Many children in Africa and around the world need your help to survive. The Emerging Church is working alongside Pastors, Churches, Organisations and Charities to help make a difference to the lives and futures of these children. You can make a difference too by choosing to sponsor a child today.

100% of your donation or sponsorship will go directly to the child, and we have an independent auditor who will monitor this. Your sponsorship will allow the child to stay in school, and will also help to pay for food, clothing and healthcare.

If you would like to sponsor a child, or would like further information, please email us at admin@theemergingchurch.com.au  Please remember to put your name, country, and best method of contact in the email, along with the name and age of the child you would like to sponsor.

*Currency amounts shown below are approximate figures only. Amounts vary from term to term and according to the exchange rate at the time of donation/sponsorship, however, we aim to keep these figures as current as possible. Amounts include school fees, materials, travel costs, uniforms, boarding fees, etc.

 

Pastor Alfred Linyulu – Kenya

Christine – 15yrs

Christine is one of 6 siblings and is currently a 1st year boarder student in Secondary School. Christine received excellent results on her Kenya Certificate of Primary School but unfortunately there was no money to send her to High School. Christine faced the possibility of having to repeat instead of staying home.

But thanks to donations and support received from Pastor Mark Bohr and The Emerging Church, Christine is now 2 months into High School and has renewed hopes for a bright future. Christine’s dream of becoming a banker now seems possible.

It costs approx. KES 17,500* per term for Christine to attend school. This is equal to approx. AUS $215.00.*

Irene – 15yrs

Irene is one of 6 siblings and is a 1st year boarder student at Secondary School. Her family relies on her Mother to provide for them, and is believed, by Pastor Alfred, to be the poorest in their slum Church. The Mother works casual jobs to provide for the family, however this is very unreliable.

Irene and her family never thought that she would study beyond Primary School, so the news that Pastor Mark and The Emerging Church would pay for her tuition came as a shock to them all. Pastor Alfred and his wife have since taken responsibility for Irene’s educational needs.

It costs approx. KES 17,500* per term for Irene to attend school. This is equal to approx. AUS $215.00.*

Michael – 16yrs

Michael is the youngest of 7 siblings and is a 1st year day student at Secondary School. His Father was the only income earner for their family but after he lost his job, the family were forced to live in a slum for 10 years. Michael’s parents are now aged above 60 and unable to work.

Michael scored very high marks on his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, and received an offer of admission into a nationally ranked High School. Unfortunately, he was unable to raise the high fee demanded, and was forced to turn down the offer. Michael’s dream is to someday become a doctor, and now thanks to the support and donations from Pastor Mark Bohr and The Emerging Church, he is studying at an alternative Secondary School and is closer to achieving his dream.

It costs approx. KES 11,250* per term for Michael to attend school. This is equal to approx. AUS $140.00.*

Lucy – 17yrs

Lucy is the oldest of 5 siblings and is a 3rd year boarder in Secondary School. She emerged as the 3rd best student in her school on the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, but despite this, her family did not have the money for her to progress onto Secondary School.

After speaking with Pastor Alfred and his wife, Lucy and her Mother sold what they could, and between this and other donations they managed to raise enough for Lucy to attend the 1st year of Secondary School. They struggled to raise enough for the 2nd year, but fell just short, and the 3rd year has now gone without any donations. It is unknown whether she will be allowed to resume her studies next term.

Pastor Alfred and his wife have contributed almost 50% of her school fees and are now seeking donations to pay for the remaining amount.

It costs approx. KES 17,500* per term for Lucy to attend school. This is equal to approx. AUS $215.00.*

Pastor Stephen Barasa – Uganda

Magero – 14yrs

Magero is 1 of 7 orphaned siblings who are under the care and responsibility of Pastor Stephen’s church. His mother passed away shortly after his father and it was during her funeral that Magero met Pastor Stephen. After hearing of their situation, Pastor Stephen offered to take in Magero and 1 of his siblings, and they returned to Uganda with him.

