Participation in our Promise-a-Child programme implies a commitment of three years of assured monthly subsidies for an especially disadvantaged child. We estimate that a reliable monthly donation of US$ 20-50 per month, depending on the individual child’s circumstances, could turn these children's lives around.
We will be happy to provide the child’s history, a photo or two, reports on their progress, and encourage correspondence between the child and yourself, through us, in keeping with our stringent child rights and child protection policies. You may be assured of close supervision by our team of dedicated volunteers and local government partners, and we promise that all donated money will reach the child you sponsor.
On our Promise a Child project page you can find more information about this program and below you can read the bios of some of the children currently in special need of sustained support.
1. WA is a 5-year-old boy. His mother has died of AIDS; his father is HIV-infected and has become an alcoholic. The boy's primary caretaker was his 75-year-old grandmother, who passed away in November 2011. He now lives with his father and his girlfriend, squatting on government land, in a shanty made of bamboo and plastic sheets. For a 5 year old, he is very independent and good at taking care of himself. His teacher at school, which is some distance from his home, also watches closely over him and helps him by finding small donations. He receives some cast-off clothing from neighbors. $30-40 a month would support WA and guarantee that he receives enough nutritious food, decent clothing, and add more stability and security to his life.
2. WN, a 12-year-old boy, is severely disabled by cerebral palsy. His parents have both disappeared. His elderly grandparents are his primary caretakers. One of our Management Committee members who visits the family regularly notes that “the grandparents are really giving love to these two kids. Whenever we visit, they are full of love and so happy. They take really good care of the boys and do everything in their power to help their grandchildren.” They take him to the Rajanagarindra Institute, the regional child development center, where he has been able to learn simple tasks. However, the family lacks funds to transport him back and forth and for special supplies, such as disposable diapers and plastic pads. The grandfather has a small government pension, most of which goes to caring for WN and his brother PN (below). An additional $40/month per child would greatly improve their quality of life.
3. PN, the 8-year-old brother of WN, is a very bright child, but needs regular medication for severe attention deficit disorder. The grandparents require funds for transport to a special school where the teachers have some experience in teaching other children like him, and to attend the child development institute on weekends. $40/month would greatly improve life for PN and his family (see WN above).
4. TS is a 12-year-old girl whose parents have both died of AIDS. She is also HIV infected and needs to see the doctor every 2 months to follow up and receive medication. TS lives with her impoverished grandmother and needs some income in order to pay for lunches, school supplies, clothing and bus fare to the doctor’s office. Without supplementary funds, she probably will not be able to go on to secondary school. $30-40/month would make a huge difference to this girl and her grandmother.
To find out more information about sponsoring a child, please Contact Us