Help to Sponsor A Child for £5 a month…

Through our registered charity UGANDA LODGE COMMUNITY PROJECTS
           Reg No 1150023

Low-cost Education is the key to poverty eradication in Africa.


In 2008 the founders and volunteers staying at UGANDA LODGE in SW Uganda opened an early years education centre called “Ruhanga Development Nursery School” At first there were about 25 children attending each day, but it was soon realised that some parents and carers from the surrounding villages were unable to provide even the most minimal money for school fees. There are few jobs in the area; most adults are simply subsistence farmers, and additionally many families are sheltering orphans alongside their own children.

During 2010 it was suggested we start a basic sponsorship scheme which would enable us to admit even the poorest of children from the surrounding villages. We can do this for just £60 per year for a child and this makes a low cost education available to all children aged between 3 and 16 who live within walking distance of the school. Money collected from sponsorship all goes directly into the school fund and helps to pay for every child’s education, rather than it being given to an individual child or family.

Our aim is not to turn any children away and at the beginning of 2018 we have over 500 village children attending our school. Many already have a sponsor but you can see from the list below we have just taken in a lot of new ones who are still waiting for someone to find them. You can find a Full list of children here.  

Would you help us support one or more of the children featured, by paying towards their school fees? Its just £60 for a whole year or £5 each month?  This will enable us to continue to give all our children a good but affordable education and includes most of the teaching materials they need plus a free daily breakfast.

Please note that some children in Uganda (unlike UK etc) tend to change schools quite frequently, and as we send out ALL of the donations we receive to the school without taking any admin expenses in UK, it is not possible to advise every sponsor if/when their specific child leaves the school. However please be assured that your money is still helping dozens of other new children and you are welcome to contact me personally if you would like an update on a specific child or have your name against a different one.. All sponsors should be receiving my newsletter every few weeks and you can see all he back ones at

You can  Download an Application Form here  and easily set up a standing order online; alternatively please email with any questions

Ann McCarthy and Denis Aheirwe