“I dropped out of school because we didn’t have any money.” – May Su, 11 years old.
As children are settling into the school year, more than 260 million children worldwide aren’t receiving a quality education.May Su left school four years ago, when she was just seven years old. Her mother passed away and she had to look after her little sister. She is just one of many children who are missing out on their education.
Being forced out of school and into the workforce at a young age has a profound impact on a child’s life. Child labour harms their physical and mental development, and robs them of their childhood, their education, and their potential.
Your support can help protect a child’s right to learn, and their future.
How ChildFund is getting children back to school
ChildFund is implementing a number of projects to improve children’s access to schooling, as well as the quality of the facilities and teaching in areas where schools are operating.
ChildFund is providing ongoing access to learning through projects like non-formal schools. Classes now run every morning in May Su’s village, five days a week, teaching children literacy and numeracy as well as important life skills that help them stay safe and cope with their difficult circumstances.
Non-formal schools give children outside the education system the chance to learn. This form of education can also help children find safer and better paid jobs in the future.
Your donation will make such a difference. As well as helping to run life-changing education programs in countries like Myanmar, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea, you could help give children like May Su essential educational items and support.
Help send a child to school
provides hygiene kits for women & children in an emergency
If you’re filing your tax return for the first time, have never claimed donations or donated at all, you’re probably wanting to know more about how you can claim donations to charity on your taxes. We’ve answered some of the most important questions about tax deductible donations below.
You can only claim for donations which are monetary gifts, given without the promise of something in return. Raffle tickets, charity chocolates, events and other donations of this kind, are not tax deductible.
At ChildFund, all regular giving donations over $2 are tax deductible including child sponsorship, community sponsorship and donations to appeals. A few donation categories are not tax deductible, for example, birthday gifts to your sponsored child and are not included on your annual tax receipt.
Your generous donation will be directed towards where it will have greatest impact. This could include our health, education, child protection and emergency programs that address the causes and impacts of poverty for children in developing communities.
Yes you will. A tax receipt for your one-off donation should arrive within 14 days. For regular monthly donations, including child sponsorship, tax receipts are sent annually, towards the end of July. Please keep your contact details updated so we can ensure you receive your tax receipt.
To provide ongoing support for a child like May Su, you may wish to take an exciting step into child sponsorship. Sponsoring a child will see your donation make measurable change for the child, their family and community.