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Your Sponsorship Impact: Empowering Communities Over a Decade

We structure our programs in partnership with the community with the goal of working together for a period of 8 to 10 years. This long-term commitment allows us to thoroughly assess the community’s needs and deliver successful sponsorship programs that achieve lasting results.

When our teams transition out of an area, we work to carefully transfer ownership of our programs to local community members. This allows us to move on to help girls and boys in other communities, while ensuring the successes we achieved for children continue.

Changes with Your Sponsored Child

We work in real communities, with real families, often in difficult situations. We strive to provide a safe environment for children to learn, grow and play, but sometimes situations change. Children must leave our programs – for example, because the family has moved to a new home in another community.

If your child leaves our sponsorship program, your sponsorship will be moved to a new child, so that you can continue helping children in need. You’ll also have the opportunity to send a goodbye letter to your previously sponsored child. Saying goodbye can be hard, but a letter can help bring a sense of closure to your relationship and let your child know that your care doesn’t end with the program. 

See What a Difference Your Sponsorship Makes

Check out some of the changes we’ve seen in our sponsorship communities thanks to the support of sponsors like you. Thanks to you...

Michelle, a mother in the Philippines, learns how to best care for her baby Alyssa. Photo credit: Save the Children.

Healthy Moms and Babies

We teach parents and health professionals in the Philippines how to ensure babies and mothers survive and thrive.

Girls in Uganda participate in a buddy system that ensures they remain safe while fetching water in remote locations. Photo credit: Rick D’Elia/Save the Children.

Healthy Girls and Boys

We promote safe commutes to school in Uganda by establishing walking groups and buddy systems for girls and boys.

Girls like Rania in Egypt learn how to express themselves in our early learning centers, including how to write their own names. Photo credit: Save the Children.

Early Learners

We collaborate with local organizations in Egypt to establish more early learning centers so girls and boys receive the quality care and development they deserve.

Our programs ensure every child has the opportunity to learn, including those with disabilities, like 7-year-old Yen in Vietnam. Photo Credit: Save the Children in Vietnam

Successful Students

Local governments in Vietnam are replicating our training program that helps teachers make classes more inclusive for all children, including those with disabilities.

Girls and boys in Mozambique learn gender and adolescent health tips, so they are empowered to make positive decisions for their futures. Photo Credit: Victoria Zegler/Save the Children, 2017.

Empowered Teens

We partner with local radio stations in Mozambique to broadcast gender and adolescent health tips, so teens are empowered to make positive decisions for their futures.

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