What were you fond of growing up?

Ever wished you had a mentor, or someone who journeyed alongside you to pursue your interests?

Imagine if you could make a difference in just one child's life. Better still, what if that child looked just like you, or had similar interests as you? 

Introducing: Child Like Me

Child Like Me is sponsorship made more fun! Connect with a child who looks like you AND shares your similar interests.​ Share in the joys and possibilities of life – from having a first sip of clean water, to having a first day at school – all that made possible, to help your special child fulfil his/her dreams! 

 

What's more, enjoy a special treat when you sponsor a child!

Celebrate International Friendship Day differently this year.

Make a new friend overseas by sponsoring a child, or refer a friend to join you on this amazing journey of Child Sponsorship! From now till 15 Aug, share in the sweetness of friendship by enjoying complimentary Swensen's Frozen Yogurt Twin Bars for every newly sponsored child.

*Voucher is limited to 1 redemption per sponsor.

Learn more about Child Sponsorship

 

 

How does Child Like Me work?

 
1. Upload an existing photo of yourself or take a selfie.

 

Choose a photo that best represents you! It'd be best if it is an individual photo of yourself that is clear and bright enough. You may choose to reupload another photo if needed.
 
2. Select your interest(s)

 

From Arts & Crafts, to Languages & Reading, or Sports, you may also select up to 2 interests that will allow us to better match you with a child! You will be shown 2 mini-me(s) from our database, 1 boy and 1 girl. with the closest match to you. Both children are eagerly waiting for a sponsor!
 
3. Find your mini-me!

 

You will be shown 2 mini-me(s), 1 boy and 1 girl from our database, with the closest match* to you. You may choose either of the children, both of whom are eagerly waiting for a sponsor!
*Maximum of 3 matching tries
 
4. Share the joy of Child Sponsorship

 

Kickstart your journey by sponsoring your mini-me!
Alternatively, you may choose to share the matched results of your mini-me on your social media, and help spread the word on the power of Child Sponsorship!

 

Try it now!

 

Kenneth's Testimonial

“I did notice that there was indeed a resemblance between me and the child! We were less than 10 years in age apart, and we even shared the same birth month! My heartstrings were tugged...” shared Kenneth Tan, a World Vision sponsor through Child Like Me.

Trapped in the shackles of poverty, about 356 million children live in poverty and, more often than not, are robbed of life's opportunities having to sacrifice education, childhood curiosity and joy for labour, harsh realities of the world and fear.

Yet, among these millions, there might just be a child out there that looks like you, or shares similar interests as you – one with hopes to escape poverty and dreams for a brighter future, just as you had, and just as Kenneth came to discover.

“I hope my sponsored child would know that he is loved and that there is someone who really cares about him to sponsor him.”

Read about Kenneth's unexpected match here:

Kenneth's story

 

Child Like Me is sponsorship made more fun!

 

HOW DOES CHILD SPONSORSHIP CHANGE A CHILD’S WORLD?

Poverty is an extremely complex issue that can become a vicious cycle, leaving those affected feeling hopeless. Child Sponsorship adopts a holistic approach, where we maximise your monthly contribution of $45 to provide your sponsored child and his/her community access to basic needs in five main areas:

 
 
CHILD PROTECTION

 

 Families and communities are empowered to protect children from abuse and injustices through education and the establishment of support systems.

 
 
EDUCATION

 

 With access to quality education and a conducive learning environment, children are empowered and equipped to build a brighter future.

 
 
HEALTH & FOOD SECURITY

 

 Families are equipped to attain food security and are educated on children’s nutritional needs to ensure their proper growth and development.

 
 
LIVELIHOODS & MICROFINANCE

 

Families and communities are equipped to develop skills for sustainable livelihood opportunities, which instils hope and aspirations for the future.

 
 
CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

 

Access to clean water protects children from avoidable diseases, while sanitation practices eliminate preventable diseases and reduce child mortality rates.
 

 

Learn more about Child Sponsorship

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Child Like Me is designed specially for sponsors who cannot decide on a child to sponsor.  You (the sponsor) can have your photo uploaded on our website and our facial recognition technology will find 2 children (1 boy and 1 girl) that looks best like you from our pool of database of children waiting to be sponsored.

Our facial recognition technology will find the child with the closest match from our pool of database, to the photo you’ve uploaded. If you are not satisfied with the result, you can try again with another photo. You have a total of 3 tries. 

Try to upload a good quality (not too bright/dark, clear image), individual, forward facing photo of yourself. E.g. passport style photos. The system will not be able to detect and proceed if a photo with multiple faces has been uploaded. 

We use face recognition technology from Microsoft to generate a facial recognition map of the photo you have uploaded. The facial recognition system from Microsoft Azure consist of a trusted data protection act. Learn more about how we use face recognition technology here

Your photo(s) will be stored in the Microsoft Azure server for a maximum of the duration of our Child Like Me campaign period (approximately 3 months and deleted after. Learn more about Microsoft’s data protection policy and controls here

Imagine this: It is a cold winter night. You are five years old, hungry and huddled under an apartment stairway. You are unprotected from the wind and snow, and unprotected from the drunkards around you. You sit in a corner, shivering and crying for fear that you might be attacked.Most adults would be intimidated, let alone a child.Yet, Burenkhaan Erdenechimeg had to live through that as a young five-year-old Mongolian boy. Not only would he and his mother collect glasses and cans to survive, he eventually lost his mother on the streets.

8-year-old Xiaohua lives with his parents and 3-year-old younger brother in the deep mountains of Yongsheng county, Yunnan province. Xiaohua’s father does part-time jobs in places near the village, while his mother works in the fields and takes care of the family. In spit of this, life has always been difficult. They can barely make ends meet.

A fried egg and sticky rice for lunch puts a smile on the faces of Ning, 11, and her brother Tony. Chicken and ducks raising is not only a source of nutritious food for their family, but also a good source of income.

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