Child Sponsorship, Three boys from Uganda, smiling, sitting at desks in a classroom

Children in a classroom in Uganda receive education through Child Sponsorship.

In a dire situation of poverty, having a chance to enjoy childhood is rare. Wellbeing and health is replaced with hunger and lack of resource. Joy can be limited by the reality of hardship. There are millions of children around the world who are lacking basics such as food, water and shelter. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We believe childhood is a basic human right and that every child on our planet should be known, loved, protected and released from poverty in Jesus’ name.

When you sponsor a child, you give them the opportunity to enjoy their childhood, to thrive in reaching their full potential, and to experience a different level of freedom to what they had known before.
 

What we’re doing

We partner with Compassion International's child sponsorship programme, which builds long-term relationships between children and their local church family, giving children an education, access to a doctor and safe places to play.

Does Sponsorship work? Absolutely.

And we’ve got independent research to back it up. In 2008, a team of researchers from universities across America, lead by Dr Bruce Wydick conducted independent research into our Compassion child sponsorship programme.

The findings were published in The Journal of Political Economy in 2013 and, in short, found it to be extremely effective. Children were:

  • 27 to 40 percent more likely to finish secondary school.
  • 50 to 80 percent more likely to complete a university education.
  • Aspiring to have jobs that directly benefit other children such as a teacher, nurse, social worker or pastor.

Read Jané's story below to see how sponsorship changed his life.​

*The research was conducted in 2008 by a team of researchers led by Dr Bruce Wydick, a professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. The findings were published in The Journal of Political Economy in 2013.

  • 18%

    of workers in forced labour exploitation are children.

  • 14,794

    is the average number of children under 5 who die every day.

  • 35,000

    is the number of children around the world who have been sponsored by New Zealanders.


You can sponsor a child for $52 a month

Sponsor a Child   or call 0800 800 777


  • 27–40%

    Sponsored children are 27-40% more likely to finish secondary school

  • 50–80%

    Sponsored children are 50-80% more likely to complete a university degree

  • Community Leaders

    Sponsored children generally aspire to have jobs that directly benefit other children such as a teacher, nurse, social worker or pastor.

Jané's story

Jané's story

We partner with Compassion International and the local church to support kids born into a life of poverty, like Jané.

"When I think about the impact my sponsor had on my life, I feel overwhelmed with gratefulness.

After my father died, I became the man of the house. We lived in a slum in Kolkata and my mother struggled to provide for us kids. When we were sponsored, this burden was lifted somewhat, but we still struggled from time to time. In those moments, I would look to the letters my sponsors wrote me for encouragement. They told me they believed in me, loved me, prayed for me and were committed to seeing me complete the program.

Today I am studying at university. I could never adequately put into words what their sponsorship has meant to me.” 


You can sponsor a child for $52 a month

Sponsor a Child   or call 0800 800 777


Visiting your sponsor child

Thank you so much for your interest in Child Sponsorship. If you'd like to visit a child you already sponsor, we can help! Get in touch with us, and we will let you know what you need to do.