What is Child Sponsorship?
Child Sponsorship is not just an ordinary charity programme where you simply make a charitable donation. Instead, donations are converted into practical projects that benefit your sponsored child and other needy children and families in the community. We enter the communities where the children are to assess the existing challenges and specific needs. We then work together with community members to identify the root causes of poverty, and design projects and sort out solutions with the objective to benefit the needy children and transform their communities, building up their resilience to overcome any vulnerabilities or difficulties.
Besides helping sponsored children and other children meet basic needs, donors who sign up for Child Sponsorship can also offer them an opportunity of transformation, which enables families and communities to gradually become self-sustainable.
We work closely with local communities and governments to implement an approximately 15-year Area Development Programme that brings sustainable and long-lasting benefits to children and families.
When the originally poor community becomes more established and can lead its own development, we gradually transfer the ownership of our work to local partners. This way, our resources and your charitable donations are used in the most effective and efficient way.