Change a child’s life this Christmas.
Give them a Christmas of Firsts
2020 was a difficult year for all of us.
Imagine if you made it count by changing the life of a child – for good.
This year you can give a Christmas of Firsts to a child in need with Child Sponsorship. This Christmas could be the first time a child tastes clean water, the first night they fall asleep feeling full, and maybe the first time they truly feel safe.
How Child Sponsorship works?
You can change a child’s life by changing their whole community, so they can enjoy a future full of hope.
You sponsor one child but help many.
You can bring hope to a child and their whole community, by helping them break free from poverty. The money you give each month will be combined with donations from other sponsors to create lasting change. You’ll help equip the community with clean water, nutritious food, health care, education and ways to earn a living – everything they need to provide for their children and give them a healthy, happy childhood.
Your child sponsorship Experience
Your first letter or drawing
Child sponsorship is a unique relationship.
After you begin your sponsorship, you’ll receive your first letter from your sponsored child. They’ll tell you more about themselves, what they like to eat and play, and ask questions about you. You may even receive a drawing, made just for you!
Your first community update
Your sponsorship will help the entire community.
You’ll see the improvements being made to the lives of the entire community in regular updates. From new projects such as borehole installations, to how much longer we’ll be working in the community, and how the lives of other children in the community are changing too.
Your first moment of pride
Child sponsorship is life-changing.
You’ll witness as your sponsored child reaches key milestones in their life, thanks to you. Whether it’s their first day of school, first time playing with their friends, or first new pair of shoes – you’ll be there to share in their excitement.
How your donations make a difference
Child Sponsorship equips communities with the basics of life – nutritious food, clean water, healthcare, protection and education
The protection of children in South Africa is a major issue in many communities. This includes issues such as child and gender abuse, teenage and school child pregnancies, bullying and under age marriages. We work to train and strengthen communities, community bodies and families in order to address these issues and build the level of child protection.
Every child and community has a right to access to health. We address this issue through training in sanitation and hygiene, improvement of access to potable water and health services as well as community advocacy.
The standard of education in many communities of South Africa is resulting in high levels of functional illiteracy. We work with schools and preschools to equip teachers and schools to improve the level of literacy and to better prepare preschool children for their entry into primary schools.
Our seriously high levels of unemployment in South Africa are a major concern and cause of poverty stricken communities and families. We undertake enterprise development within communities to build entrepreneurship and employment and improve livelihoods.