Bushikori Christian Centre - Australian Support Committee -

In the eyes of the child you sponsor, you play an important part in their life, your monthly support enables your sponsor child to attend school, maintains good health and helps them to have a future and a hope, your participation through letters and cards can inspire and encourage them.

It's amazing how messages of hope can boost children's self-esteem and motivate them to realise their potential. Although many are orphans, sponsors do not adopt children; our goal is to not only rescue children from vulnerable and devastating situations but also help rebuild the nation of Uganda by raising up strong, educated and confident young men and women.


Sending large parcels by post is not cheap so we suggest when possible donating money through the committee to buy the same gift in Uganda. 

If you do choose to send a personal package to your child the following suggestions may be helpful... 

Uganda is not a western country and has different cultural standards to Australia, females (especially from rural areas) do not wear singlet tops, jewellery, nail polish and little or no makeup.  Sending underwear and clothing is good but make sure you consider age/sizing as children are often small for their age.  Children's Bibles, writing books, pens and pencils will always be well received. Please consider the environment with your packaging as there is no garbage collection and rubbish needs to be burnt. Sending gifts in reusable bags are a great

As a rule boys are sports mad and love soccer 
but be conscious that if sending an inflatable 
ball they will also require a needle and pump. 
Sheets of stickers fit in an envelope and are great fun for younger kids.

Putting a current photo of you or your family in any letters or parcels is highly recommended.

Please do not post gifts to our Australian PO Box


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Additional welfare needs can be met by sponsors when desired.  Purchasing a goat, cow or chickens to supplement subsistence farming or purchasing a bike to make traveling long distances to school easier are options desired by some sponsors.

Each child is different and if you would like to discuss what more you might be able to do for your child please contact us for specific information

Alternatively you can organise a welfare gift to be purchased for your child. Please contact us first so that we can ask the staff in Uganda what the particular needs of your child are and we will get back to you with the cost. Welfare items are usually foam mattresses, sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, clothes, shoes or food parcels.

We ask that sponsors also consider donating a small amount into the Gift & Welfare Pool which provides welfare to other needy children.

Please note child sponsorship and all donations are tax deductable

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