Due to the extra financial strain, it was unsure whether Magero would be able to attend Secondary School. But due to the donations and support from Pastor Mark Bohr and The Emerging Church, Magero is now in his 1st year of Secondary School and is studying to become a doctor.

It costs approx. UGX 1,364,900* per term for Magero to attend school. This is equal to approx. AUS $550.00.*

Pastor Benjamin Khaemba – Kenya

Esther – 18 yrs

Esther is one of 6 siblings. As her parent’s business of buying and selling bicycle parts failed, they are now struggling to provide for their children. As a result, they were unable to afford Esther’s High School fees and her education was unfortunately put on hold.

But through the support and donations of Pastor Mark Bohr and The Emerging Church, Esther is now in her 1st year of High School and is studying to be a Teacher or a Doctor.

It costs approx. KES 35,000* per term for Esther to attend school. This is equal to approx. AUS $430.00.*

Pastor Isaac Khaemba – Kenya

Susan – 15yrs

Susan is one of 4 siblings and is in her 1st year of Secondary School. Susan’s parents also care for 2 orphans and are now struggling to pay all of their school fees. Susan’s dream is to become a teacher and when Pastor Mark Bohr heard that her family couldn’t afford the fees, he insisted on helping Susan by paying for her tuition.

Susan and her family’s hopes are now renewed and her father is saving to purchase a motorcycle so that he can travel further to preach and earn a living to support his family.

It costs approx. KES 34,000* per term for Susan to attend school. This is equal to approx. AUS $415.00.*

OUR UGANDAN PROGRAM

NasifuNasifu – 8yrs

Nasifu is an 8 year old boy from Uganda. He likes fetching water from the well, cleaning the house and sports like football. When he grows up he wants to be an Office Manager. Nasifu lives with his mother and 3 siblings and he is responsible for general home cleanliness. Your sponsorship would allow Nasifu to continue attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Nasifu’s father has passed away and his mother earns very little. As a result he is struggling to pay for his school fees.

 

ShamahShamah – 13yrs

Shamah is a 13 year old girl from Uganda. She likes cleaning the house, fetching water from the well and music, dance and drama. When she grows up she wants to be a Doctor. Shamah lives with her mother and 5 siblings, and she is responsible for general home cleanliness. Your sponsorship would allow Shamah to continue attending school as well as providing her with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Shamah’s mother is a single parent and earns very little. As a result she is struggling to pay for her school fees.

 

MichaelMichael – 5yrs

Michael is a 5 year old boy from Uganda. He likes helping with fetching water and playing football. When he grows up he wants to be a Teacher. Michael lives with his mother and 2 siblings, and he is responsible for fetching water. Your sponsorship would allow Michael to start attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Michael’s parents are unemployed and the little money they get cannot sustain them, so they cannot afford to pay for his school fees.

 

MorrisMorris – 10yrs

Morris is a 10 year old boy from Uganda. He likes helping with fetching water, washing utensils and playing football. When he grows up he wants to be a Driver. Morris lives with his mother and 1 sibling, and he is responsible for fetching water. Your sponsorship would allow Morris to start attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Morris’s parents are low income earners and the little they get cannot sustain them, so they cannot afford to pay for his school fees.

 

HafusaHafusa – 14yrs

Hafusa is a 14 year old girl from Uganda. She likes helping with fetching water, participating in the Church Choir and cooking. When she grows up he wants to be an Artist. Hafusa lives with her parents and 3 siblings, and she is responsible for cooking. Your sponsorship would allow Hafusa to start attending school as well as providing her with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Hafusa’s father is unemployed and her mother is a low income earner, which makes it hard to sustain themselves or pay for her school fees.

 

IbraIbra – 4yrs

Ibra is a 4 year old boy from Uganda. He likes helping with fetching water, participating in the Church Choir and playing with toys. When he grows up he wants to be a Lawyer. Ibra lives with his mother and 1 sibling, and he is responsible for fetching water. Your sponsorship would allow Ibra to start attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Ibra’s parents are unemployed and the little they get cannot sustain them, so they cannot afford to pay for his school fees.

