Posts about child sponsorship
Jinja East has quite a big population of children who need urgent help. Child sponsorship is one way for us to obtain the financial support necessary to help them. These children range in age from 2-25 years old. Many are living with HIV/AIDS or have lost their parents to the same. Others are migrants from northern Uganda whose mothers were displaced by the 22-year war of the LRA leaving their fathers either in the hands of the LRA, or worse, dead. For those in this situation, often both mother's and children need our help. Many of these children live on the streets.
How can Help Liberia Foundation publicise their child sponsorship scheme and make it more attractive to potential sponsors?
Help Liberia Foundation run a child sponsorship scheme. Money raised is used to pay the teachers at the school, and for other day to day running costs. At the moment, this is their main source of income to keep the school running.
Sponsorship costs US$7 per month, and as at October 2009 about 40 children have sponsors. Sponsors can write to their chosen child, and receive letters in return.
More details of the scheme can be found on the HLF website http://help-liberia.org/
Please share your ideas on how to publicise the scheme.
Hope Alive Uganda would like to run a sponsorship programme.
See http://hopealiveuganda.synthasite.com for this.
In this task we would like to start a discussion about experiences with child sponsorship programs, options for sponsoring children, tips and advice, experiences, pros and cons.
Despite the fact that many similar tasks and discussions about child sponsorship can be found on the nabuur site, we would like to explore options, problems and possibilities for promoting this sponsorship program in Kisozi. Tips and tricks are welcome.
Hope Alive Uganda has an existing child sponsorship program which is described on their website and located here:
For this task, we are requesting that volunteers review our sponsorship program and help us identify any areas that could be improved. We would like suggestions for how to make our sponsorship program stronger and more attractive to prospective sponsors of the children identified.