Sponsoring a student’s education through REACH is one of the most rewarding ways you can give.
Since Arlington Junior School opened, REACH’s sponsorship program has matched AJS students with sponsoring families from the US. We are proud that so many of our primary school students pass Uganda’s Primary Learning Exam (PLE) and proceed to secondary and post-secondary education. Attendance in these programs is prohibitively expensive for the students, so we truly appreciate your help in supporting their opportunities and future successes.
Sponsors are needed at all levels! See below for more information.
Sponsorship is a unique gift of donating that offers an inspiring one-on-one connection with a student in Uganda. When donors become sponsors, they can form a lifelong bond that inspires and transforms an entire community. Over the years, sponsors have witnessed their growth and educational success as the student advances through primary, secondary, and tertiary education.
Yes! You will be matched with a student in one of our academic programs in Uganda. Students and their sponsors exchange letters throughout the year and sponsors can also visit the student and the community in Uganda through our annual trip or by going as a volunteer.
Our experience has taught us that the most effective way to help our students is by pooling sponsor contributions to fund education and health programs for your student and other students in our program. This enables your contribution to be tax-deductible and ensures that our transformative educational mission reaches as many students as possible - students in our school who may never have the opportunity to have a sponsor of their own will still benefit from your support and our programs.
Sponsorships are annual and can be renewed until your sponsored child graduates from tertiary studies. A sponsor can withdraw their support at any time at their discretion.
"We want our people in Uganda to see that this is their project. They need to own it, embrace it, be invested in it. That is why it is necessary for each of our people to make a financial contribution -- whatever their resources are. They will be more invested in the REACH's success when they know their support is critical to its success. If they see it as an American organization, they will have no vested interest in its success and no input in its direction. Their financial contribution makes them know they are part of this transformational process."
John Wanda, Co-founder
What was most memorable during my time volunteering was meeting each of my sponsored students and their family.