Information For Child Sponsors

When you become a child sponsor, you start a journey.

You’ll bear witness to the transformation of a child’s life and future, and we’ll be here with you every step of the way.

What is child sponsorship?

Sponsoring a child is a decision to provide a young person in need, and their family, with life changing resources. Child sponsorship is a journey, and you can be as active in your child’s life as you would like. We encourage all child sponsors to write letters to their children, send them gifts and perhaps even to visit them overseas if you can spare the time.

How is your child sponsorship used?

As the future of children is ultimately linked to the situation in their community, ChildFund Australia sponsorship contributions are pooled with funds from other sponsors to help benefit all children and families in the community. This includes enrolled children who are awaiting a sponsor.

How do we help your sponsored child and their community?

Sponsorship contributions help provide children with:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Food
  • Safe drinking water

We also provide vocational training and income generation skills and child protection services for the child, family and community. The exact blend of program work depends on the needs and context of each individual community, so some or all programs may be active in your sponsored child’s area at any one time.

Active community participation and empowerment is encouraged within ChildFund project areas. Whilst children are at the centre of the locally developed initiatives, the emphasis is on encouraging self-help by providing families and communities with the means to reshape their future.

What is the child sponsorship journey?

Child sponsorship is a journey. From the moment you choose a child to sponsor, you’ll follow a process of change.

Choose

Choose a child that you wish to sponsor.

Combine

Your sponsorship combines with those of other sponsors in the same community so that all children benefit.

Correspond

Stay in touch with your sponsored child and see their progress through letters, cards and photos.

Change a life

Education, healthcare, nutrition and child protection give your sponsored child a future where they will survive and thrive.

With your support, we can help to change lives.

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY