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  • Country: Uganda
  • D.O.B: June 24, 2008
  • Age: 12

  • Gender: Girl
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  • D.O.B: October 6, 2018
  • Age: 2

  • Gender: Girl
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  • D.O.B: December 9, 2015
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Boy
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  • D.O.B: February 15, 2012
  • Age: 8

  • Gender: Girl
Portrait of Sendrella
Meet Sendrella
Sendrella is 12 years old and lives in Uganda.
UG5660098 | Days Waiting: 231
Country: Uganda
Birthday: June 24, 2008 (12 years old)
Gender: Girl

Sendrella lives with her mother and father. Sendrella's mother is sometimes employed. Her occupation is: Agriculture / Farmer. Sendrella's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Agriculture / Farmer. Sendrella has siblings living in the household. Sendrella helps with the following duties at home: Animal Care, Carries Water, Child Care, Cleaning, Gardening Or Farming, Gathers Firewood, Kitchen Help, Making Beds, Running Errands, Washing Clothes.Sendrella's favourite activities and interests include: Dancing, Dolls, Group Games, Hide and Seek, Jacks, Jumping, Jump Rope, Listening to stories, Marbles, Music, Musical Instrument, Ping Pong, Play House, Reading, Rolling a ball, Saying Words, Singing, Story Telling, Walking.Activities that Sendrella enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church, Bible Class. At the compassion centre Sendrella's favourite activities are: Learning about God, Learning New Vocational Skills, Listening to Bible Stories, Playing Games, Playing Sports, Singing Songs, Snack / Meal Time, Spending Time with Friends. Sendrella attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 4.Sendrella's favourite subject is social studies. Her performance in school is average.Sendrella's family lives in the area of Otimai B (Acengryeny) in Uganda.

Sendrella's Country Details

Straddling the equator, Uganda has a diverse terrain, with plains, forests, lakes, swamps, and mountains. Much of the south is forested, and most of the north is grassland. The country's high altitude moderates the tropical climate. The population is largely rural; its density is highest in the south. Sixty percent of Ugandans are Christian; about five percent are Muslim. English is the official language, with Swahili used for commerce. An AIDS epidemic has killed many.

By the fifteenth century, an African kingdom ruled much of what is central Uganda. European explorers entered the area in 1862. Following civil war, a British protectorate took control in 1896. Independence movements of the 1950s came to fruition in 1962 when Uganda was granted self-rule. In 1971, army commander Idi Amin took control through a coup, looting the country and killing opponents during an eight-year reign of terror. Since then, Uganda's economy has strengthened, and the government remained stable, but the 1990s have seen a rise in antigovernment terrorism in the north.

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Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships—while giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.

How does sponsorship help kids?

Formal and non-formal educational opportunitiesCompassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.
Health care, hygiene training and supplementary foodKids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.
The love and support of a local church and the opportunity to hear about Jesus Because Compassion partners with local churches, children are connected to a local Christian community where they have the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring church staff and volunteers.
Personal attention, guidance and loveChildren are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

How is sponsorship impacted during the COVID-19 crisis?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are empowering the local church to use your sponsorship donations to meet urgent and critical needs of families with children/youth registered in the program. Funds previously used at the child development centres can now be directed as needed to children and their families for necessities like food, clean water, shelter, clothing, household items, and even medical care and trauma counselling. You can learn more about our COVID response and the impact of the pandemic on our program here.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need. We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.

Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Absolutely not! We encourage children and families of all faiths and backgrounds to register in our programs and would never require or coerce anyone to convert to Christianity.

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At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!