Apollo Birungi

Suggested Donation: $32.00 / month

Age: 4 years old
Gender: Boy
Country: Uganda
Center: Upendo

 every month

Apollo is a sweet young boy who lives with his aunt and two siblings in Uganda. Apollo and his siblings have no contact with their parents. His Aunt has been raising the children and working as a laborer to provide for them. Despite her best efforts, she is unable to financially take care of the children, and they have been removed from school due to the school fees. Apollo loves playing soccer and dodge-ball with his friends. By sponsoring Apollo, he will receive Biblical training, education, and nutritious meals. More importantly, he will get mentoring and guidance as he learns about his heavenly father who will never leave him.

 

Upendo Christian Academy

The Upendo Christian Academy is an orphanage where children live and grow as disciple of Christ. The center staff mentor children in various ways, including help with homework, career guidance and discipleship. Children are served wholesome meals each week to help them grow physically. Special gifts are given to the children throughout the year and during Christmas time. Medical care is available children struggling with health issues. The center staff focuses primarily on the spiritual growth of the children through biblical teaching and times of prayer.

Uganda is a landlocked country in Africa. The majority of the population is Christian and there are a large number of Muslims. Witchcraft and animism are still believed and practiced in certain areas as well. Poverty is rampant throughout the country as well as a lack of education. Sickness and disease are prevalent and many lack the means to receive medical treatment. Often children suffer from malnutrition. Many struggle with drug use and alcoholism. It’s common for families to be torn apart due to divorce and separation.