Northern Uganda covers an area approximately the size of West Virginia. For over 20 years, the region was ravaged by a brutal civil war. The area has been described by UNICEF as “the worst place to be a child.”
You Can Help the Children of Northern Uganda by Sponsoring their Future
We believe that education can empower the children of Africa and transform their Futures.
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Our work depends on your donations. When you donate to TCAF, you're making a personal investment in the life and future of an orphan, former child soldier, or other vulnerable child in Northern Uganda. Your support has a direct and lasting impact.
Brian OmiyaStudent ID # 1216 Support Me
Brian's name means in the Acholi language; 'Rwot omiya' as 'God has given me'. He is 6 years old, and lives with his single mother whom is 35 years old with six children. Brian wants to be a pilot when he grows up.
In a post-conflict region; ravaged by war, affected by HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty, TCAF's mission is to support northern Uganda's most disadvantaged and vulnerable children through the gift of an education.
Nearly a third of the Ugandan population (more than 10 million people) survive on less than a dollar a day.
The UN estimates that 1 million school-age children in Uganda are unable to attend school.
Over 20% of Ugandan primary school children are orphans.
How long will my sponsorship last?
We hope your sponsorship of a specific child will last until the child has completed secondary school. After that, you can choose to sponsor and build a relationship with another child. In cases where a child drops out of school or moves outside the area, the child may be terminated from the program. If this happens, we’ll do our best to let you know as soon as possible. If the child is forced to stop school because of an illness, TCAF will give you the option to continue to support the child and their medical treatment.
Are my contributions tax-deductible?
Absolutely. Today’s Children, Africa’s Future is a 501(c)(3) International Charitable Organization. All contributions are deductible from your federal income tax to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please keep all statements you receive, and consult your tax professional for how to report this contribution on your tax forms.
Does the amount I give go directly to the child I sponsor?
For monthly child sponsorships, yes. If you wish to give an extra amount to your sponsored child for specific needs (e.g., clothing, mosquito nets, household items, birthdays, holidays), contact us and we’ll do our best to arrange it for you. For individual donations (one time or recurring), the amount you give each month does not go to a specific child, but is instead pooled with other donations to benefit the children we serve.