Almost half of the 7.9 billion people walking the Earth today are women and girls. Yet, here in 2022, the odds are still stacked against them.
It looks different in different places. They might be expected to make the tea in the office, overlooked for a promotion, or the one who has to take the day off when kids are sick. They might be expected to carry water while their brother goes to school, sold as a child bride, denied an inheritance, or beaten for shaming their family.
Every girl should be able to live free of fear.
Child Sponsorship helps to turn the tide of violence and discrimination against girls, by engaging with communities to address gender inequality and harmful gender norms which perpetuate violence and empowering those communities to protect girls.
Will you be willing to help one of them?
Join our movement to sponsor 1,000 girls by October 11 – International Day of the Girl.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Watch how Child Sponsorship helps girls live free of fear.
But change was coming.
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:
Families and communities are empowered to protect children from abuse and injustices through education and the establishment of support systems.
With access to quality education and a conducive learning environment, children are empowered and equipped to build a brighter future.
Families are equipped to attain food security and are educated on children’s nutritional needs to ensure their proper growth and development.
Families and communities are equipped to develop skills for sustainable livelihood opportunities, which instils hope and aspirations for the future.
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.
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.
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.
STARTING YOUR CHILD SPONSORSHIP JOURNEY
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.