What is Child Sponsorship?

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Festive seasons are special -  they are a great time to be gathering with family and creating many new memories.  

But, festive seasons may also hold painful significance for orphans who remember loved ones they have lost. 

In the midst of their struggles, your sponsorship can help bring much-needed comfort and assurance to orphaned children.  

This New Year, will you make space in the home of your hearts for an orphaned child?  

Stand in the gap and show up for these children that need it the most. 

Read more about the lives of orphans that have been transformed through Child Sponsorship.

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Looking for a unique way to celebrate your birthday?

Here's your chance to bless a child in need who shares the same birthday as you!

Make a lasting and meaningful impact on a fellow January baby. Make your birthday count!

DISCOVER THE JANUARY BABIES

 

HOW CHILD SPONSORSHIP CHANGES 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.
 

 

HEAR FROM OUR SPONSORS!

 

Meet Felicia Chin

World Vision Singapore's ambassador!
Felicia sponsors seven children from Bangladesh, Myanmar, West Bank, and Zambia. 

 

“You might think that it's $45 a month, but it means a lot to the child. I feel that you are actually sowing seeds of hope into a child's life,” Felicia shared.

 

Meet Beverly

A mother of two, an existing sponsor for 13 years, and now also a #Chosen sponsor - Beverly embarked on this meaningful journey with her family. 

 

“I was looking for something meaningful to do or to contribute to, I guess something bigger than myself,” Beverly explained.

 

Meet Andrea

A child sponsor since she was 14 years old!
Find out how Andrea saves up to fund her sponsored child with her ang bao money.

 

“I attended one World Vision event and found out one of the staff was actually a sponsored child... I could see how World Vision had helped her achieve her goals and I saw how meaningful it was,” said Andrea.

 

OUR CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROJECTS

Make your sponsorship count by choosing a community with needs and circumstances of children near and dear to your heart. Learn more about the countries where World Vision Singapore runs our Child Sponsorship programmes:

 
 

 

Hi, my name is Kyaw Zin.

I am a 5-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Ahmad Wa'el.

I am a 11-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Kit.

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

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Hi, my name is Yazid Kamal .

I am a 10-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Phone Thet.

I am a 9-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Min Myat.

I am a 5-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Deep Raj.

I am a 5-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Dipto.

I am a 8-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Aung Thet Paing.

I am a 7-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Nay Oo.

I am a 9-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Cong Thanh.

I am a 3-year-old boy from Viet Nam.

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Hi, my name is Zim.

I am a 6-year-old girl from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Mithun.

I am a 4-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Orin.

I am a 7-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Avi.

I am a 4-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Dipti.

I am a 4-year-old girl from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Snigdha.

I am a 6-year-old girl from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Francis.

I am a 8-year-old boy from Philippines.

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Hi, my name is Yosep Alvan Dala.

I am a 4-year-old boy from Indonesia.

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Hi, my name is Alfe Jr.

I am a 3-year-old boy from Philippines.

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Hi, my name is Tutilo Falentino.

I am a 3-year-old boy from Indonesia.

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Hi, my name is Harish .

I am a 7-year-old boy from Sri Lanka.

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Hi, my name is Sathurjan.

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

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Hi, my name is Vaskor.

I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Akash.

I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Arman Islam.

I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Ayed Omar.

I am a 9-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Mohammad Mahmoud.

I am a 10-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Mohammad Fadi.

I am a 9-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Mohammad Husien.

I am a 8-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Qusay Husien.

I am a 10-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Teodorus Jonatan.

I am a 5-year-old boy from Indonesia.

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My name is Kyaw Zin

My birthday is on 9 Oct 2017
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Football

Myanmar, Taikkyi AP

World Vision has been involved in Taikkyi since 2017, starting with the assessment and design phase. The most vulnerable groups in the community are identified to be poor families, orphans and children with illnesses.

Taikkyi is located near the sea and has a tropical monsoon climate. Flash floods and landslides are common, wiping out paddy fields and killing livestock. Some children travel to school by boat each day and flood waters remain up to two months. The community lacks disaster preparedness skills, and are hard hit whenever diasters arise.

Because of prevalent economic poverty, some children also work as child labourers in order to help support their family. Families struggle to afford education, and quality of education in the community is low. In addition, 1 in 20 children are malnourished, and there is also inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation systems. Children are especially vulnerable to diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. 

