Uganda is a land of contrasts. On the one hand, it is a country that highly values education.Donate to Our Child Development Program
Sixty Feet’s child sponsorship program provides opportunities for education while children are in the Remand Homes and prison. Additionally, Sixty Feet sponsors many children who have been reunited with their families, but need additional support to remain home and out of contact with the law.
We provide school fees, uniforms, and requirements on a sliding scale basis. For children who have been reunited with their families, every family is expected to pay something towards their child’s education, no matter how small. Parents, guardians, and caretakers want to feel the dignity of providing for those in their care. We follow-up with all our sponsored children and families on a regular basis to ensure progress in school, provide opportunities for discipleship and counseling, and monitor health.
Sixty Feet also supports 12 special needs children from the government reception centre. These children attend boarding school and Sixty Feet provides for all their fees, medical care, and more. These children are thriving and one has even recently joined a shoe-making school!
“Education, health care, and intact families are three of the most important indicators of extreme poverty. It is the breakdown of these things which lead many children, who may have broken no law, to find themselves in the prison and remand home system we serve. One of Sixty Feet’s most important interventions is placing children and teens in school – and following up with them on a regular basis to ensure success.”
John Houchens, Executive Director of Sixty Feet