Okoa Sponsorship

Okoa cares for two categories of sponsored children. The first kind are Residential. This means that they live at Okoa full time. Okoa is family and Okoa is home. The second kind are community kids. They live in their homes, but are sponsored by Okoa's Community Empowerment Program. 

CORRESPONDENCE

Sponsors will hear from their child at least once every quarter. Letters will be sent to the email address provided (so make sure it's correct!) and often include photos and drawings from the child. Sponsors are also encouraged to write letters to their child. Letters should be emailed to sponsorship@okoarefuge.org. 

VISITING

Okoa encourages all sponsors to come and visit their children! Visits occur during Okoa mission trips and so be sure to check out trip dates! If you happen to be in country for any other reason, please send an email to sponsorship@okoarefuge.org for details on what the process would be to see your child.

GIFTS

Every child loves receiving gifts and the Okoa kids are no different!

  • Suggested gifts for younger children include: dolls, clothes, balls, bubbles, chalk or coloring books.
  • Suggested gifts for older kids include: clothes, hoodies, ball caps, art paper, or journals.

An online gift store is coming soon!


Residential Program

These children receive everything they need from Okoa. This includes love, housing, meals, medical care, daily needs, mentoring and education. Okoa works diligently to find families for these children, but sometimes it is not possible. For those children, Okoa is and always will be "home."

Program Fees

In order to provide excellent care for the children, Okoa needs at least $150/mo per child. For anyone who is unable to sponsor at that amount, fees have been divided into $25 increments. Please note that "full" sponsorship is $150. Unless a sponsor is the first to sign up and donates at the level of $150, the child might have multiple sponsors.

Children with an asterisk (*) require specialized medical care. Their sponsorship fees are $250/mo.

Sponsorship fees received above and beyond a child's set amount will be used to cover the cost of unsponsored kids.

Note: To become a monthly sponsor, be sure to select the 'Create Recurring Transaction?" box when you are entering your payment information - that will ensure that you are setting up a recurring child sponsorship rather than a one-time gift to the program.

