Longest Waiting Children

For just $45 a month, you can help these children and their communities to stand tall, free from poverty.
This page shows children who have been waiting for a sponsor for 12 months or more. End their wait today!

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Hi, my name is Dil Kumari.

I am a 11-year-old girl from Nepal.

Waiting for 2 years 2 weeks

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Hi, my name is Hira Lal.

I am a 10-year-old boy from Nepal.

Waiting for 2 years 7 months

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Hi, my name is Bhawana.

I am a 12-year-old girl from Nepal.

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Hi, my name is Eulogius Semar Junior.

I am a 10-year-old boy from Indonesia.

Waiting for 1 year 9 months

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Hi, my name is Marianus Woge.

I am a 11-year-old boy from Indonesia.

Waiting for 1 year 8 months

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Hi, my name is Maria Elvira.

I am a 11-year-old girl from Indonesia.

Waiting for 1 year 10 months

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Hi, my name is Petrus.

I am a 12-year-old boy from Indonesia.

Waiting for 1 year 10 months

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Hi, my name is Karunyan.

I am a 3-year-old boy from Sri Lanka.

Waiting for 2 years 2 weeks

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Hi, my name is Roshika.

I am a 4-year-old girl from Sri Lanka.

Waiting for 2 years 2 weeks

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My name is Dil Kumari

My birthday is on 21 Nov 2006
My favourite subject is National language
I like playing Group games

Nepal, Sindhuli East ADP

Sindhuli is one of the poorest and most deprived areas in Nepal, ranking 56 out of 75 districts in the national poverty deprivation list. World Vision began an assessment study into this area in April 2012 and found the needs of the mainly minority ethnic groups here compelling. Hence, the Sindhuli ADP began its work in Oct 2013.

The majority of the people in the ADP are dalits (untouchables) and indigenous Janajati. These groups are among the poorest people in Nepal. They depend on agriculture, manual labour and seasonal migrant labour for their livelihoods.

In terms of education, the illiteracy rate in the ADP is 60%. Parents of poor families do not value the education of their children. Rather, they send their children to work at an early age to supplement family income, and it is common for children to drop out of school at the primary level.

Children from Dalit and Janajati communities are also more vulnerable to malnutrition and childhood illnesses, which hinders their growth and development.

My name is Hira Lal

My birthday is on 10 May 2008
My favourite subject is Science
I like playing Toy cars

Nepal, Sindhuli East ADP

Sindhuli is one of the poorest and most deprived areas in Nepal, ranking 56 out of 75 districts in the national poverty deprivation list. World Vision began an assessment study into this area in April 2012 and found the needs of the mainly minority ethnic groups here compelling. Hence, the Sindhuli ADP began its work in Oct 2013.

The majority of the people in the ADP are dalits (untouchables) and indigenous Janajati. These groups are among the poorest people in Nepal. They depend on agriculture, manual labour and seasonal migrant labour for their livelihoods.

In terms of education, the illiteracy rate in the ADP is 60%. Parents of poor families do not value the education of their children. Rather, they send their children to work at an early age to supplement family income, and it is common for children to drop out of school at the primary level.

Children from Dalit and Janajati communities are also more vulnerable to malnutrition and childhood illnesses, which hinders their growth and development.

My name is Bhawana

My birthday is on 25 Feb 2006
My favourite subject is Science
I like playing Group games

Nepal, Sindhuli East ADP

Sindhuli is one of the poorest and most deprived areas in Nepal, ranking 56 out of 75 districts in the national poverty deprivation list. World Vision began an assessment study into this area in April 2012 and found the needs of the mainly minority ethnic groups here compelling. Hence, the Sindhuli ADP began its work in Oct 2013.

The majority of the people in the ADP are dalits (untouchables) and indigenous Janajati. These groups are among the poorest people in Nepal. They depend on agriculture, manual labour and seasonal migrant labour for their livelihoods.

In terms of education, the illiteracy rate in the ADP is 60%. Parents of poor families do not value the education of their children. Rather, they send their children to work at an early age to supplement family income, and it is common for children to drop out of school at the primary level.

Children from Dalit and Janajati communities are also more vulnerable to malnutrition and childhood illnesses, which hinders their growth and development.

My name is Eulogius Semar Junior

My birthday is on 11 Mar 2008
My favourite subject is Mathematics
I like playing Soccer

Indonesia, Ende ADP

World Vision started an ADP in 2014 after a thorough assessment of Ende in 2012. Measured against standard indicators of economic development needs, Ende emerged as an area where the vulnerability of children needed to be urgently addressed. 

In Ende, traditional attitudes towards children are harsh and unsympathetic. They are viewed as free labour and are often denied their right to study so that they can work to supplement the family income. Cases of physical and sexual abuse are not taken seriously and are unreported or left unsolved, affecting and scarring children emotionally and mentally. 

