Kafo has several programs
KAFO has three Educational Orphans Programs: Basic Sponsor ships, Scholarships, and Need-based Subsidies. Educational Programs are KAFO’s number one priority. These programs, in particular the Basic Sponsorship program, take precedence over all others. It is our most capital-intensive project and only when educational needs are met do the funds overflow to other projects. KAFO staff handles the distribution of funds. We are careful to ensure that there is no misappropriation of donations. Money goes directly to support children’s needs and never get lost through the hands of officials or middlemen.
Goal To sponsor educational fees for children impacted by AIDS.
Eligibility Children who qualify for the program are those who have at least one HIV positive parent, or parent(s) who has died of AIDS. With a simple test, eligibility can be verified. Our staff members or Volunteers also “spot check” to ensure that only those who are entitled receive sponsorship.
There is no preset number or limit to the number of kids who can be funded, which means that all children that qualify can be sponsored from pre-school to college. By using this approach we hope to discourage “beggars’ mentality” or a competition of poverty among villagers. We aim to preserve the dignity of these children every step of the way.
Funding Commitment and Cost Once a student receives funding, he / she is guaranteed sponsorship for all their years of education.
Funds needed per year to support a student:
A-Nursery Student UGX 960,000(US$210)
A-Primary Student: UGX 920,000 (US$255)
A O-level student UGX 1,058,000 (US$295)
A-level Student UGX 1,500,000 (US$420)
A-Vacational School Student UGX 1,500,000 (US$420)
A-University Student UGX 2,400,000 (US$666)
Merit-based Award Goal To provide incentives for students to excel in school. Cash awards are given each semester to children with the top academic achievements. Eligibility Children who qualify for the program are those who have at least one HIV positive parent, or a parent(s) who has died of AIDS. Funding Commitment and Cost We give out awards to children who excell in their studies. The award amount may vary depending on the availability of funding.
psyco social support
Our social programs are designed to help children with the obstacles that they may face as a result of being impacted by AIDS. They provide a means to monitor their progress, ensure they remain on track, and provide guidance and support in the form of human contact and care that all children need to thrive.