No deductions are made from the sponsors’ payments for administration. We are very grateful for work done by volunteers, which help keep our costs low. Our administrative costs are met by fundraising and from tax we recover through Gift Aid. All sponsorship payments therefore go 100% to the charities work for and around the sponsored child. We no longer send out a regular newsletter, as postage cost are simply too high, however we do post online on our website and email if we have your details.
If you sponsor a primary school child, you will be given the opportunity to sponsor their secondary education should they pass their Government Examination in year 8. There is no obligation to do this; you can always assist another primary child’s education.
We encourage letters to the children and the children love receiving them. The children are all taught English and understand it well. We do not ask children to reply to every letter or write a thank you letter for every gift. Families are able to send gifts and letters, however postage is expensive (to receive as well as send) – please contact us if contact with the child is important with you.
We have many sponsors who do not want the details of an individual child, they are happy to know that the money they send is being well spent, and that a child is benefiting and administration costs are being kept to a minimum.
Many people want to send gifts, especially at Christmas time. Sponsors can send a cash gift via the charity, which will be used to buy a gift/food parcel. We hope that we will be able to collect enough money each year so that not just the individual child you sponsor receives a gift, but all the children benefit.
Physical gifts may be sent to sponsored children at your own expense – please contact us for further details regarding postage.