Change a Child’s World

You can bring real change to a child’s life for as little as £15 a month.

You have the opportunity to make a real and significant difference by sponsoring a child in Ecuador, India or Sri Lanka. Your sponsorship will allow a child to continue their education, receive specialised assistance and build a life for themselves away from the streets.

Our Child Sponsorship Programmes

Photo of 2 smiling girls at the Barbara Kelly Home

India

Barbara Kelly Home
£20 month / £240 year

Your help provides:

  • A safe and nurturing home environment for your sponsored child to grow up in
  • School fees in English medium school, with vocational training in computing and tailoring
  • School uniform, books and study materials
  • After school support for homework, with art, music and English tuition
  • All meals
  • Medical and dental check-ups and treatment
Photo of 5 boys at Gummidipoondi sitting cross legged on the floor

India

Gummidipoondi
£15 month / £180 year

Your help provides:

  • School fees, with vocational training
  • Accommodation during term
  • School uniform, books and study materials
  • After school support for homework
  • All meals
  • Medical and dental check-ups and treatment
Photo of boy at SDET using a walker to assist him

India

SDET
£15 month / £180 year

Your help provides:

  • Educational and personal needs
  • Medical/dental/eye care including immunisations
  • Educational support, including after school support for homework
  • Specialist support for children with disabilities
  • Extra-curricular activities including sports
  • Social support, including liaison between the child, family and school
  • A parents group to get them active in their child’s progress
Photo of children on the top of a slide at the playpark with SERVE, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

SERVE
£15 month / £180 year

Your help provides:

  • Support of a qualified social worker
  • School uniform, books and study materials
  • Educational support, including after school support for homework
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities including sports, art and language classes
  • Medical care
Photo of a JUCONI worker doing activities with children in the family home.

Ecuador

JUCONI
£20 month / £240 year

Your help provides:

  • A 4 year programme of personalised educational and therapeutic services
  • Weekly visits from a family psychologist, child psychologist and JUCONI Key Worker
  • School Uniform
  • Monthly food basket inc. beans, quinoa and soya for the family
  • Sports and arts club activities
  • Opportunities to build life skills and knowledge to the child and family
  • Training for teachers working with the child

What You Will Receive

When you decide to sponsor a child, we will send you a welcome pack and a profile of your child.
Every six months you will receive an update about your child.

In addition, sponsored children in India and Sri Lanka periodically write letters to their sponsors. You are welcome to write to your child (but there is no expectation that you must).

What Your Sponsorship Provides

We ensure that any donation is used as efficiently and effectively as possible to make a change in a child’s life. This is also true with your sponsorship.

Your sponsorship will be used to support a child with consideration of the social, cultural, political and environmental circumstances they live in. We do not operate a ‘one size fits all’ sponsorship programme. We recognise that the needs of children are different

Child sponsorship is NOT about giving a lump sum of money to a child and telling them to solve their own problems. Child sponsorship makes it possible for intensive work to be undertaken with each child, their family and community to address their needs and improve their long term future. Any money given to a child is for very specific purposes and will also be used to teach the child how to manage their money.

Contact us to get more information about sponsoring a child

SPONSOR A CHILD

Without the International Children’s Trust we would not be able to do what we are currently doing in the communities we are working in.

Kelly Mostert | New Life, local partner in South Africa

I very much appreciate the input from the International Children’s Trust, their questions and how they confront us with ‘Why this? Why that?’.

Gerrie Smit | New Life, local partner in South Africa

Because we do monitoring and evaluation all the time, that creates a lot of new learning that feeds into new practice and new empowerment strategies.

Gerrie Smit | New Life, local partner in South Africa