from LOVE, so donations are not tax deductible.
As for sending letters or items to your child, unfortunately the cost of sending packages is astronomical - funds that could be used for things in Uganda instead. Then there is the reality that letters and packages can take up to six months to arrive, if at all, due to all the nuances of sending to a third world country.
For those reasons it is recommended sponsors please simply send funds with instructions for gifts to be purchased in Africa, (which also helps the local economy!), and emailing or scanning letters to our manager Ron at the school to be printed out there for the children. Thank you. (Our children are learning both Lugandan and English, so over time they will easily be able to communicate with you in English!)
Please understand choosing to sponsor is adding a child to your own family. It is at a minimum for their entire time at our school, and ideally for life with continued love and help when needed once they further their education and ultimately go out in the world. A little goes such a long way in Uganda.
Thank you for helping in this way. You are literally saving lives, and we look forward to welcoming you to our dream family!
With Love, All of Us ♥♥♥