Child Sponsorship Celebrates Children
Millions of children throughout the world live in extreme poverty. Their families try to survive on less than $1.25 a day. The children are often deprived of medicine, education and shelter. Many live without access to clean water. They are unprotected and oppressed, starved of affection and opportunity and trapped in an cycle of disadvantage passed from one generation to another, if they're able to survive past childhood.
For many children born into poverty their first day of life is also their last. Of those who survive their first day, many will die within the month. And even more will die before the age of five. But this need not continue.
Since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, the global mortality rate for children under five years old has been cut in half. The world community is beginning to give its best to children. It's improving the odds for every child, giving them a chance to rise above disadvantage and discrimination, to push past predators and abuse, to fight off disease, ignorance, malnutrition and shame so they may live up to their fullest potential.
Through our Child Sponsorship Program we offer children the opportunity for a life released from poverty. We provide mentoring, critical medical resources and medical checkups, nutritious food, supplemental vitamins, health and hygiene training, educational assistance, emotional support, spiritual guidance and access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief.
If you want to help children in need claim their rights and their potential, sponsor a child. Child sponsorship is one of the most cost-effective methods for affecting beneficial change for the poor and many economists view it as the most effective long-term development intervention for helping the poor.1