What is Child Sponsorship?

World Vision's Child Sponsorship

Child Sponsorship is a special opportunity for YOU

A unique connection stemming from the heart to create change in a child’s life, Child Sponsorship gives you the personal opportunity to sow seeds of hope and belief for a better tomorrow.

Introduce a child to a world where clean water, nutrition, food, and safety can be a part of their childhood and growing up years. With your support, we can implement community-focused solutions that uplift your sponsored child and other children in the community. For every child you help, four more children benefit too.

Make your sponsorship count by choosing a child with needs and circumstances dear to your heart. Embark on a journey of a lifetime today!

 

 

 

How Child Sponsorship Changes a Child's World

Meet Kim

Former sponsored child now teacher
in Cambodia.​

“As a sponsored child, I participated in many courses that helped me overcome my fears.”

 

Meet Thuong

Former sponsored child now community leader
in Vietnam.​

“For me, the sponsorship programme was really a classroom that prepared us for life.”

 

Meet Kit

Former sponsored child now CEO
in the Philippines.​

“Where I am now, it's 100% because of World Vision.”

 

 

5 Core Sectors of Child Sponsorship

 
 
Education

With access to quality education and a conducive learning environment, children are empowered and equipped to build a brighter future.

 
 
Clean Water & Sanitation

Access to clean water protects children from avoidable diseases, while sanitation practices eliminate preventable diseases and reduce child mortality rates.

 
 
Health & Nutrition

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.

 
 
Child Protection

Families and communities are empowered to protect children from abuse and injustices through education and the establishment of support systems.

 

 

 

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 Area Programmes

Make your sponsorship count by choosing a community with needs and circumstances of children near and dear to your heart. You can select a child of the same birthday month and gender to sponsor or sponsor an orphan or a child who has been waiting to be sponsored for more than 12 months.  Learn more about the countries where World Vision Singapore runs our Child Sponsorship programmes:

 

 

Hi, my name is Mursalin.
I am a 7-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Hamada Ali Mousa.
I am a 8-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Htet Myat.
I am a 6-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Nur Amin.
I am a 7-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Sazzad Hosen.
I am a 7-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Alvi Alif.
I am a 5-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Rayhan.
I am a 5-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Rafael Granciano.
I am a 5-year-old boy from Indonesia.

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Hi, my name is Marselinus Songgo.
I am a 5-year-old boy from Indonesia.

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Hi, my name is Hari Kasun.
I am a 5-year-old boy from Sri Lanka.

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Hi, my name is Wael Salim.
I am a 9-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Thurein.
I am a 6-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Chit Lin.
I am a 10-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Min Thu.
I am a 9-year-old boy from Myanmar.

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Hi, my name is Noyan.
I am a 8-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Arjo.
I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Morsalin.
I am a 7-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Abdalwahab Talal Jama.
I am a 8-year-old boy from Jerusalem West Bank Gaza.

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Hi, my name is Mursalin.
I am a 7-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Rothin.
I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Niloy.
I am a 5-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Samrat.
I am a 7-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Ovijit.
I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Arnob.
I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Soriful.
I am a 6-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Mostakin.
I am a 8-year-old boy from Bangladesh.

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Hi, my name is Chanthy.
I am a 11-year-old boy from Cambodia.

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Hi, my name is Suy.
I am a 12-year-old boy from Cambodia.

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Hi, my name is Lishwanth.
I am a 5-year-old boy from Sri Lanka.

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Hi, my name is Viet Nhan.
I am a 7-year-old boy from Viet Nam.

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Hi, my name is Meak.
I am a 11-year-old boy from Cambodia.

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Hi, my name is Arushan.
I am a 4-year-old boy from Sri Lanka.

