Our Students Need YOU

In a country that is significantly impacted by poverty, children make up close to 60% of Uganda’s entire population. We seek to help children in the most vulnerable communities break cycles of poverty and reach their full potential through our high-quality educational opportunities.

The cost to support a Rising Star, is only $1/day ($30/month). Costs for scholars vary by student, with different schools and programs.

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Becoming a Supporting Partner

You can make a one-time donation via the button at the top of the page, or choose to support one of our Rising Stars or Scholars below. As a partner, we ask that, in addition to your financial contribution, you commit to three correspondences per calendar year to your aligned student. To help make your relationship more meaningful, we will provide you with templates with suggested information to share with your Star.

Current Rising Stars

The following students are in need of a sponsor like YOU!

Agness A

Agness A

Sex: F
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Green
Future Career: Teacher

Alecia

Alecia

Sex:F
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Pink
Future Career: Pilot

Alston

Alston

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: White
Future Career: Driver

Annociate

Annociate

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Yellow
Future Career: Teacher

Austine

Austine

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Doctor

Christine B

Christine B

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Pink
Future Career: Nurse

Dan

Dan

Sex: M
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Green
Future Career: Priest

Dorothy

Dorothy

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Nurse

Elane

Elane

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Purple
Future Career: Doctor

Elizabeth K

Elizabeth K

Sex: F
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Orange
Future Career: Teacher

Esther K

Esther K

Sex: F
Age: 8
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Nurse

Frank

Frank

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Pilot

Godfrey

Godfrey

Sex: M
Age: 5
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Doctor

Isaac

Isaac

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Engineer

Jackline

Jackline

Sex: F
Age: 8
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Yellow
Future Career: Doctor

John Jason

John Jason

Sex: M
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Green
Future Career: Doctor

John Vicent

John Vicent

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Yellow
Future Career: Pilot

Jonathan M - Sponsored - Thank You!

Jonathan M - Sponsored - Thank You!

Sex: M
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Purple
Future Career: Priest

Joshua Am

Joshua Am

Sex: M
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Driver

Joy A

Joy A

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Pink
Future Career: Doctor

Julian

Julian

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Teacher

Lewin

Lewin

Sex: M
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Pilot

Martha A

Martha A

Sex: F
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Yellow
Future Career: Nurse

Mc Arnold

Mc Arnold

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Blue
Future Career: Lawyer

Moreen

Moreen

Sex: F
Age: 6
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Yellow
Future Career: Doctor

Nervas - Sponsored - Thank You!

Nervas - Sponsored - Thank You!

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Teacher

Norman M

Norman M

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Yellow
Future Career: Lawyer

Raymond

Raymond

Sex: M
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Driver

Ritah A

Ritah A

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Yellow
Future Career: Nurse

Shinah

Shinah

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Doctor

Talent - Sponsored - Thank You!

Talent - Sponsored - Thank You!

Sex: M
Age: 4
Grade: Baby
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Animal: Dog

Treasure A

Treasure A

Sex: F
Age: 7
Grade: Primary 1
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Teacher

Current Scholars

Our scholars are older students with big academic dreams. They need your support to achieve those dreams.

Pearl

Pearl

Sex: F
Age: 14
Grade: Senior 2
Favorite Color: Pink
Future Career: Lawyer

Paulah

Paulah

Sex: F
Age: 16
Grade: Senior 3
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Lawyer

Olivious

Olivious

Sex: M
Age: 18
Grade: Senior 2
Favorite Color: Blue
Future Career: Doctor

Denis

Denis

Sex: M
Age: 19
Grade: Senior 4
Favorite Color: Green
Future Career: Engineer

Obadiah

Obadiah

Sex: M
Age: 19
Grade: Senior 2
Favorite Color: Red
Future Career: Engineer

What Makes Our Rising Stars Program Different?

Rukundo is committed to protecting the dignity of our children and their parents and creating an equitable playing field.

We understand that child sponsorship has significant benefits. Sponsored children stay in school longer and are more likely to secure jobs and be leaders in their communities compared to their non-sponsored peers. In Uganda, sponsored children are 42% more likely to finish secondary education than those not sponsored, and 83% more likely to complete university.*
(*Source: Does International Child Sponsorship Work? New Research Says Yes.)

However, Rukundo International is mindful of the potentially damaging effects of traditional direct child-sponsorship models. These programs often single out vulnerable children, who often already feel insecure, creating an environment of stigma and shame for both students and their parents.

The Rising Stars program was designed to maximize the benefits for every child in our school, whether their parents have the ability to pay school fees or not. Furthermore, our students’ parents are fully aware that the high standards of our school cannot be maintained without outside support, enabling us to set realistic expectations within our community.

To uphold our values, we’ve developed distinct guidelines and communication templates to help you and our students form a genuine, personal connection, opening the door for authentic, cross-cultural learning. Our goal is to promote education and advocacy while helping both parties gain a broader and more diverse understanding of our shared world, rather than creating unfair comparisons for young children in developing countries.

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