2020 was a difficult year for all of us.

But, what if, you made it count when you journey with a child-in-need that looks like you? 

Around 663 million children around the world live in the toughest places to be children.

But imagine if a child could live in a world where she is fearless, free to play, to dream and to experience the magic of life’s many firsts!
Firsts as simple as her first sip of clean water, her first day at school–safe and equipped with adequate materials–to the first time she plays as a child should, just like you did.

Imagine a world where every child has access to the many firsts you had– a world that can be made possible with sponsorship! 


Child Like Me is sponsorship made more fun!
Upload your photo and our system will match a child that looks like you. 
Like, share and start your journey with your mini me today.

How does it 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. Our system will find children with the closest match to you!
Your mini me(s), 1 boy and 1 girl from our database with the closest match to you, will be shown in the results*. Both children are eagerly waiting for a sponsor!
*Maximum of 3 matching tries
3. Learn more about your mini me, or share your match with your friends!
With the match results, you may choose to learn more about the background of the child matched to you and the community he/she lives in. Alternatively, you may choose to share the match results of your mini me on your social media!
4. Share the joy of child sponsorship!
Kickstart your journey by sponsoring your mini me, or be a World Vision advocate by simply sharing and spreading the power of 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

World Vision is putting into action the largest humanitarian response in our history. But what does that look like on the ground for child sponsorship? What are the key issues we’re tackling? We asked eight questions of the experts leading our work around the world, to find out.

“I felt so sad. Nothing to eat. A sick mother. I did not know what to do. I sneaked out with my sister without my parents’ knowledge and we begged for money under the hot sun. I was shy asking for money but we needed it,” shared nine-year-old Thandar.

Thank you for being a child sponsor and giving hope to the most vulnerable in the world. As you journey with them in their transformation and celebrate their progress, learning more about their culture, traditions and local customs may help you better understand and connect with your sponsored children.