Through our Sponsorship Programme, our aim is to help meet the immediate needs of children in the slums while building a bridge for families to work their way out of poverty. We hope to give children back the childhood they deserve and give them hope for a future with endless possibilities! Changing the life of a child impacts a generation and eventually a nation. The support and prayers you offer to our children have a huge impact. Read some of our sponsorship stories.
How your sponsorship will help to change children’s lives:
Children in the slums are often unable to attend school because of all the added compulsory costs such as shoes, books and uniforms. Sponsorship send children to quality schools and equip them with all that they need to receive the education that they deserve. Not only impacting who they are today but who they can become!
Disease and death over shadow the slums, but medical care is often an unaffordable luxury. So much suffering is preventable- Typhoid and malaria can be treated for just £5, but that is over a weeks wages for many families.
We know that parents hold the keys to their children’s future, yet fathers are often absent and single mothers are often over worked- struggling to make ends meet.
Sponsorship enables us to build long term relationships with the parents, encouraging them in their responsibilities and personal development through income generation programmes, discipleship and health awareness groups.
To become a sponsor…
How do you select the children who will be sponsored?
Our Sponsorship Program is based on relationship. Because of the huge need that surrounds us and the constant requests from children and their parents for different forms of assistance, we are unable to help everyone. Our aim is to first assist the children we know, love, and have built a relationship with. We then carry out a needs assessment which helps us evaluate how desperate their need is. We evaluate their living condition, health needs, family history, family size, etc. and decide if they would be a good candidate for our Sponsorship Program.
How much does sponsorship cost and where does the money go?
There are two options for sponsorship:
£18 a month will provide schooling, basic medical care, and immediate aid and relief for one child.
£60 a month will provide schooling, basic medical care, and immediate aid and relief for the average family in the slums. It will also enable the parents to start a business and begin working their way out of poverty.
Why don’t you run a one-to-one sponsorship scheme?
Because of the nature of the slums, each child we work with has a different level of need. Some children desperately need every form of care we can give as their parents are uninterested or unable to meet their needs. Others are too young for school, but in dire need of ongoing medical care. As a result, each child requires a different amount of funding. To enable us to meet the specific needs of each child and have the greatest impact, we allocate the funds according to each individual level of need. However, as a sponsor, you will be linked with a specific child who you can pray for. We will share their story with you and send you yearly updates so you can have an understanding of where your money is going and the impact you are having. You will also receive a newsletter every 6 months which will give you a broader idea about what is happening in our sponsorship program as a whole.
Can I contact the child I am linked to?
Because of the way life works in the slums, it is unhelpful for children to receive letters or gifts from their sponsors. However, there may be occasions throughout the year where you are able to contribute towards a specific activity or celebration such as Christmas that all our sponsored children will benefit from. The biggest impact you can have on the child you are linked to is to pray for them!