My name is Ahmad Wa'el

My birthday is on 18 Aug 2011
My favourite subject is Music
I like playing Drawing

West Bank, South Hebron AP

World Vision has been working in the area since 1975 in various capacities. In 2009, South Hebron was identified as having the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank. An ADP was launched there with the goal of contributing to the well-being of children in the areas of health, education and protection to enable them to overcome the severe challenges they face. There are two main groups in the population: village dwellers and the Bedouins, who live a semi-nomadic life.

The unstable situation in the West Bank directly impacts agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. Land is of utmost importance to livelihood in the West Bank as community members are primarily herdsmen.

The lack of water is another huge challenge. Community members are unable to drill wells or build cisterns to catch rainwater without government permits.

In terms of health, 21% of children under five are anaemic, while almost 1 in 10 children under two are stunted. 33% of households are food insecure, with another 11% at risk of food insecurity.

One significant issue in the ADP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Kit

My birthday is on 15 Aug 2012
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Toy cars

Myanmar, Taikkyi AP

World Vision has been involved in Taikkyi since 2017, starting with the assessment and design phase. The most vulnerable groups in the community are identified to be poor families, orphans and children with illnesses.

Taikkyi is located near the sea and has a tropical monsoon climate. Flash floods and landslides are common, wiping out paddy fields and killing livestock. Some children travel to school by boat each day and flood waters remain up to two months. The community lacks disaster preparedness skills, and are hard hit whenever diasters arise.

Because of prevalent economic poverty, some children also work as child labourers in order to help support their family. Families struggle to afford education, and quality of education in the community is low. In addition, 1 in 20 children are malnourished, and there is also inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation systems. Children are especially vulnerable to diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. 

My name is Yazid Kamal

My birthday is on 8 Aug 2012
My favourite subject is Sports
I like playing Football

West Bank, South Hebron AP

World Vision has been working in the area since 1975 in various capacities. In 2009, South Hebron was identified as having the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank. An ADP was launched there with the goal of contributing to the well-being of children in the areas of health, education and protection to enable them to overcome the severe challenges they face. There are two main groups in the population: village dwellers and the Bedouins, who live a semi-nomadic life.

The unstable situation in the West Bank directly impacts agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. Land is of utmost importance to livelihood in the West Bank as community members are primarily herdsmen.

The lack of water is another huge challenge. Community members are unable to drill wells or build cisterns to catch rainwater without government permits.

In terms of health, 21% of children under five are anaemic, while almost 1 in 10 children under two are stunted. 33% of households are food insecure, with another 11% at risk of food insecurity.

One significant issue in the ADP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Phone Thet

My birthday is on 1 Aug 2013
My favourite subject is National language
I like playing Regional games

Myanmar, Taikkyi AP

World Vision has been involved in Taikkyi since 2017, starting with the assessment and design phase. The most vulnerable groups in the community are identified to be poor families, orphans and children with illnesses.

Taikkyi is located near the sea and has a tropical monsoon climate. Flash floods and landslides are common, wiping out paddy fields and killing livestock. Some children travel to school by boat each day and flood waters remain up to two months. The community lacks disaster preparedness skills, and are hard hit whenever diasters arise.

Because of prevalent economic poverty, some children also work as child labourers in order to help support their family. Families struggle to afford education, and quality of education in the community is low. In addition, 1 in 20 children are malnourished, and there is also inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation systems. Children are especially vulnerable to diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. 

My name is Min Myat

My birthday is on 24 Aug 2017
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Toy cars

Myanmar, Taikkyi AP

World Vision has been involved in Taikkyi since 2017, starting with the assessment and design phase. The most vulnerable groups in the community are identified to be poor families, orphans and children with illnesses.

Taikkyi is located near the sea and has a tropical monsoon climate. Flash floods and landslides are common, wiping out paddy fields and killing livestock. Some children travel to school by boat each day and flood waters remain up to two months. The community lacks disaster preparedness skills, and are hard hit whenever diasters arise.

Because of prevalent economic poverty, some children also work as child labourers in order to help support their family. Families struggle to afford education, and quality of education in the community is low. In addition, 1 in 20 children are malnourished, and there is also inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation systems. Children are especially vulnerable to diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. 

My name is Deep Raj

My birthday is on 27 Aug 2017
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Cricket

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Dipto

My birthday is on 14 Aug 2014
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Football

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Aung Thet Paing

My birthday is on 12 Apr 2015
My favourite subject is Local Language
I like playing Football

Myanmar, Taikkyi AP

World Vision has been involved in Taikkyi since 2017, starting with the assessment and design phase. The most vulnerable groups in the community are identified to be poor families, orphans and children with illnesses.

