Child Headed Family Support
SOA supports child-headed families that are facing difficulties meeting their basic needs such as: school fees, clothing, clean water, housing, basic household supplies, etc.
Child-headed families are homes in which children have assumed the role of parent and child. Parents have died leaving the children with no one to take care of them. The children are forced to survive on their own. We also support families headed by widows or grandmothers taking care of orphans.
If you feel touched by their stories, please consider supporting them in any way you can. You may choose to make a one-time gift to a child-headed household and there is no obligation to continue providing for the family. Alternatively, you may offer to sponsor the family on an ongoing basis. You may also want to pick out one child to sponsor and cater for that child’s educational needs. If you want to send a package to a family, please let us know. However small your gift is, it can make a difference in the life of an individual or the entire family.
Your family may also decide to develop a long-term relationship with a needy family in Uganda. Through this twinning relationship, the two families can share the love, joys, and sorrows experienced in their daily lives. This is an opportunity to engage in solidarity with families in another culture to share the riches of cultural diversity. You and your children will have the opportunity to correspond with children of the Ugandan family.