Children’s Welfare & Education

Children in Uganda have the opportunity to embark on their educational journey at the age of seven when they begin attending primary school. The government generously covers the primary school fees, but unfortunately, there are numerous additional expenses that fall upon the shoulders of parents and guardians. The costs of school uniforms, pens, shoes, and books can be quite burdensome, resulting in a significant number of children being unable to access the education they deserve. However, in an effort to bridge this gap and ensure that vulnerable children can receive the education they need, our organization has established an annual “Back to School” program.

Through our “Back to School” program, we aim to provide these essential supplies to disadvantaged children, ensuring that they can fully participate in their educational journey. By addressing the financial challenges associated with acquiring school uniforms, pens, shoes, and books, we remove the barriers that prevent many children from attending school. We firmly believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future, and every child, regardless of their socioeconomic background, deserves the opportunity to learn and grow.

But our efforts don’t stop at the primary school level. Secondary school education is equally crucial in empowering children and opening doors of opportunity. In Uganda, children between the ages of 12 and 18 can attend secondary school, but unfortunately, this comes at a cost to their families. School fees become a significant obstacle for many parents, making it difficult for them to provide their children with a secondary education.

Recognizing the importance of secondary education and the financial challenges faced by families, the Murphy Charitable Foundation has launched an ambitious Education Project in Uganda. Through this project, we provide financial assistance to cover the school fees of secondary school students. By alleviating the financial burden on parents and guardians, we enable their children to pursue higher levels of learning without sacrificing their dreams due to economic constraints.

Additionally, we are proud to announce that the Murphy Charitable Foundation Uganda also sponsors individual children as part of our comprehensive efforts. Through an annual donation of $300, sponsors not only contribute to providing school supplies but also address the basic needs of these children. This includes essentials such as food, school uniforms, and a health care card that grants access to vital medical services. Many of the children we support are orphans or semi-orphans, while others come from families living in impoverished conditions. By sponsoring a child, individuals have the unique opportunity to develop a personal connection with the child through regular correspondence and photographs, creating a bond that transcends distance.

We firmly believe that education and sponsorship are powerful tools in breaking the cycle of poverty in Uganda. By investing in the education of these children and meeting their basic needs, we empower them to rise above their circumstances and create a better future for themselves and their communities. The impact of education extends far beyond the classroom, shaping individuals into confident and capable members of society. It is through the collective efforts of our donors and supporters that we can make a significant difference in the lives of these deserving children.

Whether through our impactful “Back to School” campaign or our transformative “Sponsor a Child” program, every donation we receive is utilized wisely to help children in need. The funds directly contribute to ensuring that children no longer have to stay at home and work to support their families, but instead can enjoy their childhood and focus on their education. The ripple effect of this support is profound, as these children grow up to become agents of change, breaking free from the constraints of poverty and paving the way for a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

We invite you to join us in our mission to provide quality education and support to the children of Uganda. Together, we can make a lasting impact and empower these young minds to overcome adversity and achieve their dreams.