Is child sponsorship an effective way to help?
Yes. Child Sponsorship is the best expression of one’s power to help build a nation fit for children. When you sponsor one child, you also invest in building a family and community. Your sponsorship then contributes to ensuring that children are better educated, healthier and protected. In our experience investing in children, has proved to be the best way to impact sustained progress in the life of a child. As a child sponsor, you can see for yourself the lasting change that you are helping create in the child’s life and the impact your support has in her community.
At what age group children will be in Valarkuzhanthai Orphanage?
The children will be in Valarkuzhanthai Orphanage normally from 5 to 17 years of age.
In case of child completely abandoned she will be in our orphanage till she gets married and settles in life.
Do the children go home for holidays?
Yes, if they want they can go home for holidays.
Where do the children study?
The children go to the local quality school to get their education.
How my donation will be spend?
If your donation is meant for specific purpose, clothing, food, education accordingly it will be spend.
Regarding the sponsorship donation the money will be spent for food, clothing, shelter and education.
- Monthly child sponsorship donation is Rs 1000/-
- Food donation : Donation per child a day is Rs 150/-
- Uniform clothing 2 sets per child is Rs 500/-
- School fees and education expenses per child annually is Rs 10,000/-
- Special projects such as construction of additional cottages, play ground, etc. On request we will provide you a budget.
Can I sponsor more than one child?
Yes. You can sponsor as many children as you wish to. There are many children waiting for sponsorship.
Can I visit my sponsored child?
Yes. You are most welcome to visit the child you sponsor. A visit means you can also see how much Valarkuzhanthai has been able to accomplish with your sponsorship support. A visit also makes your sponsorship more meaningful for you as well as your sponsored child. Please send a written request to our email id at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 1 month in advance. We will be glad to organise a visit.
What will happen to my sponsorship if my sponsored child migrates?
If the child migrates, we will inform you and the sponsorship for that child will be discontinued. As there are many other children in need, we will assign another child to you and your sponsorship will be adjusted against the new child.
Can I write to my sponsored child?
You can certainly write to your sponsored child. In fact, we encourage our sponsors to write to their children so as to get to know them better. Your sponsored child can also write to you. Many sponsors and sponsored children find this a rewarding experience. If the child is very young or does not know how to write, someone will probably help her to write or the project staff will write on their behalf.
What if I cannot continue my sponsorship payments? What will happen to the child?
We understand that financial and personal situations change. If you need to cancel, just let us know and we will find another sponsor for your child. Your child will not be neglected. Valarkuzhanthai Trust will ensure that the funding commitment to the project continues. The benefits as planned for the child will be carried out.
Can I send extra gift money to my sponsored child?
Extra gift money for the children’s education, medical needs and special days such as birthdays or project needs is always welcome. You can include this amount along with your regular monthly sponsorship gift.
How long should my child sponsorship last?
Our Child Sponsorship Program offers you the opportunity to stay with a child for a number of years, usually through the school year in which the child reaches the age of 18 to 22
While we hope that you will be able to continue your support of your sponsored child until she completes the program, we recognize that circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your child sponsorship at any time.
Please understand that a sponsored child’s circumstances may change, too. For example, sometimes families move beyond the reach of our program and children no longer have the opportunity to participate.
We will inform you as quickly as possible if any such circumstance affects the child you sponsor, and we’ll offer you the opportunity to support another child in need of your help.
As a sponsor, how else can I learn about the child I am helping?
In addition to letters from your sponsored child, we will send you periodic updates about your child’s progress and newsletters about our project there. You’ll have a better understanding of your sponsored child’s life.
Will my child write to me?
Your child will write to you at least twice a year – and upto six times per year depending on the frequency of your letters. A staff person will help children who have yet to learn how to read and write.
As you share your own family and personal concerns with the child you support, you’ll probably discover that he or she is consistently praying for you.
As your exchange of letters with the child you sponsor grows over the years, you may build a scrapbook of letters and photos from your child. Your scrapbook will serve as a constant reminder of the relationship you’ve developed with the child you’re helping and of how you’ve contributed to his or her growth.
How old do you have to be to sponsor a child?
There is no age limit to sponsor a child.
What payment methods are available?
Is the online payment option secure?
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