Complete Sponsorship

  • Mercyline
    10 year old girl from Kenya
    Mercyline comes from Rift Valley Province of Kenya. She lives with both of her parents.
  • Kesikan
    5 year old boy from Sri Lanka
    Kesikan is a smart little boy, who comes from a poor family living in a remote village in Trincomalee. His father works as a casual laborer.
  • Bedand
    13 year old boy from Uganda
    Bedand lives with the parents and siblings in a grass thatched hut made of mud and wattle.
  • Bun Thai
    13 year old boy from Cambodia
    Bun Thai comes from the Chhloung district in Cambodia. His family follows the Buddhist religion. Bun Thai lives with his parents.
  • Peter
    12 year old boy from Uganda
    Peter is a social, friendly and talkative boy. He lives in North Eastern Uganda with both parents and siblings.
  • Catherine
    13 year old girl from Uganda
    Catherine is the fifth child in her family of nine children. She stays with both parents and siblings. She is a calm and friendly girl.
  • Rufia
    10 year old girl from Uganda
    Rufia lives in North Eastern Uganda with her parents and siblings.
  • Paska
    10 year old girl from Uganda
    Paska is an Acholi by tribe, Luo by ethnicity and protestant by faith. Paska loves being in school and has a dream to succeed.
  • Junior
    7 year old boy from Uganda
    Junior is protestant by faith and lives with the parents in a small grass thatched hut made of mud and wattle walls.
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How Sponsorship helps Children

Pie Chart - 81c in every dollar goes directly to helping children in poverty
81c in every dollar goes directly to helping children in poverty

ChildFund Australia works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting and meaningful change by supporting long-term community development and promoting children's rights.


Sponsorship contributions help provide food, healthcare, safe drinking water, education and income generation skills for the child, family and community.

Active community participation and empowerment is encouraged within ChildFund project areas. Although 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.

Communicating with your child

"I want to thank my sponsor for all the greetings cards and letters she has sent me. I have learned new things about her family and about the animals there."

Tharun, age 10, Sri Lanka

Child sponsorship is a wonderful opportunity to develop a new friendship across the globe. You can begin to get to know your sponsored child, learn more about each other and follow their progress.

Communicating is fun and enjoyable for both of you. It will be a childhood experience they will always cherish. But don’t just take it from us, see what children have to say!

To get started, we will send you a colourful postcard to introduce yourself. Shortly after, we’ll send you a fun activity for your sponsored child, so keep an eye on the post.

Don’t know what to write..? For hints and tips, please click here.

Sarun, Cambodia, proudly showing a card received from her Australian sponsor.

Visiting your Sponsor Child

“It has just been the most incredible day, to meet this child who we have only seen in pictures, to interact with Hamad, to see the area where he lives and meet his family."
ChildFund Ambassador, Julie Goodwin

Many sponsors describe visiting their sponsored child and their community as one of the most enriching and memorable experiences of their life. It also provides you with the unique opportunity to see first-hand the enormous difference that your sponsorship contributions are making in your sponsored child’s community.

ChildFund Australia can arrange for you to meet your sponsored child and family in their village. Please email Supporter Relations at or call on 1800 023 600 at least three months ahead of your planned departure date so arrangements can be made.

Learn more about visiting your sponsored child.