Child sponsorship is a good way of touching lives in Africa. Individuals, families, churches, and groups are linked with specific children or specific community projects in their own country or abroad, pledging an amount each month to support community-led programs that benefit children.
The problems children face in the developing world differ, but the cause is always the same (poverty). It’s easy to feel hopeless, but through child sponsorship, you truly can do something about it, something extraordinary. You can personally reach out and connect with a child and community. You get to see and feel the difference your support makes, through the eyes of your sponsored child and their letters and photographs.
Sponsorship provides resources that go into programs that are usually ten to 15 years in length and are custom designed in collaboration with community leaders to address key needs. Programs are child-focused but also benefit non-sponsored children and families.
Give Hope Initiative works with children, families, communities, and sponsors all over the world to improve the well-being of children. We believe that the best way to help children is to work with them, together with their families and communities, to make changes that last.
Child sponsorship builds relationships between children, their families, sponsors, and the Give Hope Initiative. Each person in this relationship improves life for others by sharing resources, hope, and experiences in overcoming poverty through child-focused development programs.
To be able to achieve a lasting effect and to provide a good solid destiny for the child, we seek to establish a relationship between a sponsor and a child. The Sponsor makes a direct contribution to the wellbeing of the child. The contributions of the sponsors provide solid support to the development of the child through various offers such as good education and good health care. Sponsors receive regular updates about the child’s progress.
We also seek the welfare and the development of the community ( such as in infrastructure ) where the child lives. This helps improve the quality of the environment and minimizes the side effect of communal as well as parental negative influence, which could be counterproductive to the child’s development.