A sponsor is someone like you who has made the decision to personally invest in the life of a child in need.
As a sponsor, you enable your sponsored child to participate in Compassion International's holistic child development model is designed to help reduce the vulnerability of children and their families and build their resilience through year-round nutrition, health, education and income generation support.
Sponsoring a child also provides them with a greater safety net against crisis situations, like famine and drought. Each section is developed and designed contextually to be appropriate and relevant for each cognitive age group.
They also receive benefits such as:
The opportunity to receive an education; through providing the cost of school fees, clothing, and supplies. or even providing tutoring, help with homework, encouragement, and if necessary participation in a literacy programme outside of school.
The opportunity to be healthy; the health of your sponsor child will be monitored and care will be provided as needed. Children are taught about hygiene and how to maintain personal health. In addition, and according to their needs, many of these children receive supplementary food and access to emergency medical care.
The opportunity to develop self confidence and social skills; your sponsor child will be part of a church-based programme where Christian adults offer love, guidance, personal attention, guided recreation and safety.
The opportunity to hear the gospel; your sponsorship provides the child you sponsor with the opportunity to hear the gospel and participate in age-related church/ Sunday school activities through a local church.
In addition, you can help your sponsored child develop a sense of confidence and self-worth with the love you express through letters and prayers. Your relationship with your sponsored child makes you a very important person who has a significant role in his or her development. You stand alongside parents, pastors, teachers, family and friends who are taking an active role in encouraging and developing the child.
As a sponsor, you are assured that there is an authentic connection between you and the specific child you support. The child you sponsor will know your name, write to you and benefit directly from your monthly sponsorship.