The 6:3 Exchange
The 6:3 Exchange is a monthly financial opportunity to provide hope to a child or student at Cherish Uganda. We redefine how child sponsorship works based on Jesus words in Matthew 6:3, ‘when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing’.
In this unique exchange, a child will never know that they have a ‘sponsor’ or a 'scholarship'. The confidentiality of the 6:3 Exchange protects a child from envying a child who does have a sponsors, developing a ‘sponsorship mindset’ of dependency and entitlement, and safeguards his or her personal sense of participation and belonging in a unified Ugandan family.
We enroll the most vulnerable children from the surrounding villages at Cherish, as well as those in our short term care facility. Your gift of $35 a month will help give a child a Christ-centered education from teachers who are committed to the welfare, educational and spiritual growth of their students. After choosing the grade and gender of the child you would like to sponsor, you will receive monthly updates featuring different students that match your criteria, as well as the latest news from Cherish Primary School.
Cherish offers the only known high school in Uganda to serve children with HIV. Partnering with us for $150 a month will give each student the gift of an education of the highest quality in an environment where they are valued, celebrated and encouraged to become all that the Lord created them to be. You will receive monthly updates highlighting different students at Cherish as well as the latest happenings at Cherish Secondary School.
A sponsorship of $350 a month will pay for a child to stay in one of our short term care facilities. This will include 3 meals a day, clothing, everything needed for everyday life and Godly discipleship in a Christ-centered environment. Your monthly update will follow a child while they are in our care. However, when the child is reunited with their family, a new spot will open up and you will begin the journey with a different child.
Cherish Uganda is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.
"When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." Matthew 6:3,
Any Additional Questions?
Q: I was hoping to write letters to the child to encourage them, so I'm curious as to how The 6:3 Exchange approach "protects" the child.
A: We have less than 60 children living in a tight-knit community and since kids are kids, we want to avoid any opportunity that would cause our kids to feel jealous, envious, or unloved. If we had one sponsor writing frequently to their sponsored child, while their house-mate never received letters, our kids would compare themselves to their peers and feelings would be hurt.
Q: If I came to Cherish, can I not meet my child?
A: You absolutely could meet your sponsored child, however, the child would remain unaware that you are their sponsor. We would arrange time for you spend and get pictures with your sponsored child's house as a whole.
Q: Does my donation go directly toward the care of my sponsored child?
A: Great question! Your donation goes toward the operations of our homes as a whole. If "Child A" is partially sponsored, while "Child B" is fully sponsored, both children can be equally cared for. Your sponsorship simply connects you to a face to see the wonderful impact our homes team is making on our children.