Firsts are powerful moments.
Firsts can be powerful. Both for you, and for your sponsored child. Whether it's the first year of school. The first year without infection. Or the first time you’ve cared for someone you’ve never met. You can give a world of firsts to a vulnerable child and their community.
The first clean water pump in their village might be the last time dirty water makes them sick. Giving a girl access to school is the first step to becoming a community leader rather than a child bride. A parent's first day at work — can be the last day their family goes hungry.
World Vision’s child sponsorship programme addresses the root causes of poverty and brings about long-lasting solutions so that children everywhere can have a new chance at life.
THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS!
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. YOU can give a world of firsts to a child and his/her through child sponsorship.
Meet Nancy: With the help of child sponsorship, Nancy became one of the first girls in her community to graduate from high school and was inspired to become an emergency aid worker.
Why Does World Vision Child Sponsorship Work?
We have spent decades committed to the idea that stable productive communities raise healthy, happy children. To this end, our work promotes community-focused solutions, close partnerships with community leaders, churches, families and especially the children themselves. Our programme works because we help both the community and key individuals within it. The parents of sponsored children learn useful and important skills and receive income-generating opportunities that help them and their families for the long term, as well as other members of the community through the sharing of knowledge and resources.
Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, 4 more children benefit, too.
Everything we do has just one goal: the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable--not just for now, but for the long-term. Communities know their members best, which is why the community nominates children who are most at need to participate in the child sponsorship programme. The programmes then match each child with a single donor so no child is lost. Then with your help, we build a better and safer place for them to live in continuously monitor their well-being and progress. Our decades of experience has shaped our belief that your contributions are maximised when we pool resources from the collective support of all the sponsors rather than simply transferring your donation to your sponsored child. We have found that a holistic community-based solutions are far more effective and sustainable.
Over the last five years, 89% of the severely malnourished children we treated made a full recovery.
Poverty is an extremely complex issue with many layers. Without access to clean water or medical facilities, it is difficult to be well enough to attend school or learn new skills; without an education, it is difficult to access opportunities and have financial resources.
Poverty can become a vicious cycle and leave those affected feeling hopeless. Therefore, child sponsorship must not be shortsighted. We take a holistic approach, pooling contributions towards tackling the many insidious reasons that poverty can bounce back.
We maximise your contribution by providing your sponsored child and other vulnerable children access to basic needs in mainly five areas
Every 60 seconds ... a family gets water ... a hungry child is fed ... a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.
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.
Your help makes all the difference: communities blossom and become safer and sustainable! Once that happens, we are ready to begin anew with another afflicted community.
According to Singapore’s charity regulations, the total expenses incurred due to public fundraising appeals in a financial year must not exceed 30% of total donations collected through the public appeals in that year. At World Vision Singapore, the total expenditure was 16.7% of total funds raised in FY18.
Starting the Child Sponsorship Journey
Make your sponsorship count in the location of most concern to you by choosing the community with needs and circumstances near and dear to your heart. World Vision Singapore supports children in the following countries:
- Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
- Africa: Ethiopia, Zambia
- Middle East: West Bank
What You Will Receive
We make it easy for you to manage your personal details, sponsorships, and donations. Your personalised, password-protected online account will also let you learn more about your sponsored child and their community.
Your welcome kit contains everything you need to know about child sponsorship — information about the child and community you chose to support and a sponsor's handbook.
Keep in touch with your sponsored child through the World Vision online portal — enjoy the welcome letter from your sponsored child, exchange letters, send gifts, or even visit in person!
Stay updated on the positive impact your support has had on your sponsored child's life with our Annual Progress Report. Also keep up to date on World Vision's work through our newsletters.
Experience the Joy of Child Sponsorship for Yourself
We can answer any questions you may have on child sponsorship. Visit our FAQs below or chat with us on Facebook Messenger.
- 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
- 中东：耶路撒冷 - 西岸 - 加沙