Sponsor a Child
Frequently Asked Question on Sponsorship
How much does sponsorship cost?
Sponsorship is $40 per month. Alternatively,you can pay $480 annually.
Are sponsorship payments tax deductible?
Yes, sponsorship payments are tax deductible through IGF's partnership with Global Development Group.
How is the money spent?
Sponsorship funds are used to fund our primary education program, vocational training program, health care activities, clean water projects and other community initiatives. The funds are not provided directly to each child, but rather are used to provide the programs that your sponsored child can benefit from.
Can I visit my child?
Visitors are welcome to come (subject to terms and conditions) for a ten day visit to meet your child and learn more about this precious Acholi tribe. The children and staff are greatly encouraged by your love and effort. Avoid school holidays: May, September and mid-November to the end of January. All visitors will be required to pay their own way, including money to cover the costs of food and lodging while staying at IGF ($35 per person per day will cover accommodation and board).
Can I write or send a gift to my child?
Yes, you are encouraged to write or send small gifts to your child.
Types of Gifts You Can SendGood gifts are books, t-shirts, underwear, small FM radios, pens, soap, toothbrushes or balls. But, please, no jewelry, short dresses or girls' slacks. You are encouraged to send items in sets of 4 so that they can be shared with children who are not sponsored.
Cash Donations For ChildrenIGF will NOT accept cash donations for individual children or families. Please do NOT send money to IGF for purchasing gifts for your child on your behalf, as this becomes a burden on our administration and staff. Thank you for your understanding.
Gifts should be addressed to:Attention: Sponsorship Dept, PO Box 40. Kitgum. Uganda. East Africa. IMPORTANT: Please include the name(s) and child code number of your child.
Do you have more than one sponsor per child?
No, our policy is to have only one sponsor per child.
What happens if I'm sponsoring a child and I can no longer afford to make payments?
Don't worry, we understand that your financial situation can change and we are here to help. We appreciate that the bond between a sponsor and their child is significant and we can place your sponsorship on hold for a period to help you recover. Of course, you can terminate your sponsorship at any time if you no longer wish to continue sponsoring your child.