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AOET-USA is a Christ-centered organization that engages supporters to partner with AOET-Uganda, providing orphans and vulnerable children with a primary and secondary education, nutrition and medical care.

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  • OPIO ANDREW

    Opio Andrew was born on November 17, 2000.  His family is Catholic and they stay in the town of Lira, located in the Lira district of rural northern Uganda.  His parents are both living HIV+, and his father is also blind and very weak.  His mother works as a peasant farmer to try and provide for their 6 children.  Andrew helps out his parents by fetching water from the borehole.  He is in the Primary 4 Class at Rehaboth Primary School ~ Lira campus, which is run by AOET.  Andrew tells us that his favorite subject is mathematics and he dreams of becoming a doctor.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing football (soccer) and visiting his nearby relatives.  He is a high priority student in need of sponsorship.

    Andrew applied for sponsorship in May 2016, and is anxiously waiting for a sponsor.

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  • ARINGO SALUME

    Aringo Salume was born on June 9, 2003.  Her family is Protestant and they stay in the town of Lira, located in the Lira district of rural northern Uganda.  One of her parents is working as a teacher, but they struggle to provide for their 10 children.  Salume helps out at home with washing dishes and sweeping their compound.  She is in the Primary 5 Class at Rehaboth Primary School ~ Lira campus, which is run by AOET.  Salume tells us that her favorite subject is science and she hopes to become an accountant one day.  In her spare time, she enjoys singing and reading the Bible.

    Salume applied for sponsorship in May 2016, and is anxiously waiting for a sponsor.

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  • NAMUSOBYA PATIENCE

    Namusobya Patience was born in Uganda on July 13, 2003.  Her family is Protestant and they stay in Bweyogerere, located in the Wakiso district.  She is cared for by her mother Eve, who works at a small business.  There are 4 people sharing their home, including 3 girls, and Patience helps her mother with cooking and mopping the floors.  She is in the Senior 1 Class at Rehaboth High School, which is run by AOET.  Patience’s favorite subject is commerce, and she’s interested in becoming an accountant one day.  In her spare time, she loves reading the newspaper and playing games with friends.

    Patience applied for sponsorship in June 2016, and is anxiously waiting for a sponsor.

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  • BABIRYE HALIMA

    Babirye Halima and her twin sister were born in Uganda on October 7, 2004.  Her family stays in the village of Njeru, located in the Buikwe district.  She is a partial orphan, having lost her father to cancer in July 2011.  Her mother is living, but she earns very little doing casual work, and is always switching from job to job.  There are 6 people sharing their home, including 5 children, and Halima helps her momma with cooking, cleaning and washing dishes and laundry.  She is in the Primary 3 Class at Kiryowa Umea Primary School.  Halima’s favorite subject is English, and she loves playing netball with her friends at school.  She dreams of becoming a nurse when she grows up.

    Halima applied for sponsorship in November 2016, and is anxiously waiting for a sponsor.

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  • TENYWA TIRAS

    Tenywa Tiras was born in Uganda on August 28, 1997.  His family is 7th Day Adventist, and they stay in the village of Busero, located in the Luuka district.  His parents, Robert and Tape, are peasant farmers and struggle to provide for their large family.  There are 9 people sharing their home, including 4 boys and 3 girls, and Tiras helps out with digging (gardening) and sweeping the compound.  He is in the Senior 4 Class this year at Rehaboth High School, which is run by AOET.  Tiras tells us that his favorite subject is chemistry, and he dreams of becoming a doctor.  In his spare time, he loves listening to music and praising.

    Tiras applied for sponsorship in June 2016, and is anxiously waiting for a sponsor.

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  • OKABO ANTHONY

    Okabo Anthony was born on March 25, 2006.  His family is Catholic and they stay in the town of Lira, located in the Lira district of rural northern Uganda.  His parents are both living HIV+, and his father is also blind and very weak.  His mother works as a peasant farmer to try and provide for their 6 children.  Anthony helps out his parents by fetching water from the borehole and sweeping the compound.  He is in the Primary 2 Class at Rehaboth Primary School ~ Lira campus, which is run by AOET.  Anthony tells us that his favorite subject is mathematics and he dreams of becoming a police officer.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing football (soccer) and drawing pictures.  He is a high priority student in need of sponsorship.

    Anthony applied for sponsorship in May 2016, and is anxiously waiting for a sponsor.

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    Educate

    A $38 monthly sponsorship provides a child with school fees, medical care, lunch, a school uniform, and the tools to improve

    their world.

  • empower

    Empower

    We believe that empowerment happens when people learn to provide for themselves. AOET communities focus on teaching skills and giving confidence for a happy life.

  • engage

    Engage

    We encourage all of our donors to personally engage with the children they sponsor. We suggest writing letters, sending pictures, or even traveling to the community!

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    Christ Centered

    We are a Christian organization compelled by the desire to help those in need, but are careful to respect community beliefs, no matter what.