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My name is Mursalin

My birthday is on 15 Mar 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 Hamada Ali Mousa

My birthday is on 25 Nov 2015
My favourite subject is Local Language
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 AP 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 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 AP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Htet Myat

My birthday is on 12 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 Nur Amin

My birthday is on 2 Jan 2017
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 Sazzad Hosen

My birthday is on 8 Mar 2017
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 Alvi Alif

My birthday is on 9 Mar 2019
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 Rayhan

My birthday is on 8 Feb 2019
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 Rafael Granciano

My birthday is on 21 Jul 2019
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Does not play - too young

Indonesia, Ende AP

World Vision started an AP 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 Marselinus Songgo

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

Indonesia, Ende AP

World Vision started an AP 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 Hari Kasun

My birthday is on 11 Jan 2019
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Ball games

Sri Lanka, Lindula AP

World Vision has been involved with Sri Lanka’s tea estate workers for many years and Lindula AP 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 AP, the 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, and 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 Wael Salim

My birthday is on 28 Jan 2015
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 AP 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 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 AP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Thurein

My birthday is on 12 Jan 2018
My favourite subject is None
I like playing Toys

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 Chit Lin

My birthday is on 1 Jan 2014
My favourite subject is Local Language
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 Min Thu

My birthday is on 1 Jan 2015
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 Noyan

My birthday is on 18 Jan 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 Arjo

My birthday is on 24 Jan 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 Morsalin

My birthday is on 13 Jan 2017
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 Abdalwahab Talal Jama

My birthday is on 23 Jan 2016
My favourite subject is Mathematics
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 AP 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 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 AP is the illiteracy rate, which stands at 15%. In comparison, the national average is 4.1%.

My name is Mursalin

My birthday is on 11 Apr 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 Rothin

My birthday is on 11 Aug 2017
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 Niloy

My birthday is on 12 Sep 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 Samrat

My birthday is on 21 Feb 2017
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 Ovijit

My birthday is on 13 Oct 2017
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 Arnob

My birthday is on 10 Feb 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 Soriful

My birthday is on 13 Dec 2017
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 Mostakin

My birthday is on 2 Jun 2016
My favourite subject is Drawing
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 Chanthy

My birthday is on 7 Sep 2012
My favourite subject is National Language
I like playing Running

Cambodia, Sambour AP

Sambour, Cambodia, is located in Kratie province, northeast of the country. The majority of the population in Sambour rely on farming, but as the district is prone to high occurrences of floods and droughts, livelihoods are often affected when crops are destroyed as a result. Children also suffer from domestic violence, abuse and neglect due to the lack of awareness among parents. While attaining an education is also a challenge for children due to the community's location, poor school infrastructure and lack of quality education. 

My name is Suy

My birthday is on 29 Sep 2011
My favourite subject is Mathematics
I like playing Riding a bicycle

Cambodia, Sambour AP

Sambour, Cambodia, is located in Kratie province, northeast of the country. The majority of the population in Sambour rely on farming, but as the district is prone to high occurrences of floods and droughts, livelihoods are often affected when crops are destroyed as a result. Children also suffer from domestic violence, abuse and neglect due to the lack of awareness among parents. While attaining an education is also a challenge for children due to the community's location, poor school infrastructure and lack of quality education. 

My name is Lishwanth

My birthday is on 28 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 AP 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 AP, the 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, and 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 Viet Nhan

My birthday is on 1 Jun 2017
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 AP 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 Meak

My birthday is on 10 Sep 2012
My favourite subject is National Language
I like playing Riding a bicycle

Cambodia, Sambour AP

Sambour, Cambodia, is located in Kratie province, northeast of the country. The majority of the population in Sambour rely on farming, but as the district is prone to high occurrences of floods and droughts, livelihoods are often affected when crops are destroyed as a result. Children also suffer from domestic violence, abuse and neglect due to the lack of awareness among parents. While attaining an education is also a challenge for children due to the community's location, poor school infrastructure and lack of quality education. 

My name is Arushan

My birthday is on 19 Sep 2019
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 AP 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 AP, the 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, and 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.

 
 

 

 

Starting Your Child Sponsorship Journey

For only $45 a month, you can sponsor a child and join our incredible community of child sponsors who, like you, are dedicated to giving the most vulnerable children a bright future. And here's 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!

And 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, four 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Commitment 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 

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!

 

 

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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