Education is a powerful driver of development and is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace and stability.” — The World Bank
Sponsoring a child is a wonderful way to help change the life of a child in need and bring hope to his or her entire community. By becoming a sponsor you will provide desperately needed opportunities to children with incredible potential. In addition, you will be making a personal investment, building a relationship with your beneficiary and his or her family, and joining a family of “life-givers” around the world who share your commitment to change the world, one child at a time.
The impact even small donations can make to a child and his or her family in the communities in which we operate is enormous. The average cost to send one child to school (fees, uniforms, books, school supplies, etc,) ages 5 to 12 is only $100, and around $200 for ages 13 to 18. For many families in Ghana, where the average household income is less than $1.50 a day, these expenses can be overwhelming, leading to kids starting school later in their lives and/or dropping out of school completely.
The world’s future leaders are today’s children and youth, and Ghana is not an exception. Many families and schools in Ghana do not have the needed resources to ensure that the children are able to attend school and graduate, as well as receive a quality education. We are reinforcing and boosting education by providing the badly-needed supporting structure and resources. This includes the provision of scholarships, uniforms, and school supplies.
How to sponsor a child in Africa: How does sponsorship work and what are the steps involved?
Sponsoring a child is a wonderful way to help change the life of a child in need and bring hope to his or her entire community. By becoming a sponsor through Sedarvp Ghana’s Sponsor a Child Program you will provide opportunities for a child who is in desperate need. Sponsoring a child helps provide basic needs like food, clothing, and education.
Sponsoring a child provides the continuity of impact that is needed – impacting the growth and development of children. The key area of empowerment that we focus on is education. When you sponsor a child, funds will go directly towards supporting the education of your sponsored child. Providing educational support is a tested and proven way to impact lives by providing the vital knowledge and skills that the child needs to grow up, become independent, self-sufficient and able to contribute to their community, national and global development.
By starting a child sponsor, you join a family of “life-givers” around the world who share your commitment to change the world, one child at a time.
1. Choose: Select one of the children waiting for your sponsorship from our child sponsorship platform.
2. Click: When you push the “Sponsor Today” button you are presented with a short form.
3. Respond: You will receive an email with instructions for payment / or sign up for payment through the site immediately.
Child sponsorship is the best way for you to impact or change a life in Africa. This allows you to provide on-going support – which is fundamental to effect permanent change.
You will be making a personal investment and building a relationship with a child and his or her family. When you sponsor a child, you will have the opportunity to exchange letters, photos, videos, and gifts. You could even visit if you choose to go that far.
How does sponsorship work?
Together, we provide children with the tools they need to step confidently into the future. When you make either a one-time gift or recurring monthly gift your contributions are pooled with that of other sponsors of children in the community where your child lives. Your contributions through this organization help provide care, food, water, shelter, clothing, medical supplies (where necessary), school fees and books associated with their education, and the necessities of life.
The primary impact Sedarvp Ghana child sponsorship has made is enabling poor kids from impoverished families to continue their education. The cost of sponsoring a child’s education can be overwhelming for impoverished families. Some of the families who are struggling economically are not in a position to cover all the school-related expenses. In such instances, without the support of a sponsor, the parents would not be able to pay school fees or purchase uniforms, etc. The added burden of uniforms, school supplies, etc. has made kids start school late or drop out of school completely. Child sponsors are not just charity providers, they have been an answer to prayer for many families – meeting a vital need and ensuring that kids are able to stay in school.
Sponsoring students has made it possible for impoverished young people to obtain a proper education. Education is a leading tool against some of the destructive paths young people sometimes turn to such as gang or rebel activity, and crime. By veering young people away from negative paths we help uplift entire communities.
As a sponsor, what will I receive throughout the year?
Child sponsorship a great way to connect with a child and help make a difference in Africa. Your children and family will get to know more about the life of a child in Ghana. You will receive photos and exchange letters. It will help all of you think globally and broaden your horizons. It’s a learning experience and it’s a great way to teach your children to help others. It is life-transforming!
It provides a great opportunity for you to build a relationship with the child you are sponsoring. Kids and sponsors learn about each other, exchange letters, videos, and share their lives.
Once we receive your first monthly gift, we will send you a sponsorship package by email (or hard-copy upon request) which will include a photo and profile of your child and other information about your child’s country. You can also expect to receive handwritten notes from the child, photos, scanned copies of the child’s grade/report card, and reports on the child’s overall well-being.
When you sign up to become a child sponsor, you join a family of “life givers” around the world who share your commitment to change the world, one child at a time.
Sponsored children love getting letters and photos from their sponsors
A school, business, club, or organization can sponsor a child.
You can sponsor a child for as long as you want.
However, we do recommend that you try to sponsor a child for at least two years because this brings stability to his or her life and family.
Are you ready to be a part of the positive transformation of an African child’s life, as well as your own?
Can you select a child for me?
We will be happy to assist you in the selection of a child to sponsor, or you can select a child by browsing through the profiles of children until you find a child that you connect with.
Join Sedarvp Ghana and individuals all over the world as we bring love, hope, compassion, and justice to underprivileged children in Ghana and beyond. Sponsors like you play a critical role in our program of helping children. As a child sponsor, you can help these children experience opportunities that they would not otherwise have. You can help children develop their potential and save them and future generations from a life of poverty!