In terms of healthcare concerns, the main issues that compromise the health of children are the lack of access to clean water, the prevalence of unhygienic behaviours and poor sanitation systems. Approximately 40% of the community practices open defecation as there are no proper toilets. 

Also, Ende's economic development falls behind national statistics. Their main source of income is agriculture but the productivity of existing farming methods is low due to a lack of understanding, poor management, pests and diseases. 

My name is Marianus Woge

My birthday is on 23 Sep 2007
My favourite subject is Religious studies
I like playing Toy cars

Indonesia, Ende ADP

World Vision started an ADP in 2014 after a thorough assessment of Ende in 2012. Measured against standard indicators of economic development needs, Ende emerged as an area where the vulnerability of children needed to be urgently addressed. 

In Ende, traditional attitudes towards children are harsh and unsympathetic. They are viewed as free labour and are often denied their right to study so that they can work to supplement the family income. Cases of physical and sexual abuse are not taken seriously and are unreported or left unsolved, affecting and scarring children emotionally and mentally. 

In terms of healthcare concerns, the main issues that compromise the health of children are the lack of access to clean water, the prevalence of unhygienic behaviours and poor sanitation systems. Approximately 40% of the community practices open defecation as there are no proper toilets. 

Also, Ende's economic development falls behind national statistics. Their main source of income is agriculture but the productivity of existing farming methods is low due to a lack of understanding, poor management, pests and diseases. 

My name is Maria Elvira

My birthday is on 26 Jun 2007
My favourite subject is Science
I like playing Ball games

Indonesia, Ende ADP

World Vision started an ADP in 2014 after a thorough assessment of Ende in 2012. Measured against standard indicators of economic development needs, Ende emerged as an area where the vulnerability of children needed to be urgently addressed. 

In Ende, traditional attitudes towards children are harsh and unsympathetic. They are viewed as free labour and are often denied their right to study so that they can work to supplement the family income. Cases of physical and sexual abuse are not taken seriously and are unreported or left unsolved, affecting and scarring children emotionally and mentally. 

In terms of healthcare concerns, the main issues that compromise the health of children are the lack of access to clean water, the prevalence of unhygienic behaviours and poor sanitation systems. Approximately 40% of the community practices open defecation as there are no proper toilets. 

Also, Ende's economic development falls behind national statistics. Their main source of income is agriculture but the productivity of existing farming methods is low due to a lack of understanding, poor management, pests and diseases. 

My name is Petrus

My birthday is on 31 Jul 2006
My favourite subject is Civics
I like playing Football

Indonesia, Ende ADP

World Vision started an ADP in 2014 after a thorough assessment of Ende in 2012. Measured against standard indicators of economic development needs, Ende emerged as an area where the vulnerability of children needed to be urgently addressed. 

In Ende, traditional attitudes towards children are harsh and unsympathetic. They are viewed as free labour and are often denied their right to study so that they can work to supplement the family income. Cases of physical and sexual abuse are not taken seriously and are unreported or left unsolved, affecting and scarring children emotionally and mentally. 

In terms of healthcare concerns, the main issues that compromise the health of children are the lack of access to clean water, the prevalence of unhygienic behaviours and poor sanitation systems. Approximately 40% of the community practices open defecation as there are no proper toilets. 

Also, Ende's economic development falls behind national statistics. Their main source of income is agriculture but the productivity of existing farming methods is low due to a lack of understanding, poor management, pests and diseases. 

My name is Karunyan

My birthday is on 6 Dec 2014
My favourite subject is Coloring
I like playing Cricket

Sri Lanka, Lindula ADP

World Vision has been involved with Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers for many years and Lindula ADP is an extension of this work. Tea plantation workers have been marginalised in Sri Lanka for a very long time. Originally brought in from South India over 150 years ago, they were eventually exploited for work and isolated from the rest of the country. World Vision’s interventions focus on the well-being of children to ensure that their health, nutrition, education and social needs are met.

In Lindula ADP, majority of the people work as pickers and labourers in the tea estates. They are paid daily, and when work is not available, they face a severe shortage of income.

Also, children lack proper education, and 45% of the population under 12 years old are illiterate. This is due to long travel distances, poor transport facilities and lack of finances for education resulting in a dropout rate of 14.5%, almost 10 times the national average.

In terms of healthcare and child protection challenges, 74% of people live in dismal housing. Whole families live in a single room that is linked to others to form a “line house”. There is little ventilation, no privacy, and conditions are often unsanitary. Only 67.1% of households have their own latrines and the remaining families share common latrines or defecate in open areas.

My name is Roshika

My birthday is on 24 Oct 2013
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Swinging

Sri Lanka, Lindula ADP

World Vision has been involved with Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers for many years and Lindula ADP is an extension of this work. Tea plantation workers have been marginalised in Sri Lanka for a very long time. Originally brought in from South India over 150 years ago, they were eventually exploited for work and isolated from the rest of the country. World Vision’s interventions focus on the well-being of children to ensure that their health, nutrition, education and social needs are met.

