5 Reasons Why to Sponsor Digital School
Help Us to Make an Impact
1. What is digital school child sponsorship and how does it work
- Child sponsorship is an opportunity for you to personally connect with a child, family, and community in need. You’ll walk alongside them as they work on lasting solutions to fight poverty and help vulnerable children reach their God-given potential.
- Our decades of experience have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen the child’s entire community. We do this by pooling your monthly sponsorship donations with those of other sponsors to provide the assistance that children and families living in poverty need most. Your generous donations will help your child, their community, and other children in need by providing vital resources like education, clean water, healthcare, economic opportunities, and more
- When you become a child sponsor, you’ll start to build a relationship with one child by providing education. You can connect with your child by writing letters and emails or sending cards and gifts. Knowing that someone far away cares about them and their future will be a great encouragement for a sponsored child.
2. What happens to the kids who aren’t getting sponsored
- Taaleem Foundation/Digital School child Sponsorship program is not just for those fortunate to be sponsored. The children who are registered into our Sponsorship program are the most vulnerable children in the community and are considered representatives of all children in the broader community.
- Although our goal is to help all children in a community, sponsored children can significantly benefit from the personal relationship they build with their sponsors. The cards, letters, and prayers they receive from their sponsors are a great source of encouragement and help children build self-esteem and realize their self-worth in a world where poverty tells them that they don’t matter.
- Taaleem Foundation/Digital School may occasionally provide specific support to sponsored children where the lack of these resources would serve as a barrier to their well-being and when family, community or government capacity to provide these resources is insufficient or absent. The aim in these instances is to move away from direct benefit support and move towards more sustainable and empowering development practices that would benefit all children in the community.
3. For how long can I sponsor?
- Sponsoring a child is an ongoing commitment where you’re able to help meet the basic needs of a child by investing in their community, as well as build a relationship and watch them grow up until they, or their community, become independent. Sponsoring a child is like inviting another person into your family.
4. Selection of kids
- Vulnerable children are nominated by the community to participate in child sponsorship, and their parents or guardians then register them in the program. Then children either wait for a sponsor to choose them, or they get to choose their own sponsor at a choosing event. Kids in the community who aren’t sponsored yet still benefit from sponsorship-funded community improvements in areas like clean water, healthcare, education, job opportunities, and more.
5. Why do you sponsor?
- You want to personally empower a vulnerable child and their family to change their future. Each child in our sponsorship program is matched with only one sponsor. As a sponsor, you’ll establish a relationship with your sponsored child, learning their unique story and the specific plans to equip them and their community for transformation.
- You want to impact more than just one child through your sponsorship donations. Through World Vision child sponsorship, you help empower entire communities because your monthly sponsorship gifts are pooled for maximum effectiveness. Instead of giving direct cash benefits to one child, you join other sponsors to fund long-term community development programs that benefit your sponsored child, plus other children in need. Some organizations focus only on helping individual sponsored children, but we’ve learned this can divide communities and slow progress. In other parts of the world, societies are much more communal and less individualistic than western cultures, so a community-based model is more effective.
- You want the impact you make to be sustainable. We believe that change lasts when it’s locally owned, so we support communities until they can continue the progress on their own. On average, we stay in a community 15 years, but our goal is for people to take the lead in their own lives.
- You think children should be seen—and heard. Children and families are integral to decisions about the work we do. Through advocacy training and biblically based workshops, children are empowered to speak up as agents of change in their homes, their communities, and their governments.