The goal of World Vision’s child sponsorship programme is to make life better for children.
Our child sponsorship programmes have four basic aspirations that guide our work and on which our work is measured. Children have the right to enjoy good health; be educated for life; be cared for, protected, and participate in their communities; and experience the love of God and their neighbours.Poverty is complex and rarely solved by one intervention. Depending on each community’s needs, a sponsored child – and his or her entire community – benefits from things like clean water through new or renovated wells, school fees and supplies, better education due to restored schools and teacher training, improved nutrition due to agricultural training, as well as health care clinics and immunisations.In areas where permitted, World Vision works with local churches to ensure that a sponsor’s gift will also help provide a Christian education programme to give children the chance to learn about Jesus and his love.
The costs of keeping records on sponsored children, translating and forwarding letters, and meeting emergencies are also covered through the monthly sponsorship gifts. A portion of these funds supports doctors, teachers, agricultural officers, auditors, and other specialised staff members who serve sponsored children in their communities.
The relationship that you build with your sponsored child changes both their life and yours. You will find out how to contact your child in your child sponsorship welcome kit. You may also choose to visit your sponsored child for a life-changing adventure that neither of you will forget. Please note that due to the time involved, we need to begin planning a visit at least three months in advance of your proposed visit date.