Sponsor a Child
The Child Sponsorship Programme is our flagship programme reaching over 2,500 children each year in both Vietnam and Mongolia. The programme connects individuals, families and organizations to children in need.
For just HK$245 per month sponsors contribute towards the financial stability and a better quality of life for a child. It helps ensure that they receive educational assistance, vital basic nutrition and primary healthcare essential to the development of the child. These are basics that most of us take for granted, but which are only a dream for many children in Vietnam and Mongolia.
How Children are selected for Sponsorship
All children in the CNCF child sponsorship programme come from impoverished family backgrounds with parents barely able to meet the basic needs for survival putting the children at high risk of commercial exploitation.
Families of the children on the Sponsorship Programme undergo rigorous investigation of their circumstances including regular home visits. These assessments are on-going and in cases where circumstances are considered to have sustainably improved, new families are introduced into the programme. In the most desperate circumstances the Foundation may offer additional financial assistance from the Emergency Fund.
How long does Sponsorship last?
For as long as the child remains with the Sponsorship Programme or unless the sponsor wishes to withdraw in which case CNCF strives to find a replacement donor. In cases where an older child completes his/her education and is able to become self-supporting or a child leaves the program for another reason, the sponsor is offered another child to assist.
Where the Money goes
The allocation of the funds is rigidly monitored. Of the HK$245 donation per month, HK$195 is paid directly to the child's family. HK$30 is used to pay the wages of the local CNCF social workers and carers that assess the families, administer the funds, monitor the programme, and prepare individual reports for each donor. The balance of HK$20 is used in home fundraising office to cover the administrative costs of the programme and to CNCF International to invest in future capacity building.
When the children receive their sponsorship money, either fortnightly or monthly, our sponsorship team interview the child and their family or carer to assess their health status, their progress at school, and any extra support that might be needed by the child to ensure their continued well-being. Home visits also take place on an annual basis.
Sponors receive an annual update on the progress of the child and sponsorship continues until the child becomes self-supporting. Where possible, we aim to continue to assist the child through Higher Education.
Read Success Stories about how our programme has helped children break the cycle of poverty.
To sponsor a child, complete our enquiry form and we will be in touch personally.
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