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FAQ'S

What exactly does sponsorship include?


Sponsorship includes a private quality education for your child, free medical
care for the entire family, access to unlimited clean water and 2-3 nutritious
meals a day. The family also receives a range of benefits, including an
opportunity to attend education/training days.




What does my sponsor child receive when they are first sponsored?


Within the first week of sponsoring your child, they will receive a sponsor
starter pack. This includes a mattress, mosquito net, blanket and enrolment
into our private school. They also go on a waiting list to receive their very own
goat. You will receive an email with photos of your child receiving their
sponsor starter pack.




Does the family of my sponsor child benefit?


LCF is very passionate about including the entire family in the sponsor
journey. When a child is sponsored, the entire family are able to receive free
medical care! The family is provided with seeds and fertiliser to grow their own
crops and receive an income for their family. LCF runs training days for
parents which includes education on modern farming, family planning,
nutrition, sanitation and hygiene. Although we only allow 1 child per family to be
sponsored, the entire family benefits in a range of different ways!




How long should my sponsorship last?


Sponsorship is a lifelong commitment. LCF emphasises the importance of
putting children through high school, university and supporting them when
they one day have their own family. This is the only way we will make real
change, to ensure that our children receive a quality education, acquire a job
and sustain a stable income. This is how the cycle of poverty will we broken.




Why are there two different prices for sponsorship?


There are two prices that you can choose between for sponsorship - $42 a
month or $62 a month. $42 a month includes enrolment into our private
school, medical care, access to unlimited water and 2 meals a day. $62 a
month includes boarding at our private school, medical care, access to
unlimited water and 3 meals a day.




What are the benefits of paying the extra $20 a month ($62) for boarding?


Placing a child in boarding provides them with so many opportunities to strive
and thrive! What the boarders receive is not just a roof over their head, but a
bed, 3 nutritious meals a day, love and support, extra study time with teachers
and companionship. Boarders also avoid the 5-10km walk to and from school
each day. Our youngest boarders at school are just 3 years old. Although this
seems too young, these children receive more adequate care and their
families are very happy to have them in boarding. The boarding living
conditions are better than most of the homes these children come from, in fact
some refuse to go home for holidays.




Can I send gifts and letters to my sponsor child?


You are welcome to send as many letters and/or gifts as you like. If you would
like to post a letter or gift, please allow approximately 6-8 weeks prior to a
birthday or Christmas. Postage is expensive, so we advise to send light
weight things such as clothes, stickers, books, stationary etc.
Better yet, we recommend you transfer money into the LCF account and contact us to
purchase a gift for your child in Uganda. You will then receive photos of your
child with their gifts. If you wish to direct deposit into LCF account please contact us for our bank details.




What happens if I am no longer able to continue to sponsor my child?


We will immediately start looking for a new sponsor for your child. If you can,
please give us notice to prevent us having to pull your child out of school
before finding another sponsor (if we are successful in finding another
sponsor). If we do not have success finding another sponsor, unfortunately
your child will be taken out of school and removed from the LCF program. But
please know we appreciate the support you have provided to LCF and your
sponsor child!




How can I communicate with my sponsor child?


You are welcome to write letters to your sponsor child as often as you like.
Letters can be posted directly to your child, however please allow 6-8 weeks
for delivery.
Post to the following address:
(child’s full name)
Life Charity Focus Uganda
Po Box 31
Budaka
UGANDA You are also welcome to email through your letter to lifecharityfocus@hotmail.com if
this is an easier option for you. CEO Anna visits Uganda annually and your welcome
to arrange a call or facetime via facebook with your sponsor child. Please follow our
facebook page ‘Life Charity Focus Uganda’ to keep up with when Anna will be
visiting Uganda.




Can I visit LCF and meet my sponsored child?


We love visitors! You are more than welcome to come and visit us here at
LCF. If you would like to visit us please get in contact on
lifecharityfocus@hotmail.com. You will get the chance to see the running of
the school, and of course most importantly, you will be able to spend time with
your sponsored child and visit your child’s family in the village.




Does the CEO/founder get paid out of the sponsorship fee?


Our CEO and founder do not get paid to do the work they are doing for LCF!




Where does the sponsorship money go?


$1 a month out of your sponsorship fees is used for the international transfer
fee (that is just $12 a year that does not reach your child!!!). NO
administration costs are taken out of your money. All staff in Australia
volunteer and we are committed to fundraising each year to pay for staff’s
wages in Uganda. Some of our staff in Uganda are also sponsored! We
understand that people may be sceptical, but please know, we are very
passionate about ensuring your child receives the whole sponsorship amount!




Can I volunteer to help in Australia?


Our team is always looking for motivated people to help us fundraise for our
Ugandan family! Everyone on our team is a volunteer who is passionate about
helping our beautiful children and their families. We do not have any specific
‘positions’ to fill, however we have ongoing projects that we always need help
with!! If you are creative and have ideas of how you can help, please get in
touch! We are ALWAYS open to fundraising ideas and would be happy for
you to help us raise funds.




Are sponsorship fees and donations tax deductible?


LCF is a registered charity and all fees and donations are fully tax deductible. You will
receive a tax invoice via email at the end of each financial year.




What happens when my child reaches high school?


Our LCF school goes from baby class to grade 7. When your child graduates
from our school in grade 7, we do research and look into what high school will
best suit your child. We currently have 3 private high schools we engage with,
where our high school sponsor students attend. Your sponsorship fee remains
the same, however we do recommend you upgrade to the boarding option of
$62 a month due to the amount of extra study time and sport requirements.
When your child is at high school, we do regular visits and also ask your child
to visit the LCF office on a regular basis.





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