Help for Kids in Uganda

I am visiting Uganda and  I found out the amazing work that 22STARS foundation does for children and their families in Uganda. I wanted to be part of this initiative. 22STARS supports more than 150 children living in extreme poverty in Uganda and sends them to school.

In order to make an impact, I would like to collect money that will help these kids and their families. Thes are some of the things what we can get:

3 bed Bunk Bed (super handy for the families): 80 USD
Mattress: 18 USD
Blanket: 5 USD.
Mosquito net: 6 USD. (Malaria is endemic)
School uniform: 10 USD
School fees incl school uniform 65 USD for 1 term
High school fees for 1 term: 175 USD
Pencils: 5 USD
20 kilo of beans 18 USD.

If you would like to sponsor a specific child long-term, don’t hesitate to check out the profiles of the kids on the 22STARS KIDS website

Education is the best way to fight poverty and disease.
(screenshot from 22STARS KIDS website)

Why do the children in Uganda need your support?

Twenty years of civil war took a heavy toll on children. The parents from the 22STARS kids in the Acholi Quarter slum fled during the war with the LRA and Joseph Kony from Northern Uganda to Kampala to seek refuge. They ended up living in a slum area centered around several stone quarries. Even kids as young as 3 years old are crashing stones to earn money for food. Although there is peace now in Uganda, the battle against poverty in the Acholi Quarters continues.

22STARS enlarged their project to the Danida slum, one of the poorest areas of Jinja in Eastern Uganda, which has been affected a lot by drought and food scarcity. The parents of most of our kids in the Danida slum and Acholi Quarter slum are illiterate, traumatized, HIV positive, became pregnant at a very young age, and have to care for a large family. Many of the kids lost one of their parents or even both and are taken care of by an aunt or uncle.

We want a better future for those children and their communities and for that they need education. Once they are doctors, engineers, teachers and so forth they will become change- makers and able to give back to their community.

What happens to your money?

I am now in Uganda and all money collected will go directly to the 22STARS Foundation . The Founder Stella Airoldi is regularly in Uganda to make together with the project managers the payments for the children. She will report back to me how the money has been spent.

Everything is done in a very transparent way and on the website, you can also see their annual financial reports.  I am personally visiting their projects and meeting the kids and families they help, it is just amazing what they are doing and deserve our support.

  • lorelvy hurtado 
    • $500 
    • 63 mos
  • Pablo Cerqueira 
    • $100 
    • 63 mos
  • Jelena Urosevic 
    • $50 
    • 63 mos
  • Gregoria Guirado 
    • $50 
    • 63 mos
  • Matilde Eced 
    • $200 
    • 63 mos
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Antonio Cerqueira 
Philadelphia, PA

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