In Lindula ADP, majority of the people work as pickers and labourers in the tea estates. They are paid daily, and when work is not available, they face a severe shortage of income.

Also, children lack proper education, and 45% of the population under 12 years old are illiterate. This is due to long travel distances, poor transport facilities and lack of finances for education resulting in a dropout rate of 14.5%, almost 10 times the national average.

In terms of healthcare and child protection challenges, 74% of people live in dismal housing. Whole families live in a single room that is linked to others to form a “line house”. There is little ventilation, no privacy, and conditions are often unsanitary. Only 67.1% of households have their own latrines and the remaining families share common latrines or defecate in open areas.

Your sponsorship changes a child's world and makes it last

Child Sponsorship addresses the root causes of poverty with a holistic change that is lasting.

For $45 a month, it gives your sponsored children and the community a real future. You can correspond with your sponsored child and visit him/her.

Your contribution provides a child with access to basic needs in 5 areas:

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Become Part of a Child's Life Story!

1. Choose your sponsored child

Choose a child whose circumstances and community needs resonates with you. You can provide hope and help to children in the following countries supported by World Vision Singapore:

  • Asia: Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
  • Africa: Ethiopia, Zambia
  • Middle East: West Bank
     

2. Receive a welcome kit

When you become a child sponsor, you will receive:

  • A picture folder of your sponsored child and profile of the community where your sponsored child lives
  • Child Sponsor's Handbook 
  • Introductory letter from your sponsored child
  • Yearly child photos and annual progress report on your sponsored child
  • A digital account that gives you the ability to keep track of your sponsorship and donations

3. Build a connection and learn more about their world

Build a personal connection by writing to your sponsored child. Begin by responding to the introductory letter written by your child. Be their window to the world beyond!

Join us for opportunities to visit your sponsored child and family, and witness the impact of your contribution!

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How Child Sponsorship Transforms an Entire Community

World Vision helps your sponsored child through the Area Development Programme (ADP) in his or her community. Through ADPs, we identify where we work and who we work with, and then carry out development activities specific to an ADP’s needs.

With the collective support of sponsors, we usually work in an ADP for 15 years to bring transformation. This is done in 3 phases to bring change at a pace that is sustainable.

Parents of sponsored children receive useful skills training and income-generating opportunities to help them provide and care for their family in the long term. The lives of other members of the community are also enriched as knowledge is transferred and resources are shared.

Eventually, communities take ownership of their projects and continue the work that was started. In this way, lives are transformed through sustainable, long-term development projects!

With your help, the community has grown healthier, safer and more self-sustaining! We are now ready to transition out and begin the transformation process with another community in need.

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    你的助养会长期改变一个孩子的世界!

    儿童助养计划带来长期全面发展与改善,解决贫穷的基本原因。

    每月45新元将给你的助养儿童和社区真正的盼望。 你可以跟助养孩子联系并拜访他 / 她。

    你的资助将为儿童提供五个基本需求:

    成为儿童生命旅程的一部分吧!

    一,选择你将助养的孩子

    选择一个情况和社区需求使你产生共鸣的儿童。你可以为新加坡世界宣明会所支持的以下国家的儿童提供希望和帮助:

    • 亚洲:柬埔寨 /中国 / 蒙古 / 缅甸/ 尼泊尔 / 菲律宾 / 泰国 / 越南 / 印尼 / 斯里兰卡
    • 非洲:埃塞俄比亚、赞比亚
    • 中东:耶路撒冷 - 西岸 - 加沙
       

    二,收到欢迎套

    成为小孩赞助商时,你即将收到:

    • 助养儿童的照片文件夹和社区档案
    • 儿童助养手册
    • 助养儿童的介绍性信
    • 助养儿童年度照片和进度报告
    • 网络帐户方便查看自己助养和捐款记录

    三,建立联系并了解更多关于他们的世界

    写信给你助养的儿童建立个人联系。首先回复儿童所寄出自我介绍的信。你就成为他们引入世界之窗!

    我们也有机会探访你所助养的儿童和家人并见证你的贡献所带出的影响!随时欢迎你的加入!

    儿童助养如何改变整个社区

    世界宣明会通过区域发展计划(ADP)来协助你的助养儿童。这个计规划定我们的发展范围和收益的家庭和儿童,然后根据ADP的特定需求开展发展活动。

    在助养人的集体支持下,我们通常在15年跟ADP合作进行社区转型。这计划可以分三个阶段来实现可持续发展的步伐。

    受到助养儿童的父母可以获得有用的技能培训和收入机会,为他们长期为家庭提供照顾。知识和资源传授共享别人的时候,社区其他成员的生活也会丰富起来。

    最终,社区对自己工作项目有主权并继续发展。这样长期持续工作改变无数生命!

    你的帮助会使社区变得更健康、更安全、更有能力自给自足!我们准备在另一个有需要的社区开始发展计划。

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