Visiting my Sponsored Child

Visiting My Sponsored Child

Sponsoring a child for years is a big commitment, and your child will greatly appreciate what you are doing for them. Making a trip to Uganda or Kenya can be a big commitment as well. While it’s not required for you to visit your child, we do encourage it, if such a trip is possible for you. It’s a wonderful way to see first hand what your child talks about in their letters and it puts faces to names. If you are interested in a trip to Uganda or Kenya, check out the customizable short-term trips or contact us at volunteer@empowerachild.org.

We welcome and encourage you to visit your child in their country, we do not, however, allow a sponsored child to visit you. Your child likely lives without running water and electricity and a trip to the highly industrialized area could be very overwhelming for them and difficult to process at a young age. Once they’ve graduated and if they are traveling on their own, we will do everything to connect you together during their trips.