  BABIRYE MARTHA    Birthday:  December 3, 2010  Grade:  Primary 2

BABIRYE MARTHA

Birthday: December 3, 2010
Grade: Primary 2

  BLESSING    Birthday:  Unknown  Grade:  Not yet in school

BLESSING

Birthday: Unknown
Grade: Not yet in school

  CLINTON*    Birthday:  August 6, 2008  Grade:  Primary 2

CLINTON*

Birthday: August 6, 2008
Grade: Primary 2

  DOUGLAS    Birthday:  February 26, 2011  Grade:  Primary 1

DOUGLAS

Birthday: February 26, 2011
Grade: Primary 1

  IRENE    Birthday:  November 4, 2003  Grade:  Primary 7

IRENE

Birthday: November 4, 2003
Grade: Primary 7

  JESSE    Birthday:  May 30, 2018  Grade:  Not yet in school

JESSE

Birthday: May 30, 2018
Grade: Not yet in school

  KAMOGA ISAAC    Birthday:  June 15, 2005  Grade:  Primary 7

KAMOGA ISAAC

Birthday: June 15, 2005
Grade: Primary 7

  NALWOGA CATHERINE    Birthday:  October 17, 2007  Grade:  Primary 4

NALWOGA CATHERINE

Birthday: October 17, 2007
Grade: Primary 4

  QUEEN    Birthday:  March 6, 2007  Grade:  Primary 4

QUEEN

Birthday: March 6, 2007
Grade: Primary 4

  ROVISAH    Birthday:  Sept. 22, 2009  Grade:  Primary 3

ROVISAH

Birthday: Sept. 22, 2009
Grade: Primary 3

  SOLOMON    Birthday:  April 25, 2012  Grade:  Middle Class

SOLOMON

Birthday: April 25, 2012
Grade: Middle Class

  BETTY    Birthday:  February 14, 2000  Grade:  Senior 2

BETTY

Birthday: February 14, 2000
Grade: Senior 2

  CATE*    Birthday:  February 7, 2006  Grade:  Primary 6

CATE*

Birthday: February 7, 2006
Grade: Primary 6

  DAPHNE    Birthday:  July 25, 2011  Grade:  Top Class

DAPHNE

Birthday: July 25, 2011
Grade: Top Class

  FAITH    Birthday:  January 24, 2018  Grade:  Not yet in school

FAITH

Birthday: January 24, 2018
Grade: Not yet in school

  JEMIMAH*    Birthday:   Grade:  Not yet in school

JEMIMAH*

Birthday:
Grade: Not yet in school

  JOSEPHINE    Birthday: Grade:  Baby Class

JOSEPHINE

Birthday:
Grade: 
Baby Class

  LUBEGA*    Birthday:  July 15, 2008  Grade:  Primary 2

LUBEGA*

Birthday: July 15, 2008
Grade: Primary 2

  NEHEMIAH    Birthday:  Unknown  Grade:  Not yet in school

NEHEMIAH

Birthday: Unknown
Grade: Not yet in school

  RANIA    Birthday:  April 24, 2018  Grade:  Not yet in school

RANIA

Birthday: April 24, 2018
Grade: Not yet in school

  SHALWA*    Birthday:  August 14, 2011  Grade:  Top Class

SHALWA*

Birthday: August 14, 2011
Grade: Top Class

  STUART    Birthday:  June 8, 2005  Grade:  Primary 6

STUART

Birthday: June 8, 2005
Grade: Primary 6

  VICTOR*    Birthday:  February 13, 2017  Grade:  Not yet in school

VICTOR*

Birthday: February 13, 2017
Grade: Not yet in school

  BISILIKIRWA IRENE    Birthday:  May 6, 2008  Grade:  Primary 2

BISILIKIRWA IRENE

Birthday: May 6, 2008
Grade: Primary 2

  CHANCELINE    Birthday:  June 26, 2007  Grade:  Primary 6

CHANCELINE

Birthday: June 26, 2007
Grade: Primary 6

  DIVINA    Birthday:  July 5, 2008  Grade:  Primary 3

DIVINA

Birthday: July 5, 2008
Grade: Primary 3

  GIFT    Birthday:  July 10, 2008  Grade:  Primary 4

GIFT

Birthday: July 10, 2008
Grade: Primary 4

  JEREMIAH    Birthday:  February 2, 2003  Grade:  Primary 7

JEREMIAH

Birthday: February 2, 2003
Grade: Primary 7

  JUNIOR    Birthday:  January 16, 2017  Grade:  Not yet in school

JUNIOR

Birthday: January 16, 2017
Grade: Not yet in school

  MWESIGWA    Birthday:  July 3, 2009  Grade:  Primary 1

MWESIGWA

Birthday: July 3, 2009
Grade: Primary 1

  PETER*    Birthday:  March 30, 2016  Grade:  Not yet in school

PETER*

Birthday: March 30, 2016
Grade: Not yet in school

  RONALD    Birthday:  April 11, 2008  Grade:  Primary 3

RONALD

Birthday: April 11, 2008
Grade: Primary 3

  SIFA    Birthday:  May 21, 2006  Grade:  Primary 7

SIFA

Birthday: May 21, 2006
Grade: Primary 7

  TEOPISTA    Birthday:  December 23, 2016  Grade:  Not yet in school

TEOPISTA

Birthday: December 23, 2016
Grade: Not yet in school


community empowerment program

The CEP focuses on keeping children in healthy families and preparing them for the future. Okoa provides one healthy meal per day, mentoring, counseling, medical care and education.

Program Fees

Okoa needs at least $50/mo per primary student enrolled in our empowerment program. Students to advance on to secondary school, require $100/mo in order to cover higher school fee prices. For anyone who is unable to sponsor at that amount, fees have been divided into $25 increments. Please note that "full" sponsorship is either $50 or $100. Unless a sponsor is the first to sign up and donates at the level of $50/$100, the child might have multiple sponsors.

Sponsorship fees received above and beyond a child's set amount will be used to cover the cost of unsponsored kids.

Note: To become a monthly sponsor, be sure to select the 'Create Recurring Transaction?" box when you are entering your payment information - that will ensure that you are setting up a recurring child sponsorship rather than a one-time gift to the program.

