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Why Uganda?

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Uganda is the birth country of E3 Africa's co-founder, Father Robert Aliunzi. When Father Robert came to the U.S. in 2005 he came with the dream of building a school in rural Uganda and as he began brainstorming with Rosalie Weller, the basis for the sponsorship program was founded. Due to Father Robert's connections and understanding of Ugandan life, society and its educational system, E3 Africa was established in Uganda.

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Where is Uganda?

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Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania.

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Is the Ugandan government doing anything to help with education?

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Yes. Although there are exceptions to this rule, the Ugandan government generally provides their children our equivalent of an elementary education. One of the exceptions to this rule is that the provision is only available to four children in any one family in a country where families average 7 children. A secondary education, on the other hand, is fee-based and funding must be obtained by other means.

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How do contributions made to E3 Africa get spent?

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It depends on what area you designate your donation to. We have three funding areas: Sponsorship, Development and the School. The condensed answer is that Sponsorship funding provides a student with an education, room, board and supervision. Development funding covers phone, transportation, supplies, printing, media, professional services, fees and licenses. School funding is to cover the costs for the construction of a secondary school to be operated by E3 Africa. The school will be built in phases. Phase 1 was completed in early 2017 and included the Dr. Susan G. Menking Multi-Purpose Hall. We are currently fundraising for furnishings for the Multi-Purpose Hall and the continuing construction of phase 2, which will include 2 classroom blocks and a chapel! It is very helpful to our organization to receive donations to our general Development Fund. Grants are more readily available for sponsorship and construction which means that we, as a non-profit, must raise our own development funds. We are always grateful for additional help in this area.

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How much of the funds donated for student sponsorships go directly to tuition, room & board?

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All of the sponsorship funds go to tuition, room, board and Ugandan administration. We are one of the few organizations that have native, on-ground coordinators and oversight.

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Do all of the students attend the same school?

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No. As a result of tribal loyalties and potential conflicts, students are sent to 56 different schools throughout rural Uganda. Traveling to pay school fees and check on the progress of E3 Africa students is an extremely time consuming endeavor for our Ugandan Executive Director, Joseph Ambayo, and his team. With the construction of an E3 Africa rurally-based secondary school, the peace and conflict resolution curriculum planned for the school will target the resolution of tribal conflict, beginning with our students.

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Where is E3 Africa's school campus located?

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We currently have 29 acres located in the Moyo district of Northern Uganda just south of the Sudanese border. The land was donated by local villagers with the understanding that a secondary school would be built there.  In early 2017, we completed phase 1 of the school which included the Dr. Susan G. Menking Multi-Purpose Hall and we are now onto phase 2, which includes 2 classroom blocks and a chapel!

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How do children become sponsored by E3 Africa?

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By word of mouth, it has spread throughout Uganda of the wonderous help that E3 Africa is giving to children in need. In order for a child to apply, there is an interview process. Our Ugandan coordinators find out the child's motivation, future plans, family financial need, if the child is currently in school or has been in the past, as well as many other factors. The applications that arise from the interview are then brought before the Sponsorship Committee on the EENU Board of Directors.

Children that have been chosen by the board are then put on a priority list which is communicated to E3 Africa in the United States. Once a sponsor comes forward, a child from the list is assigned to the new sponsor. E3 Africa relays this information back to the Ugandan team who then speaks to the school board at the school that would be attended in order to arrange the care of their education.

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How can I correspond with my sponsored student?

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The relationship you establish with your student is potentially just as valuable as the generous education your sponsored student receives from you! Learning about you and family life in another country may be the spark that ignites their fire or the platform that catapults them into action and greatness! There are currently two ways in which you can correspond with your student:


1) Write a letter (you can include pictures up to 4x6) and mail to: 


E3 Africa

18521 East Queen Creek Road

Suite 105-273

Queen Creek, Arizona 85142


2) Email a letter to Programs@E3Africa.org and it will be forwarded to our Uganda team to distribute to the student. 


Typically it can take as long as 6 weeks for a letter to be delivered to your student and just as long to receive a letter, so patience is required in waiting for a reply. If you do not receive at least two letters each year from your student, please email us at Programs@E3Africa.org