Taikkyi is located near the sea and has a tropical monsoon climate. Flash floods and landslides are common, wiping out paddy fields and killing livestock. Some children travel to school by boat each day and flood waters remain up to two months. The community lacks disaster preparedness skills, and are hard hit whenever diasters arise.

Because of prevalent economic poverty, some children also work as child labourers in order to help support their family. Families struggle to afford education, and quality of education in the community is low. In addition, 1 in 20 children are malnourished, and there is also inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation systems. Children are especially vulnerable to diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. 

My name is Nay Oo

My birthday is on 9 Nov 2013
My favourite subject is National Language
I like playing Football

Myanmar, Taikkyi AP

World Vision has been involved in Taikkyi since 2017, starting with the assessment and design phase. The most vulnerable groups in the community are identified to be poor families, orphans and children with illnesses.

Taikkyi is located near the sea and has a tropical monsoon climate. Flash floods and landslides are common, wiping out paddy fields and killing livestock. Some children travel to school by boat each day and flood waters remain up to two months. The community lacks disaster preparedness skills, and are hard hit whenever diasters arise.

Because of prevalent economic poverty, some children also work as child labourers in order to help support their family. Families struggle to afford education, and quality of education in the community is low. In addition, 1 in 20 children are malnourished, and there is also inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation systems. Children are especially vulnerable to diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. 

My name is Cong Thanh

My birthday is on 23 Mar 2019
My favourite subject is Coloring
I like playing Ball games

Vietnam, Son Tra AP

While urbanisation rapidly spreads in Son Tra district, children from poor families continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. Almost one in five people live on less than US$2 per day and there are gaps in the areas of housing, transportation and education.

As the area develops, there is an increase in hotels and tourism. But locals are ill-equipped for this change as they lack formal education and technical skills. As a result, they have challenges gaining employment and providing for their children’s basic needs.

The district has the highest rate of stunting in the city, with 18.5% of children under the age of five being affected. Diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, dengue and pneumonia are common diseases among children between 0-14 years old as poor families cannot afford proper healthcare from qualified practitioners.

Parents of poor families spend almost all their time struggling to make a living. As a result, their children are neglected and lack care, guidance and supervision.

In light of these needs, World Vision started the implementation of Son Tra ADP in 2015. Through consultation and cooperation with community representatives and the local government, the project aims to improve the well-being of children.

My name is Zim

My birthday is on 17 Mar 2016
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Dolls

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Mithun

My birthday is on 20 Jun 2018
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Football

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Orin

My birthday is on 13 Feb 2015
My favourite subject is National Language
I like playing Football

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Avi

My birthday is on 25 Nov 2018
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Football

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Dipti

My birthday is on 20 Nov 2018
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Dolls

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Snigdha

My birthday is on 21 Aug 2016
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Dolls

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Francis

My birthday is on 3 Aug 2014
My favourite subject is National Language
I like playing Basketball

Philippines, Antique AP

World Vision started its operations in Antique province in 1984 through a church partner. Over the years, the scope of work expanded and transited into longer term development programmes. With an established presence in the area, World Vision has been able to bring people together and empower local leaders and partners to make a difference for children in their community.

The Antique province has the highest rate of malnutrition in the entire Western Visayas region. With malnutrition present in the target community, children face an increased risk of wasting, stunted growth, respiratory illnesses and impaired brain development.

26% of the population in Antique live below the national poverty line. In several vulnerable families, men and boys work as sakadas, or sugarcane farmers, which is perilous work and does not generate much income. In order to ensure their families can afford basic necessities, men and boys work in other provinces and young women work as maids.

Low income levels have far reaching implications on children. It can lead to them dropping out of school to work in order to support their family. As parents are focused on finding food for the family, other responsibilities are left behind. The lack of parental guidance often leads to children engaging in delinquent behaviour.

My name is Yosep Alvan Dala

My birthday is on 1 Jul 2018
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Does not play - too young

Indonesia, Ende AP

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 Alfe Jr

My birthday is on 26 Jul 2019
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Does not play - too young

Philippines, Antique AP

World Vision started its operations in Antique province in 1984 through a church partner. Over the years, the scope of work expanded and transited into longer term development programmes. With an established presence in the area, World Vision has been able to bring people together and empower local leaders and partners to make a difference for children in their community.

The Antique province has the highest rate of malnutrition in the entire Western Visayas region. With malnutrition present in the target community, children face an increased risk of wasting, stunted growth, respiratory illnesses and impaired brain development.

