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.
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!
How does it work?
“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:
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:
Families and communities are empowered to protect children from abuse and injustices through education and the establishment of support systems.
With access to quality education and a conducive learning environment, children are empowered and equipped to build a brighter future.
Families are equipped to attain food security and are educated on children’s nutritional needs to ensure their proper growth and development.
Families and communities are equipped to develop skills for sustainable livelihood opportunities, which instils hope and aspirations for the future.
Access to clean water protects children from avoidable diseases, while sanitation practices eliminate preventable diseases and reduce child mortality rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
About child sponsorship
Child Sponsorship is the most effective and rewarding way to help give children better futures. Find out what you'll receive as a child sponsor, how your sponsorship donations are used and read about the life-changing experiences of other sponsors.
Frequently asked questions
Visit our frequently asked questions page for answers to all your questions about child sponsorship