Sponsor a Student at Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School
The mission of Kamwege Secondary and Vocational School is to build future generations by equipping individuals with employable skills for sustainable development in a Christian context. The lifeblood sustaining the operation of KSVS is you, our network of sponsors.
When you sponsor a student at Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School (KSVS), you are impacting the student, school, staff, and entire community of Kamwenge.
KSVS targets those in need by subsidizing fees and scholarships. A gift of $360 can sponsor one student for the entire year at KSVS.
100% of your support money helps not only your sponsored student, but all students because goes to pay to pay teacher and staff salaries, and other expenses associated with keeping the school running.
There are 3 ways you can sponsor a student:
- Make out a check to Partners in Mission, indicate “new sponsor” in the memo line, and send the check to Partners in Mission, PO Box 441, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60138.
- Donate $35 monthly.
- Make a one-time yearly donation of $420.
When sponsoring a student online, please consider one of these 2 options because the credit card company takes a percentage of your donation as a fee for this service.
- Have your payment(s) taken directly from your bank account.
- Allow us to charge your credit card the additional percentage (usually 2 1/2%) to cover the cost of the service charge; the donation page will take you through this process.
If your employer offers matching funds for non-profit donations, we would appreciate it if you would include us in that program.
About our Students
The vast majority of our students are returned Ugandan refugees, living in small villages in Kamwenge. Their families are subsistence farmers. Some have no families, having lost parents to AIDS, illness, or abandonment. Others are the sole guardians of younger siblings.
We are beginning to see our mission fulfilled as students graduate and become employed or start their own small businesses. Alice and Florence will attend university through scholarship money provided by our supporters. Most others have stayied in the Kamwenge Community.
Michael, who is disabled, has received a knitting machine and begun his own small business. Joseph opened a carpentry shop in a small town. Adventina graduated from the first vocational sewing class and now runs her own successful sewing business in the community.
Thank you in advance for your gift. All donations are tax-deductible. Partners in Mission – USA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN Tax # 26-0860327.