26% of the population in Antique live below the national poverty line. In several vulnerable families, men and boys work as sakadas, or sugarcane farmers, which is perilous work and does not generate much income. In order to ensure their families can afford basic necessities, men and boys work in other provinces and young women work as maids.

Low income levels have far reaching implications on children. It can lead to them dropping out of school to work in order to support their family. As parents are focused on finding food for the family, other responsibilities are left behind. The lack of parental guidance often leads to children engaging in delinquent behaviour.

My name is Tutilo Falentino

My birthday is on 28 Mar 2019
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Does not play - too young

Indonesia, Ende AP

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 Harish

My birthday is on 13 Jun 2015
My favourite subject is Local Language
I like playing Cricket

Sri Lanka, Lindula AP

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 Sathurjan

My birthday is on 21 Sep 2018
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Does not play - too young

Sri Lanka, Lindula AP

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 Vaskor

My birthday is on 25 Aug 2016
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Football

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Akash

My birthday is on 12 Dec 2016
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Football

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Arman Islam

My birthday is on 10 Nov 2016
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Football

Bangladesh, Wazirpur AP

Wazirpur, Bangladesh is a district located in the Southern region of Bangladesh, about 114km away from Dhaka. The majority of the population are limited to labour-intensive and low-income occupations such as farmers, daily labourers or petty traders. As the district is also prone to earthquakes, water logging and arsenic poisoning, economic livelihood opportunities are further restricted. The prevalence of child labour and child marriage also contribute to high drop-out rates in school - limiting the opportunities for future growth and development.

My name is Ayed Omar

My birthday is on 15 Nov 2013
My favourite subject is Drawing
I like playing Ball games

West Bank, South Hebron AP

World Vision has been working in the area since 1975 in various capacities. In 2009, South Hebron was identified as having the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank. An ADP was launched there with the goal of contributing to the well-being of children in the areas of health, education and protection to enable them to overcome the severe challenges they face. There are two main groups in the population: village dwellers and the Bedouins, who live a semi-nomadic life.

The unstable situation in the West Bank directly impacts agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. Land is of utmost importance to livelihood in the West Bank as community members are primarily herdsmen.

The lack of water is another huge challenge. Community members are unable to drill wells or build cisterns to catch rainwater without government permits.

In terms of health, 21% of children under five are anaemic, while almost 1 in 10 children under two are stunted. 33% of households are food insecure, with another 11% at risk of food insecurity.

One significant issue in the ADP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Mohammad Mahmoud

My birthday is on 11 Nov 2012
My favourite subject is Music
I like playing Ball games

West Bank, South Hebron AP

World Vision has been working in the area since 1975 in various capacities. In 2009, South Hebron was identified as having the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank. An ADP was launched there with the goal of contributing to the well-being of children in the areas of health, education and protection to enable them to overcome the severe challenges they face. There are two main groups in the population: village dwellers and the Bedouins, who live a semi-nomadic life.

The unstable situation in the West Bank directly impacts agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. Land is of utmost importance to livelihood in the West Bank as community members are primarily herdsmen.

The lack of water is another huge challenge. Community members are unable to drill wells or build cisterns to catch rainwater without government permits.

In terms of health, 21% of children under five are anaemic, while almost 1 in 10 children under two are stunted. 33% of households are food insecure, with another 11% at risk of food insecurity.

One significant issue in the ADP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Mohammad Fadi

My birthday is on 28 Feb 2013
My favourite subject is Drawing
I like playing Toys

West Bank, South Hebron AP

World Vision has been working in the area since 1975 in various capacities. In 2009, South Hebron was identified as having the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank. An ADP was launched there with the goal of contributing to the well-being of children in the areas of health, education and protection to enable them to overcome the severe challenges they face. There are two main groups in the population: village dwellers and the Bedouins, who live a semi-nomadic life.

The unstable situation in the West Bank directly impacts agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. Land is of utmost importance to livelihood in the West Bank as community members are primarily herdsmen.

The lack of water is another huge challenge. Community members are unable to drill wells or build cisterns to catch rainwater without government permits.

In terms of health, 21% of children under five are anaemic, while almost 1 in 10 children under two are stunted. 33% of households are food insecure, with another 11% at risk of food insecurity.

