Connecting with Sponsored Child

Form a special friendship with your sponsored child

Children cherish every letter, photo, or item they receive, and feel loved when they know you’re thinking about them and praying for them.


Please Note: Writing to your sponsored child is not necessary nor an obligation. However, it is encouraged.

Writing a Letter/E-Letter

A sponsored child writing to his sponsor

Connect with your sponsored child by writing to them! You can choose to send your sponsored child a letter or an e-letter!
When writing to your sponsored child, kindly take note of the following:

  1. Consider your sponsored child’s environment and culture. Kindly refrain from writing about material possessions or on topics that are culturally inappropriate for your sponsored child.
  2. When sending photos of yourself (or with family/friends), kindly be aware of the level of modesty/standard of clothing.
  3. Do not disclose your contact information in any correspondence. His or her reply will be sent via the National World Vision Office where your child is from.
  4. If your sponsored child lives in a religiously sensitive area, kindly refrain from using religious references as these could endanger your sponsored child or World Vision staff.
  5. Kindly allow at least 3 months (or slightly longer due to delays as a result of COVID-19) for a reply from your sponsored child 

Important to Note for e-Letters

  • When you send an e-letter, World Vision staff in the community will print it out, translate the letter and deliver both copies to your sponsored child. 
  • Kindly note that from October 2021, replies from your sponsored child will also be sent back to you digitally (via email) in our efforts to shift towards a digital experience and improve the correspondence process. Kindly note that replies may still take up to 3 months to be facilitated, we seek your kind understanding on this. 

 Write your first letter or e-letter today!

Check this out:
A to Z Guide: Letter Writing Ideas for Your Sponsored Child | How To: Write an E-Letter How We Get Your Letters To Where They Need To Go

Sending a Gift: 

Sponsored children with gifts from their sponsors

As with receiving letters, your sponsored child will treasure and appreciate these small tokens of love from you!
If you would like to send a gift to your sponsored child, kindly take note of the following:

  1. If your sponsored child lives in a religiously sensitive area, kindly refrain from or sending religious items as these could endanger your sponsored child or World Vision staff.
  2. When sending photos of yourself (or with family/friends), kindly be aware of the level of modesty/standard of clothing.
  3. Send only flat, inexpensive items such as maps, bookmarks and stickers that can easily fit into an A4-size envelope. Otherwise, duty charges may be incurred on the receiving end. If your sponsored child is in the West Bank, do note that the maximum envelope size allowed is A5.
  4. Do not disclose your contact information in any correspondence. His or her reply will be sent via the National World Vision Office where your child is from.
  5. Do not send it to World Vision Singapore’s office unless otherwise instructed.
  6. Do not send any cash, food items (e.g. sweets), expensive or fancy gifts, and culturally sensitive or religious items.
  7. Kindly allow at least 3 months (or slightly longer due to delays as a result of COVID-19) for a reply from your sponsored child 

Check this out:
Top 7 Gifts that Sponsors Send to Their Sponsored Children
 

Mailing Instructions:

When mailing your letter/gift to your sponsored child, kindly adhere to the following steps:

  1. On the front of the envelope, write the address of the World Vision office according to the country listed here.

  2. On the back of the envelope, write your sponsored child’s name and ID number.
  3. In your letter, write the child’s name and ID number at the top of the page, as well as your name and partner number at the end of the letter.

The country addresses and your sponsored child’s ID can be found in the child’s picture folder. You may also view the most updated address here.
Your partner ID can be found on letters sent by World Vision or you may simply call our office to find out.

Child Sponsor Trips

Embark on a life-changing trip to your sponsored child’s community! Visit your sponsored child, their families and have a better understanding of their daily life, needs and the impact of your sponsorship. To safeguard the safety and well-being of sponsored children, sponsors will have to join World Vision-facilitated group trips to visit their sponsored children. See upcoming* trips here.

Hear from past World Vision trippers:

 
In need of more information? View the FAQs for World Vision Trips here.
*Due to COVID-19, all trips are currently suspended until further notice.