In Uganda, over a third of its population live in extreme poverty, meaning they live on less than USD $1.90 a day.
Over the past few decades Uganda has been torn apart by civil war and the spread of HIV. Today, Uganda is still home to about 1 million AIDS orphans.
Children are often the greatest victims of poverty and live in desperate conditions. But it is these children who hold the potential to break the cycle of deprivation for future generations.
Independent research shows that Compassion’s Child Sponsorship programme is life-changing. Compared to their peers, Compassion-sponsored children are more likely to stay in school for longer, find salaried jobs and grow to become leaders in their communities and churches.
By sponsoring children in the same region, we believe we can see the nation of Uganda changed. By sponsoring a child, you change a family. If we sponsor children in the same area, we change a community. Change enough communities, we can impact a region. Impact enough regions, we can bring change to a nation.
Across Hillsong church globally and through our conference we have been able to sponsor 70,000 children worldwide. We currently work with Compassion to sponsor children in 80 projects in Western and Eastern Uganda, which is having a significant social and economic impact in these areas.
Since our Uganda partnership with Compassion began in 2002, we have sponsored 7,722 children through our church in the UK. Today, some 3,800 people in Hillsong UK are actively sponsoring children.
Join us by sponsoring a child today in one of the Compassion projects supported by Hillsong Church. By each of us playing our part, we can change the world.