Your partnership with a project gives you the opportunity to see how a project develops, and transforms the lives of vulnerable children and the communities in which they live. Often we look for project partners for initiatives unsuitable for child sponsorship. Perhaps the project has a high turnover of children, as at the New Day Centre in Albania, or the children are only with us for a few years, as in our Ethiopian pre-schools, or our Shack Schools for Syrian refugees. Sometimes we seek project partners to enable an existing sponsorship scheme to develop other initiatives in support of children, as in Uganda, where partner schools and disability groups have benefitted from funds from project partners. You will receive:
News of progress and challenges from their project and community
Apply to join occasional project visits – see the impact for yourself
Children in your project receive education and welfare care, and other services, depending on the project you choose. Our local staff and partners are on hand to provide support and guidance to struggling families, in and outside the home.
Accountability is important to us. For every £1 of donated money we spend in the course of a typical year:
89p – Children – supporting vulnerable children and communities.
7p – Management – central administrative costs and fulfilling statutory requirements.
3p – Fundraising – raising funds and building awareness.
1p – Governance – Fulfilling the legal responsibilities of trustees, financial controls, and child safeguarding compliance.
*Micha’s father already had ten children by his first wife, when Micha and her brother were born to his second wife. Massive tension between the two women meant the family home in the slums of Kolkata, India, was a place of quarrels and strife.
The odds were stacked against *Reina, who was born with sickle cell anaemia in a desperately poor family in northern Uganda, and then experienced the trauma of being displaced by rebel insurgents at the age of seven.
11-year-old *Cathy’s life has always been chaotic. Her father went to prison for drug offences before she was born, and her mother struggled to bring her up as a single parent, living in a slum on a beach in Sri Lanka.