In 2010 NTC began a journey of connection in Gulu, Uganda. We partnered with a children’s home to help support the 16 children in the home at the time, with a desire to eventually start a church. We later realized the country was shutting down children’s homes and trying to establish a foster system within their country. The Ugandan people have a strong family unit and care very much about blood family. Although the system is very broken still, in 2016 we felt that the right move was to help support the children we had been caring for by reestablishing connection with their biological families.
Since that time, we have had a team of people serving these kids on behalf of NTC. This includes the three women who chose to go live in Gulu during this time and through this transition of closing the home – Jenna White, Hannah Castro-Lazano, and Kayla Kesner. Kayla now serves in Gulu long term along with our hired case worker Peter, to continue to care for the kids in a mentorship way and with the families to best care for these youth.
NTC family of churches has committed to continue sponsoring these students up to S4 grade level (which equates to our high school) and then a trade school (2 years). Our desire is to support them to a place of self-sustaining empowerment while walking with them on their journey with financial, spiritual, and practical support.
We are looking forward to starting the 2022-2023 NTC Uganda School Sponsorship year, September 2022 – August 2023!
We are in need of more school sponsors this year, as increasing prices of inflation are also affecting the school costs for tuition and school supplies. We need a total of 34 sponsors for this sponsorship year to send the 15 students we support to school for the year. The school sponsorship commitment will continue to be $30/month per sponsor, with the year running from September 2022 to August 2023 ($360 total for the year). All of your funds will go directly toward these children’s school tuition and requirements.
This is a great opportunity to directly impact the next generation and it would not be possible without the faithful generosity of our school sponsors!
Please prayerfully consider becoming a sponsor and committing to a year of giving. Thank you for your consideration in supporting these children’s futures. Click the link to sign up and we will reach out to you with details for how to best give!
We are always available to answer any questions you might have as well. Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Gulu Team at email@example.com to learn more!