  ANDREW    Birthday:  June 11, 2006  Grade:  Primary 5

ANDREW

Birthday: June 11, 2006
Grade: Primary 5

  FRANK    Birthday:  May 29, 2007  Grade:  Primary 1

FRANK

Birthday: May 29, 2007
Grade: Primary 1

  JOHN MARVIN    Birthday:  December 1, 2010  Grade:  Primary 2

JOHN MARVIN

Birthday: December 1, 2010
Grade: Primary 2

  PAMELA    Birthday:  July 30, 2007  Grade:  Primary 5

PAMELA

Birthday: July 30, 2007
Grade: Primary 5

  ROSEO    Birthday:  August 30, 2009  Grade:  Primary 2

ROSEO

Birthday: August 30, 2009
Grade: Primary 2

  VANISHA    Birthday:  Sept. 24, 2010  Grade:  Primary 2

VANISHA

Birthday: Sept. 24, 2010
Grade: Primary 2

  ANGEL    Birthday:  August 22, 2010  Grade:  Primary 1

ANGEL

Birthday: August 22, 2010
Grade: Primary 1

  GLORIA    Birthday:  Sept. 27, 2004  Grade:  Senior 1

GLORIA

Birthday: Sept. 27, 2004
Grade: Senior 1

  JIMMY    Birthday:  July 24, 2010  Grade:  Primary 3

JIMMY

Birthday: July 24, 2010
Grade: Primary 3

  PRISCA    Birthday:  September 3, 2010  Grade:  Primary 2

PRISCA

Birthday: September 3, 2010
Grade: Primary 2

  SHIRAT    Birthday:  June 12, 2005  Grade:  Primary 4

SHIRAT

Birthday: June 12, 2005
Grade: Primary 4

  VIVIAN    Birthday:  December 30, 2011  Grade:  Primary 1

VIVIAN

Birthday: December 30, 2011
Grade: Primary 1

  CYNTHIA    Birthday:  July 23, 2008  Grade:  Primary 6

CYNTHIA

Birthday: July 23, 2008
Grade: Primary 6

  HADIJJA    Birthday:  November 2, 2008  Grade:  Primary 4

HADIJJA

Birthday: November 2, 2008
Grade: Primary 4

  MARION    Birthday:  March 24, 2008  Grade:  Primary 4

MARION

Birthday: March 24, 2008
Grade: Primary 4

  RODGERS    Birthday:  March 9, 2008  Grade:  Primary 2

RODGERS

Birthday: March 9, 2008
Grade: Primary 2

  SOPHIA    Birthday:  August 20, 2007  Grade:  Primary 4

SOPHIA

Birthday: August 20, 2007
Grade: Primary 4

  WASSWA    Birthday:  May 5, 2007  Grade:  Primary 5

WASSWA

Birthday: May 5, 2007
Grade: Primary 5


Family and resettlement program

The goal of the Family and Resettlement Program is two fold. The primary goal is to keep children in healthy families. Secondarily, when Okoa enters into a situation where a child has already been separated from his/her caregiver, social workers work diligently to address the challenges of the family that speparated them in the first place. Naturally, this is different for every family. After working hand in hand with the care givers and ensuring a healthy environment for raising their child, Okoa resettles and reunites the child back home.

In order to ease the financial burden, these children are still sponsored and followed up by Okoa's social work department. Okoa provides mentoring and counseling for both the child and the caregiver, medical care and education.

Program Fees

Okoa needs at least $50/mo per primary student enrolled in the Family and Resettlement Program. Disabled children require specialized medical care and, therefore, their fees are $100/mo. For anyone who is unable to sponsor at that amount, fees have been divided into $25 increments. Please note that "full" sponsorship is either $50 or $100. Unless a sponsor is the first to sign up and donates at the level of $50/$100, the child might have multiple sponsors. Sponsorship fees received above and beyond a child's set amount will be used to cover the cost of unsponsored kids.

Children with an asterisk (*) require specialized medical care. Their sponsorship fees are $100/mo.

Note: To become a monthly sponsor, be sure to select the 'Create Recurring Transaction?" box when you are entering your payment information - that will ensure that you are setting up a recurring child sponsorship rather than a one-time gift to the program.

  HILDA*    Birthday:  Unable to attend school

HILDA*

Birthday:
Unable to attend school

  JANE*    Birthday:  Unable to attend school

JANE*

Birthday:
Unable to attend school