One significant issue in the ADP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Mohammad Husien

My birthday is on 9 Sep 2014
My favourite subject is Coloring
I like playing Toys

West Bank, South Hebron AP

World Vision has been working in the area since 1975 in various capacities. In 2009, South Hebron was identified as having the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank. An ADP was launched there with the goal of contributing to the well-being of children in the areas of health, education and protection to enable them to overcome the severe challenges they face. There are two main groups in the population: village dwellers and the Bedouins, who live a semi-nomadic life.

The unstable situation in the West Bank directly impacts agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. Land is of utmost importance to livelihood in the West Bank as community members are primarily herdsmen.

The lack of water is another huge challenge. Community members are unable to drill wells or build cisterns to catch rainwater without government permits.

In terms of health, 21% of children under five are anaemic, while almost 1 in 10 children under two are stunted. 33% of households are food insecure, with another 11% at risk of food insecurity.

One significant issue in the ADP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Qusay Husien

My birthday is on 14 Aug 2012
My favourite subject is Music
I like playing Toy cars

West Bank, South Hebron AP

World Vision has been working in the area since 1975 in various capacities. In 2009, South Hebron was identified as having the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank. An ADP was launched there with the goal of contributing to the well-being of children in the areas of health, education and protection to enable them to overcome the severe challenges they face. There are two main groups in the population: village dwellers and the Bedouins, who live a semi-nomadic life.

The unstable situation in the West Bank directly impacts agricultural productivity and livelihood opportunities. Land is of utmost importance to livelihood in the West Bank as community members are primarily herdsmen.

The lack of water is another huge challenge. Community members are unable to drill wells or build cisterns to catch rainwater without government permits.

In terms of health, 21% of children under five are anaemic, while almost 1 in 10 children under two are stunted. 33% of households are food insecure, with another 11% at risk of food insecurity.

One significant issue in the ADP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Teodorus Jonatan

My birthday is on 20 Mar 2017
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Toy cars

Indonesia, Ende AP

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. 

 
 

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For only $45 a month, you join our incredible community of child sponsors who, like you, are dedicated to giving the most vulnerable children a bright future.

What will you receive:

We make it easy for you to manage your personal details and contributions to World Vision, keep in touch with your sponsored child, and stay updated on the positive impact your support has created in their life!
 

 
 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SPONSOR A CHILD

 
 
You build a relationship

 

Each child is uniquely sponsored by one sponsor - YOU! When you sponsor a child, you receive a welcome kit, a World Vision online account, and get the chance to connect with your sponsored child through letters and gifts, or even visit in person!

 
 
You transform a child’s world

 

Your monthly $45 sponsorship donation joins forces with other sponsors’ donations to support projects and activities designed to meet local needs and transform the world where your sponsored child lives.

 
 
Celebrate the progress

 

As your sponsored child grows and continues to benefit from the programmes which your donations go towards, you instil hope that they can thrive and dream big. Witness the impact of your donations through annual progress reports sent to you, where you see the change you’re helping to make possible.

 
 
A brighter future is possible

 

As a child sponsor, you get the chance to hear how you are supporting work that helps prepare and equip your sponsored child’s community to continue its own development activities in the long term, without World Vision’s assistance. Your help makes all the difference: communities blossom and becomes safer and self-sustainable!

 

Because of our community-focused solutions,
for every child you help, 4 more children benefit, too.

Your sponsorship money goes beyond just helping your sponsored child, benefitting his/her family and other children within the community as well! Parents of these children will also receive useful skills training and income-generating opportunities to help them attain self-sustainability in the long term.

 
 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE PROCESS OF TRANSFORMATION

We stay and work closely with each community for a decade or more. There are three phases to our approach, and the ultimate goal is to see communities take charge of their projects and see them through.

 
 
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

 

During the first 3 years of development, we work closely with local leaders to identify challenges the community faces. Our team then maps out an action plan with the resources needed to create a healthy, sustainable environment.

 
 
EVALUATE & GROW

 

More members of the community become involved in leading and owning the projects during the middle phase of the programme (years 4 to 10). This period if also a time to make any necessary adjustments to projects, so goals are met.

 
 
ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY

 

By years 11 to 15, the impact of your support is tangible. Families’ living conditions are improving, and they are empowered to independently continue the work you helped start.

 

 
 

Every 60 seconds
... a family gets water
... a hungry child is fed
... a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

 

 

Communities Transformed, Lives Changed

Understand how the child sponsorship programme has equipped and empowered these communities to grow, develop and attain self-sustainability over the programme lifespan!

 
 

 

Together we’ve impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children
by tackling the root causes of poverty.

 

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