 

MwajibuMwajibu – 11yrs

Mwajibu is an 11 year old girl from Uganda. She likes fetching water from the well, cleaning the house, cooking and music, dance and drama. When she grows up she wants to be a Nurse. Mwajibu lives with her sister and 3 siblings and she is responsible for general home cleanliness and cooking. Your sponsorship would allow Mwajibu to continue attending school as well as providing her with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Mwajibu’s parents have abandoned her and her sister earns very little. As a result she is struggling to pay for her school fees.

 

JaneJane – 8yrs

Jane is an 8 year old girl from Uganda. She likes cleaning the house, fetching water from the well and netball. When she grows up she wants to be a Teacher. Jane lives with her mother and 3 siblings, and she is responsible for general home cleanliness. Your sponsorship would allow Jane to continue attending school as well as providing her with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Jane’s mother earns very little and she is HIV Positive. As a result she is struggling to pay for her school fees.

 

CharlotteCharlotte – 11yrs

Charlotte is an 11 year old girl from Uganda. She likes fetching water from the well, cleaning the house, and playing netball. When she grows up she wants to be a Bank Manager. Charlotte lives with her mother and 3 siblings, and she is responsible for general home cleanliness and cooking. Your sponsorship would allow Charlotte to continue attending school as well as providing her with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Charlotte’s mother is unemployed and, as a result, she is struggling to pay for her school fees.

 

WhitneyWhitney – 9yrs

Whitney is a 9 year old girl from Uganda. She likes cleaning the house, cooking and music and participating in sports activities like net ball. When she grows up she wants to be a Teacher. Whitney lives with her aunt and 2 siblings and she is responsible for general home cleanliness and cooking. Your sponsorship would allow Whitney to continue attending school as well as providing her with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Whitney’s parents have passed away and her aunt earns very little. As a result she is struggling to pay for her school fees.

 

JohnJohn – 8yrs

John is an 8 year old boy from Uganda. He likes fetching water from the well, cleaning the house, cooking and music, dance and drama. When he grows up he wants to be a doctor. John lives with his mother and 3 siblings and he is responsible for general home cleanliness. Your sponsorship would allow John to continue attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

John’s parents are both HIV Negative, his father has a mental disorder and his mother earns very little. As a result they are struggling to pay for his school fees.

 

GideonGideon – 9yrs

Gideon is a 9 year old boy from Uganda. He likes fetching water from the well, cleaning the house, cooking and music, dance and drama. When he grows up he wants to be a Doctor. Gideon lives with his mother and 3 siblings and he is responsible for general home cleanliness. Your sponsorship would allow Gideon to continue attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Gideon’s parents are both HIV Negative, his father has a mental disorder and his mother earns very little. As a result they are struggling to pay for his school fees.

 

LewisLewis – 10yrs

Lewis is a 10 year old boy from Uganda. He likes helping with fetching water, cleaning the compound, washing and playing football. When he grows up he wants to be a Teacher. Lewis lives with his mother and 2 siblings, and he is responsible for fetching water. Your sponsorship would allow Lewis to start attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Lewis’s mother is a low income earner and the little they get cannot sustain them, so they cannot afford to pay for his school fees.

 

ShifraShifra – 10yrs

Shifra is a 10 year old girl from Uganda. She likes fetching water from the well, cleaning the house, washing utensils and playing netball. When she grows up she wants to be a Nurse. Shifra lives with her mother and 2 siblings and she is responsible for general home cleanliness. Your sponsorship would allow Shifra to continue attending school as well as providing her with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Shifra’s mother is a low income earner and as a result she is struggling to pay for her school fees.

 

AbuduAbudu – 10yrs

Abudu is a 10 year old boy from Uganda. He likes fetching water from the well, cleaning the house, cooking and sports like football. When he grows up he wants to be a Doctor. Abudu lives with his mother and 3 siblings and he is responsible for general home cleanliness. Your sponsorship would allow Abudu to continue attending school as well as providing him with food, clothing and health care.

What is the reason why this child should be sponsored?

Abudu’s father has passed away and his mother earns very little. As a result he is struggling to pay for his school fees.